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Thursday Evening Bible Class
Cornerstone Theological Seminary promotes the rigorous study of Scripture and ancient languages. Each year, one or more of our expert faculty members leads the Thursday Evening Bible Class, a fall Bible teaching series offered on-site at CTS for the community. Comprised of Biblical lectures, the classes typically run from eight to 10 weeks.
Thursday Evening Bible Class sessions are free and open to the public. More than a hundred individuals from the community attend each series, representing a variety of Christian denominations and associations.
Fall 2023—Surrendered: Living & Learning Under the Authority of Scripture
Chapter I, Paragraph IV of the 1646 Westminster Confession states, “The authority of the Holy Scripture, for which it ought to be believed, and obeyed, dependeth not upon the testimony of any man, or Church; but wholly upon God (who is truth itself) the author thereof: and therefore it is to be received, because it is the Word of God, (2Pe 1:19; 2Pe 1:21; 2Ti 3:16; 1Jo 5:9; 1Th 2:13).”
The belief that the Holy Scripture is truly the Word of God has fallen on hard times within the Church. The authority and sufficiency of Scripture seems to be attacked on so many fronts including seminaries and local churches. The faculty of Cornerstone Theological Seminary wish to call God’s people together to state with clarity that we are fully committed to the authority and sufficiency of the Bible as God’s Word. We believe the Bible is authoritative not because of what it does, but because of what it is, namely the very Word of God constituted by the Holy Spirit. We wish to encourage God’s people this fall semester to renew their confidence in and surrender to God’s Word in all things.
Join us this fall for our Thursday Evening Bible Class as we learn from a variety of our full-time faculty as they teach these truths from their unique disciplines, unpacking how the entirety of God’s Word from the Old and New Testaments authoritatively and sufficiently equips us for life and godliness.
All class sessions are held from 7-8 p.m. in Cornerstone Theological Seminary (3000 Leonard St NE) at Cornerstone University.
- Sept. 14: Dr. Jeffrey Halsted, Dean of CTS and Professor of Ministry Theology & Practice
- Understanding the contemporary cultural and churchly context
- Cornerstone Theological Seminary and the doctrine of Holy Scripture
- Watch Session 2 With Dr. Gerson Moreno-Riaño, President of Cornerstone University (9/21/23)
- Watch Session 3 With Dr. Jeffrey Halsted, Dean of CTS and Professor of Ministry Theology & Practice (9/28/23)
- Watch Session 4: Authority and significance of Holy Scripture in the Old Testament With Dr. Daniel Watson, Professor of Old Testament (10/12/23)
- Watch Session 5: Authority and Significance of Holy Scripture in the New Testament With Dr. Bruce Henning, Assistant Professor of New Testament (10/19/23)
- Watch Session 6: Authority and Significance of Holy Scripture in the New Testament With Dr. Bruce Henning, Assistant Professor of New Testament (10/26/23)
- Watch Session 7 With Dr. Jeffrey Halsted, Dean of CTS and Professor of Ministry Theology & Practice
- Nov. 9: Dr. Kenneth Reid, Associate Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology
- A systematic theological treatment of the doctrine of Holy Scripture
- Personal surrender to God’s Holy Word
Audio Recordings of Past Classes
Biblical Foundations for Justice: Understanding the Bible's Teaching About Justice | Kenneth Reid (2020)
Our nation is facing an insurmountable crisis regarding social and racial justice. While many voices are proclaiming their views from sociological and political perspectives—both conservative and liberal—many are not appealing to Scripture.
Taught by Dr. Kenneth Reid, assistant professor of systematic and historical theology, this series surveyed the Bible’s teachings about public justice and sought to answer the question: What does the Bible teach about justice, and how should Christians respond in light of this? This study presented a biblical definition of justice and surveyed some Bible passages about justice. We discussed passages from Genesis to Revelation.
The hope of this study is that everyone would grow close to God’s heart for the marginalized and the poor and challenge their own conceptions of justice in a biblical context.