Reading His Word

Who wrote the Bible? How can a book written 2,000 years ago remain true or relevant today? Learn about the origin of the Bible and the evidence for it being the true, inerrant, unchanging Word of God in Concordia's exegetical theology certificate.

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Program Overview

The exegetical theology certificate looks at the origins of the 66 books of the Bible, which support the belief that the words therein were inspired by God himself. Though written two millennia ago, the Word of the Lord endures forever, and is still the means by which God communicates with us. 

Through completion of this certificate, students will:

  1. Develop an understanding of the origin of the Bible, recognize the unique qualities of God’s word, and appreciate the varied yet unified content of the Old and New Testaments, and use sound principles in interpreting Scripture
  2. Recognize the Bible as the authoritative source for knowledge of God and humankind, articulate key doctrines of the Christian faith, especially the gospel of Jesus Christ, and apply the teachings of Scripture to the life of the individual
  3. Interpret contemporary culture in terms of biblical expectations and ways in which the Christian faith addresses contemporary challenges with confidence and hope, promoting the student’s perception of the Christian in society as being both an observer and a participant of the unfolding of history with Jesus Christ at the center

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