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Fall semester starts next week! For a look at our current schedule visit the link below! Live in-person classes and live...
09/03/2020

Fall semester starts next week! For a look at our current schedule visit the link below! Live in-person classes and live video conference classes are both available! Check out classes on NT Theology, Heb-Rev (NT3), Westminster Confession, Baptist Church History in America, Contemporary Theology, multiple Systematic Theology classes, OT 1 (Genesis-Ruth), Theology of Church Administration, and many more!!! #startwithbts #bhamts

https://bts.education/academics/current-schedule/

Interested in learning more about the different schools of theology that are at play in the world today? Learning to ass...
08/27/2020

Interested in learning more about the different schools of theology that are at play in the world today? Learning to assess and evaluate current theological positions and methods from a Reformed perspective? Then this class is for you! Join Dr. Thad James Jr. in a course designed for our Apologetics and Public Theology (M.A. in Public Theology) program this fall for a Live Video Conference Class on Contemporary Theology and Culture! #BhamTS #startwithbts #contemporarytheology #ChristAndCulture

https://bts.education/product/issues-in-contemporary-theology-culture-3/

08/26/2020

ATTN: In-Person Classes at Capacity!

The following live, in-person classes have reached capacity:

Introduction to Theological Studies (Dr. Waldron)
A Biblical Approach to Addictions (Dr. Peed/Dr. Eyrich)
Introduction to Apologetics (Dr. Burford)

These three classes do have a video conference option! (Intro to Theo Studies is a separate class with Prof Lee)

Several other classes are approaching capacity, so sign up today!

#bhamts #startwithbts

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08/25/2020

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08/25/2020
We are so excited about our upcoming Fall 2020 lineup, starting Tues, Sept 8 immediately following Labor Day! We'll cont...
08/25/2020

We are so excited about our upcoming Fall 2020 lineup, starting Tues, Sept 8 immediately following Labor Day! We'll continue to add to these photos, but check out the full schedule at
https://bts.education/academics/current-schedule/

#startwithbts #bhamts

We've added a new course to our New Testament studies program! Check out Dr. Matt Aernie's NT 3 class Hebrews-Revelation...
08/25/2020

We've added a new course to our New Testament studies program! Check out Dr. Matt Aernie's NT 3 class Hebrews-Revelation on Tues night from 5:30-7:00! If you've ever wanted to dig into the "Non-Pauline" NT canon, now's your chance! This is a live in-person class and there are limited seats available, so sign up today! #BhamTS #StartWithBTS #Hebrews #newtestament #biblicaltheology

https://bts.education/product/new-testament-iii-non-pauline/

ATTN Pastors! Help us spread the word! Seminary isn't just for people who want to become preachers! BTS has four amazing...
08/24/2020

ATTN Pastors! Help us spread the word! Seminary isn't just for people who want to become preachers! BTS has four amazing four-course Certificate programs for Leaders, Teachers, Evangelists, and Worship personnel! We'll be highlighting those this week! First up is our Certificate of Leadership: Westminster Standards, Leadership Development, Conflict Resolution in the Church (or Intro to Biblical Counseling), and Old or New Testament History and Theology (Covenant Theology). 4 out of those 6 courses are being taught this Fall! If you're a lay leader in the local church, now is the time to sign up for advanced training! #StartWithBTS #BhamTS #LeadershipDevelopment

www.bts.education

For all of our MA in Biblical Counseling students: we always highly recommend attending the ACBC annual conference, and ...
08/21/2020
2020 Pre-Conference

For all of our MA in Biblical Counseling students: we always highly recommend attending the ACBC annual conference, and this year's digital version is no exception. We especially recommend the pre-conference talks on Biblical Counseling and Legal Issues. There are significant changes happening in the way federal and state governments regulate what can happen in counseling centers and you need to know! This is a perfect complement to our required class for BC students: Biblical Counseling and the Law. Howard Arkie Eyrich

#BhamTS #StartWithBTS #BiblicalCounseling

One of the most difficult tasks the church will face in our culture is being prepared for legal issues in regard to counseling. ACBC is committed to helping equip the church to understand current legal issues, how to handle them, and to provide resources to navigate these often confusing situations.

