Certificate in Biblical Studies
This program is for those who want to develop skills and methods for engaging in sound and thoughtful interpretation of the Bible for use in ministry or mission settings or as a firm foundation as they pursue a variety of careers in the marketplace.
The Certificate in Biblical Studies is designed for students who wish to delve into the content and message of the Bible. In their Bible classes students will be introduced to the field of biblical studies that includes the ancillary disciplines of history, culture, archaeology, hermeneutics, and literary studies. Students will also be exposed to Arts and Science classes that will broaden their knowledge of humanity and the world around them. The program offers enough flexibility for students to follow and discover their passions and interests. This one year of study is intended to help students grow in their biblical knowledge while gaining a better understanding of themselves so as to lead them into further studies or new directions.
(30 credit hours)
(15 credit hours)
Humanities and Social Sciences
(6 credit hours)
David completed a PhD in Religious Studies at McMaster University in 2004, the same year he began teaching at Briercrest College and Seminary. As a scholar and a teacher, David's basic priorities are studying the New Testament in its first-century Jewish and Greco-Roman contexts and learning with students what it means to hear and respond to the Bible's address to Christians today.
Growing up in Kenya as a child of missionary parents gave David a love for international travel. He and Tenyia were married on a semester break during a year of study in Israel, and they recently spent a vacation visiting archaeological sites in Turkey. David returned to Israel in 2009 as one of the leaders of Briercrest College and Seminary's first Israel Study Tour.
David, along with Kevin Daugherty, led another Briercrest study tour this past summer, Study Tour 2013: Follow Paul through Turkey and Greece.
In his free time, David enjoys hiking, playing with his daughter Shoshana, and reading in his back yard under the amazing Saskatchewan sky.
Don grew up in Ontario, and after high school and some job experience, he joined the RCMP and was stationed in B.C. Don married Tracy and they raised two children, Brad and Katie. After ten years in the RCMP and six years of youth ministry in local churches, Don came to Briercrest to study. While studying at both the college and seminary and taking on the task of policing in Caronport, Don was hired to teach part-time for the college and has been doing so for over 10 years. Through this time, he completed a doctoral degree with the University of South Africa, completing a dissertation entitled: A Narrative Critical Analysis of Korah's Rebellion in Numbers 16 and 17. Don has also traveled to Israel and was part of organizing two academic study tours to the Holy Land in 2009 and 2011.