How does the course work?
Inspiring and fully interactive online learning
The Diploma of Biblical Theology is designed to be as interactive as possible – both interpersonally and materially. Online learning tools allow students to participate in virtual classrooms and dedicated tutors coach students through their assessment tasks, such as forums and workshops.
The lecture notes are fully interactive as the student is given opportunity to read, listen and reflect on the material. Students can chart their progress using built-int “to-do” lists combined with instant feedback from online quizzes and specialised skill sessions.
At Moore College, we also recognise that students have unique styles of learning. That’s why we have put a lot of time into learning design, to address the many styles of teaching and learning that students respond to.
Each unit in the Diploma of Biblical Theology will have 3,000 words of assessment. While the type of assessment will vary, a typical unit can be expected to comprise forum participation, online quizzes and a major thematic assignment. Other types of assessment include book reviews, trial sermons, and reflections on practical experience.
Our assessment tasks focus on group interaction, using tools such as workshopping and forums that give students plenty of opportunity to communicate their learning to their peers and to others. Students are coached in giving and receiving feedback as well as exchanging ideas and hearing critique. This makes for a truly interpersonal, multi-faceted learning process, which provides students with tools to help them grow and inspire others in the faith.
What are the core subjects?
In this unit you will look at how the Bible is structured and how it centres on and culminates with the revelation of the Lord Jesus. As such, we focus on the unfolding self-revelation of God in human history as revealed in the Bible. This unit will: help you grasp the overall content of the Bible; help you understand how to apply the whole Bible to different ethical issues; help you teach different parts of the Bible.
In this subject you will look at how the church grew and developed from the post New Testament era until 600 A.D. The unit explores the challenges of heresy and persecution as well as developments in articulating Christian theology in response to those challenges. There are several primary historical sources that are studied to give students a firm grasp of historical method. The unit will also give students a broad understanding of the people and movements within this period as well as some specific events that were pivotal and continue to shape how the church understands God’s self-revelation of himself through the Bible.
The Gospel of Mark
In this unit you will look at Mark’s Gospel in depth, and discover how it brings us face to face with Jesus Christ, the Son of God. You will look at some of the historical background to Jesus’ life and ministry. You will also explore how Mark’s narrative guides readers to put their faith in Jesus as the one who brings hope for all who live under the shadow of death. You will explore key topics in Mark, such as the Kingdom of God, parables, miracles, faith, honour and shame, Christian discipleship, atonement and resurrection.
Moore College’s vision is evangelical and international. Based on the Sydney campus at Newtown, the College provides ministers for the Anglican Church in Sydney and also for other Diocese and denominations. Moore also trains Christian workers for ministries to children, youth, families, and cross-cultural mission. Students come to study from a wide range of church and cultural contexts, for enrolment in diploma, graduate, postgraduate and distance courses.