As our culture continues to move towards increasing ideological conflict, how can the church live differently? Join Prof...
08/21/2020

As our culture continues to move towards increasing ideological conflict, how can the church live differently? Join Prof. Kuna Griggs for "Conflict Resolution in the Church" for a Live Video Conference class, Thurs's from 5:30-7:30 CDT, starting Sept 10. This class is an excellent resource, not just for students, but for all leaders in the local church! $200 for credit or $80 to audit! #BhamTS #StartWithBTS

Attn: BTS Distance Education students! We've got a great line up of VC classes this fall! Here's a sampling! If you're i...
08/20/2020

Attn: BTS Distance Education students! We've got a great line up of VC classes this fall! Here's a sampling! If you're interested in getting started, we recommend Prof Lyle Mahesh Lee's Intro to Theological Studies class (or you can join them live in Huntsville at The Village Church)! Remember, BTS classes are $100 per credit hour and all classes are 2 credit hours: so you can Start Your Journey for just $200, with quality, challenging reformed theological education! #StartWithBTS #BhamTS

https://bts.education/academics/current-schedule/

Fall registration is here! Affordable and flexible distance education programs are within your reach! $100 per credit ho...
08/19/2020

Fall registration is here! Affordable and flexible distance education programs are within your reach! $100 per credit hour, video conference and correspondence classes start in less than three weeks! Biblical Studies, Counseling, Apologetics, Pastoral training: all these and more are available for Distance Education students. Join the BTS Community from around the world and Start Your Journey Today! #StartWithBTS #BhamTS

www.bts.education

This is one of our *Live and In-Person Only* classes that I am super excited about this fall. If you're a Sunday School ...
08/18/2020

This is one of our *Live and In-Person Only* classes that I am super excited about this fall. If you're a Sunday School teacher, small group leader, preparing for church leadership, or you just want to grow spiritually, I highly recommend signing up for Dr. Jeff Lowman's Systematic Theology class on the Westminster Confession of Faith. *There are only 10 live spots for this class!* This class is also part of our 4-course Certificate of Leadership, so sign up today! #BhamTS #StartWithBTS #Westminster #WCF #PandR #SystematicTheology

Follow this link to register today!
https://tinyurl.com/yxzaxhs7

Ready to start pursuing your dreams? BTS makes it possible to work, study, grow and develop as a leader with affordable ...
08/17/2020

Ready to start pursuing your dreams? BTS makes it possible to work, study, grow and develop as a leader with affordable and flexible quality reformed seminary studies. Pastoral training, biblical counseling, missions, apologetics, evangelism, and more can be found in our degree and certificate programs. At $100 per credit hour with residential and online options, there's no reason not to start your journey today! #BhamTS #StartWithBTS #affordableseminary #ReformedTheology #leadership

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Some thoughts from one of our Apologetics professors, Dr. Matt Burford. If you're interested in learning more from Dr. B...
08/14/2020
When You Share the Gospel with an Atheist

Some thoughts from one of our Apologetics professors, Dr. Matt Burford. If you're interested in learning more from Dr. Burford, he is teaching Intro to Apologetics this fall on Thurs night. The in-person classroom is almost full, but you can still join via video conference from anywhere! #BhamTS #StartWithBTS
https://bts.education/academics/current-schedule/

“Evangelizing is not simply a matter of teaching and instructing and imparting information to the mind,’ said J.I. Packer, “Evangelizing includes the endeavor to elicit a response to the truth taught.” This quote gets to the heart of the complicated and often messy matter of gospel conversat...

D.Min. video conference informational meeting tonight at 6 PM (Central) with Dr. Thad James Jr., Dr. Jim Maples, and Dr....
08/13/2020

D.Min. video conference informational meeting tonight at 6 PM (Central) with Dr. Thad James Jr., Dr. Jim Maples, and Dr. Howard Eyrich! This is our last informational meeting before the application deadline on Sept 1! DM us for a link! #BhamTS #StartWithBTS

Always wanted a Doctor of Ministry degree, but couldn't afford the program or the travel? Send us a message to receive our BTS D.Min Handbook and find out why our 36-hour, 4-year, Doctoral programs in Pastoral Leadership or Biblical Counseling might be right for you! Cohort-oriented, distance-based, challenging reformed theological education--take the next step to tomorrow today! In May of 2024, you could be a doctoral graduate! Final application deadline for Sept 14 launch is Sept 1!

