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Point University – Attn: Enrollment
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West Point, GA 31833
Mr. Samuel W. (“Wye”) Huxford
Professor of Biblical Studies and Theology
Vice President for Spiritual Development and Dean of the Chapel
Department Chair, Biblical Studies
Dr. Holly J. Carey
Professor of Biblical Studies
Dr. Jennifer A. Craft
Assistant Professor of Theology and Humanities
Dr. Stephen M. Hooks
Professor of Biblical Studies
ADJUNCT AND OTHER FACULTY
Mr. Chris Beirne, Biblical Studies
Dr. Barry Blackburn, New Testament and Greek
Dr. Jim Donovan, Preaching and Practical Ministry (Concurrent Professor of Education)
Dr. Dennis Glenn, Practical Ministry (Concurrent Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and Dean of Accreditation)
Mr. Ron Lewis, Biblical Studies
Mr. Mark Smith, Biblical Studies
Dr. Jim Street, Preaching and Practical Ministry
Dr. Derek Sweatman, Biblical Studies
The Department of Biblical Studies offers two degree programs: bachelor of arts and bachelor of science. Several dual majors are also available. The department offers a dual major in Biblical Studies with Preaching Ministry. In conjunction with the Department of English and Humanities, the B.A. degree in Biblical Studies is also offered with dual majors in Humanities or English (visit the Department of English and Humanities web page to learn more about these degree programs).
Ultimately, the Department of Biblical Studies aims to glorify God, to strengthen His church, and to spread the Gospel. We do this by preparing men and women of various ages, races and situations in life to follow the example of Ezra, who set his heart to study God’s Word, obey it and teach it to others (Ezra 7:10).
The study of the Bible is a vital component of the total curriculum at Point University. All students who complete a bachelor’s degree from Point will either major or minor in biblical studies.
The Biblical Studies minor seeks to develop a foundation upon which students may develop a properly theological imagination and practice. This curriculum begins with an overview of the “drama of scripture,” gives careful study to Jesus, the focus of Scripture, evaluates how to use the Bible and interpret its writings, and finally seeks to apply that theological content to the practice of students’ career, calling, and culture once they leave Point University.
The Biblical Studies major offers biblical courses in both the Old and the New Testaments, as well as theological courses, including courses in Christian doctrine, systematic theology, ethics, apologetics, practical theology, and theology and culture. We are excited about the in-depth study of the most important of all books, the Bible, in relation to all other areas of culture and practice. Our students are expected to master the content of the Bible and its interpretation, as well as learn how to apply its message of the Kingdom of God to the world we live in. Our aim is to teach students to develop a “holy curiosity” for the study of Scripture and its applications, while encouraging the life-long the practice of their theology in their own lives and communities. The biblical studies major will give students the necessary tools to develop a theological imagination and practice for living in the world today.
The department also offers minors for those pursuing majors in other departments. The B.A. and B.S. degrees offers the following minors:
- Biblical Languages
- Children’s Ministry
- Christian Ministry
- Intercultural Missions
- Preaching Ministry
- Seminary Preparation
- Youth and Family Ministry
- Worship Ministry
A major in biblical studies prepares a student for a number of exciting career possibilities. Many Point students who major in biblical studies become full-time ministers in churches, but others become missionaries, chaplains and Bible teachers in Christian secondary schools, colleges and seminaries. Many of our graduates go on to seminary to further prepare for a career in teaching.
Point alumni are engaged in ministries throughout the country and the world, as preaching ministers in 36 states, missionaries in 18 foreign countries on 5 continents, youth ministers, evangelists, prison ministers, chaplains, college professors and administrators, campus ministers, pastoral counselors, Christian camp directors, church administrators, parachurch organization leaders, children’s home workers, church planting ministers, inner-city ministers and educational ministers working with children, youth, singles, adults and families.