A minister of Jesus Christ needs to build an integrated understanding of the gospel for this day in age. It is essential to study diverse and influential sources that have become a part of the doctrinal expression of the church in its development. CHET is committed to articulating an ethical understanding of the gospel and its current implications in order for students to develop an ordered and structured theological posture that will help guide them in their ministry work.
T-211 BIBLICAL THEOLOGY (Requirements B-211 y B-212)
This course concentrates on biblical-theological reflection of several key themes throughout the Old and New Testaments. These themes are expressions of Israel’s experience and of the church’s experience as a people chosen to do the will of God in the midst of the crises’ of its time. Since the New Testament revolves around the person and the work of Jesus Christ, He is studied in relation to the church and God’s mission in history.
T-212 INTRODUCTION TO SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY (Requirement T-211)
A Christian needs not only to read and interpret the Bible, he/she also needs to develop their capacity to articulate their faith in a systematic and precise way. Systematic Theology is known for being dry and boring. However, it is not like that in this course which offers 10 key themes about Christian doctrine from a homiletic perspective. The textbook comes alive and is full of illustrations and simple language that will appeal to those who not only want to reflect theologically, but even more importantly who want to share their faith in a more effective way.
T-213 CHRISTIAN ETHICS
This introductory course locates Christian ethics in the context of other ethic systems. Starting with the ethical principals in the Decalogue and the Prophets, the course studies what Jesus affirmed and Paul taught in regard to the values and norms of the kingdom of God. A relationship is established between Christian ethics and contemporary problems such as suicide, dishonesty, pornography, abortion, violence, etc. The class concludes by posing some the ethical challenges of the ministry.
T-302 HISPANIC AMERICAN AND NORTH AMERICAN THEOLOGY (Requirements T-211 y T-212)
The course offers an analysis, reflection, and interpretation of several select outstanding works done in Latin America and the United States. The course discusses relevant themes in light of the reflection and action that the church does. Topics related to methods of doing theology and the ethical implications of these theological themes will be looked at.
T-303 THEOLOGY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT (Requirements T-211 and T-212)
It is extremely important to study the person and work of the Holy Spirit during these end times. The course explores the presence and action of the Holy Spirit throughout the entire Bible. It analyzes the newness that Pentecost brought to the life of the believer for the mission of the church and for the state of the world. Themes are discussed such as prayer, praise, adoration, exercising gifts, signs and wonders, and the spiritual battle.
T-304 THEOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS FOR MARRIAGE AND FAMILY (Requirement A-405)
Adequate pastoral work with families requires a correct theological understanding. This course analyzes family practices during Biblical times and focuses its attention on theological themes such as creation, fall, and redemption. The course discusses spiritual education in the home like teachings about marriage, divorce, and remarriage. Pastoral challenges for family care today are posed in the class.