#StartWithBTS #BhamTS

Last chance to sign up! Email btsadmin@briarwood.orgClass starts at 1:00 PM (CDT) Thurs, Aug 13!$50 cost for credit or a...
08/12/2020

Last chance to sign up! Email
[email protected]
Class starts at 1:00 PM (CDT) Thurs, Aug 13!
$50 cost for credit or audit! Come join us! #BhamTS #StartWithBTS

PT8791: Advanced Pastoral Studies: Pastoral Leadership and the Planting, Revitalizing, and Nurturing of Christ's Church for the Ages
Dr. Harry Reeder
Aug 13-15 (Thurs-Sat)
(Open to Public)
https://bts.education/academics/current-schedule/

One last class for Summer Semester (Aug 13-15)! Join Dr. Harry Reeder online with the study of pastoral leadership in pl...
08/10/2020

One last class for Summer Semester (Aug 13-15)! Join Dr. Harry Reeder online with the study of pastoral leadership in planting, revitalizing, and nurturing churches, along with special Thur night guest, Dr. Tom Hawkes! As an added bonus, we've reduced the cost of this class to $50 for all participants (audit and credit!) Join us for a great weekend! #BhamTS #StartWithBTS

PT8791: Advanced Pastoral Studies: Pastoral Leadership and the Planting, Revitalizing, and Nurturing of Christ's Church for the Ages
Dr. Harry Reeder
Aug 13-15 (Thurs-Sat)
(Open to Public)
https://bts.education/academics/current-schedule/

Always wanted a Doctor of Ministry degree, but couldn't afford the program or the travel? Send us a message to receive o...
08/06/2020

Always wanted a Doctor of Ministry degree, but couldn't afford the program or the travel? Send us a message to receive our BTS D.Min Handbook and find out why our 36-hour, 4-year, Doctoral programs in Pastoral Leadership or Biblical Counseling might be right for you! Cohort-oriented, distance-based, challenging reformed theological education--take the next step to tomorrow today! In May of 2024, you could be a doctoral graduate! Final application deadline for Sept 14 launch is Sept 1!

#StartWithBTS #BhamTS

Because of the difficulty in scheduling this class with COVID-19 restrictions, it's been difficult to finalize the times...
07/30/2020

Because of the difficulty in scheduling this class with COVID-19 restrictions, it's been difficult to finalize the times. But it's done now! Mon: 1-8 PM, Tues, 8 AM-5 PM, Wed, 8 AM-12 PM. ONLY A FEW SPOTS LEFT BEFORE CLASS CAP! Sign up today! #StartWithBTS #Thirdmill #BhamTS
https://bts.education/product/old-testament-history-theology-4/

Two more classes left for the Summer Semester! We're excited that we've worked out a great Video Conferencing solution t...
07/20/2020
Old Testament History & Theology 4 - Birmingham Theological Seminary

Two more classes left for the Summer Semester! We're excited that we've worked out a great Video Conferencing solution to our Covenant Theology in the Old Testament (OT Hist/Theo) class being taught by Dr. Richard L. Pratt, Jr. and Dr. Greg Perry from our partners at Thirdmill! This class will be VC ONLY so you can sign up from anywhere! Come join us Aug 3-4 (we've cut a day off for VC)! $200 for credit and $80 to audit! (A new syllabus will be sent out to all registered students soon!) #StartWithBTS #BhamTS #Thirdmill #DistanceEd https://bts.education/product/old-testament-history-theology-4/

Dr. Richard Pratt, Aug 3-4

Today is the 23rd anniversary of Thirdmill ministries, one Birmingham Theological Seminary's most vital ministry partner...
07/09/2020

Today is the 23rd anniversary of Thirdmill ministries, one Birmingham Theological Seminary's most vital ministry partners. With over 15,000 students in the Thirdmill/BTS online Certificate of Christian Ministry program around the world, utilizing their content with the BTS Prison Initiative, and integrating it into our distance education classes, BTS has been able to grow and expand because of our relationship! Thank you to Richard L Pratt Jr, Gregory Perry, Andrew S Lamb, and all the other leaders at Thirdmill for their commitment to "Biblical Education. For the World. For Free." #Thirdmill #BhamTS #seminary #partners

Today Thirdmill celebrates 23 years of providing Biblical Education. For the World. For Free.
In 1994, an African pastor studying at a U.S. seminary saw this Time Magazine cover and recognized his son among the dead. It was then that the idea for Thirdmill was born. One of Thirdmill’s founders, a fellow seminary student, became convicted of the need to provide seminary education for men and women wherever they lived. No one should have to leave their families and churches to study God’s Word. Three years later, Thirdmill began to create an exceptional multimedia seminary curriculum for anyone who needed it, anywhere in the world, for free. Today, Thirdmill is a reality in 22 languages and more than 190 countries. We give thanks to the Lord for that vision!


