Today’s post is built around content from Michael Allen, coordinator of the theological exegesis track and D. James Kennedy Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at Knox Theological Seminary.
Knox Theological Seminary is proud to introduce the world’s first Doctor of Ministry track in theological exegesis. In this program, you’ll learn to interpret and explain Scripture in the context of theology, taking what has been mostly an academic conversation and connecting it to the lives and communities of Christians worldwide.
The track emphasizes canonical, creedal, and contextual biblical interpretation:
- You’ll read each passage in light of the scriptural canon’s broader context, and you’ll see how each piece fits into the Gospel message of Jesus Christ and his kingdom.
- You’ll use the church’s creeds and confessions (past and present) as prompts to refine your interpretive work, and you’ll learn to see the past as a constant presence for the community of faith.
- You’ll understand the Word’s answers to modern questions and struggles.
Classes start this month with Michael Allen’s “Hebrews: Exegesis and Theology.” As you study Hebrews, you’ll learn to read the Old Testament overall by studying how the epistle’s anonymous author exegetes Israel’s Scriptures. You’ll familiarize yourself with both classical and contemporary works, growing in your capacity to recognize wisdom in disparate sources. And you’ll see how this ancient text addresses compelling issues today.
Knox’s theological exegesis track is your chance to master nuanced interpretation and life-changing preaching without giving up your ministry responsibilities. Take the first step toward your DMin—explore the new track at DMin.me/course-tracks/exegesis.