Monday, February 20, 2006

Continuing Education

Seminaries are making continuing education easier for those who are unable to afford to attend. We heartily applaud this. Even for those with their graduate degrees, this enables us to take some classes that we didn't get the chance to take and even brush up on some of the classes we did take. This is particularly useful for those on the missions field where formal education for the elders of churches is difficult at best.

Today I received a link to Covenant Seminary.

For those who are interested, they are putting a number of their course offerings online.

Now, there have been issues, I understand, with Auburn Theology @ Covenant, but that doesn't necessarily mean that their course offerings are anathema. As always use your discernment in selecting any courses you take.

See here: Covenant and the NPP

Covenant Worldwide

Covenant Worldwide is a free educational resource for faculty, students, and self-learners around the world. It flows from Covenant Theological Seminary's grace-centered Gospel mission and exists to make high-quality, graduate-level theological education available to those who do not have the ability to attend seminary.

Covenant Worldwide:

Offers free downloads of Covenant Theological Seminary course materials.

Does not require registration.

Is not a degree granting or certificate-granting activity.

Does not provide access to Covenant Seminary faculty.

The courses posted on this Web site comprise Covenant Seminary's Master of Arts in Theological Studies degree. The course selection is designed to provide foundational knowledge of church history, theology, the Old Testament, the New Testament, and practical theology.

You may download the course materials at no charge and use them for non-commercial purposes. Lectures are in MP3 format, and study guides are available as PDFs. In addition to the course materials, a list of the textbooks used for each course is included. Also, as they become available, transcripts of the lectures for each course will be posted to the Web site. The lectures are currently available in English but are being transcribed to facilitate the translation of these materials into multiple languages.


  1. The Covenant website is great! I've been listening to lectures on Church history up to the Reformation, and it's great. I would highly recommend it.

  2. I go to school about a quarter of a mile away from Covenant. Their library and resources are excellent, and I expect nothing less from their online material.

  3. After reading the statement of the president of that seminary that you linked I have to say he is naive at best. You simply can't be diplomatic with NPP and AA and FV types and doctrine, they eat people and approaches like that alive. They thrive on it. I've seen them be rebuked in a 12 page statement where in a sentence in a paragraph in the last section a writer of the statement 'threw them a bone', so to speak, the slightest little compliment or 'concession', and the next day the aa-fv-npp people had it all over the internet quoting that one part of a paragraph and taking it as vindication and suggesting that the critics, as proven by this little sentence, are really in the corner of the NPP-AA-FV doctrine, but they just have to come around and be political for awhile for their 'audience' and so on. They are pushing deadly doctrine and with seminary presidents like you linked it appears they are going to continue to have an easy time in adminstering their poison into the water supply and bloodstream of seminaries and churches who effect to believe and defend Reformed Theology.