Click here to learn more https://thirdmill.org

#Thirdmill #ThirdMillennium #ThirdMillenniumMinistries #Theology #ReformedTheology #BiblicalTheology #Theologians #Christianity #Christianleaders #Pastors
#onlinelearning #remotelearning #distancelearning #theologicalstudies #virtualseminary #christianeducation #freeeducation #onlineeducation #anniversary

Do you work or volunteer in Children or Youth Ministry? This weekend is the perfect opportunity to grow and develop your...
06/23/2020

Do you work or volunteer in Children or Youth Ministry? This weekend is the perfect opportunity to grow and develop your theological background and your knowledge of ministry to children and youth and families! Join Dr. Rick Morton this weekend, Thurs-Sat (see times on card)! $80 to audit and $200 for credit! #StartWithBTS #BhamTS

PT5626 Ministry to Children, Youth, and Families (with focus on crisis situations)
June 25-27
Dr. Rick Morton (VP Lifeline Ministries)
Live/Video Conference Intensive
https://bts.education/academics/current-schedule/

Dr James and Pres Reeder are serving with Prof Lyle Lee, Pastor Alex Shipman and The Village Church for a Lincoln Villag...
06/19/2020

Dr James and Pres Reeder are serving with Prof Lyle Lee, Pastor Alex Shipman and The Village Church for a Lincoln Village Juneteenth block party for the community and local First Responders and Law Enforcement! Swing by and get a hamburger or hot dog! #BhamTS #Juneteenth #VillageChurchPCA

It is we great sadness that we inform the BTS family and community that we have lost one of our faculty family. Dr. Larr...
06/18/2020

It is we great sadness that we inform the BTS family and community that we have lost one of our faculty family. Dr. Larry Dozier, Professor of Biblical Counseling, passed away unexpectedly on June 17. Dr. Dozier was an insightful, kind, gentle, and challenging professor at the BTS Birmingham Learning Center and the Bibb County Correctional Institution Learning Center. We will follow up with more information as we receive it and a letter to the BTS community. Join us in praying for Dr. Dozier's family, friends, students, and patients; while also rejoicing that Larry is in the presence of his Savior.

Intro to Philosophy and Critical Thinking begins this week! This class is a requirement in the M.A. in Public Theology d...
06/08/2020

Intro to Philosophy and Critical Thinking begins this week! This class is a requirement in the M.A. in Public Theology degree program and is also an excellent choice for an elective. Register today! https://bts.education/academics/current-schedule/

As announced in our recent letter from President Reeder, we'd like to make our class, Cross-Cultural Communications with...
06/02/2020

As announced in our recent letter from President Reeder, we'd like to make our class, Cross-Cultural Communications with Dr. Thad James, free for audit students and reduced to 50% off for credit-seeking students ($100). Dr. James brings academic excellence, a thoroughly biblical approach, and lived experience to the issues surrounding our communication issues and cultural barriers. Scholarships can still be awarded to further reduce cost. Class has already begun, but can be joined this week or next. Tues evenings, 5:30-7:30 CDT/ currently video conference only.

For more information or to sign up, email us at [email protected]
#BhamTS

Dear Friends,As we continue to work to navigate the waters of the COVID-19 crisis, we will continue to hold classes only...
05/28/2020

Dear Friends,

As we continue to work to navigate the waters of the COVID-19 crisis, we will continue to hold classes only via video conference this summer. At this time, we do not have a projected date to return to live classroom activity for the summer semester, but please be assured we are continuing to pursue all possibilities, working closely with our ministry partners, to find the best time to return to a live classroom model. Thank you for your patience with us and let us all continue to seek the face of the Lord in this time of waiting.

Ike Reeder,
President
BTS

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Saint Valentine (February 14th) Some Christian denominations teach that the Catholic church is the AntiChrist but yet celebrate Saint Valentine set up by Catholicism. Who is Saint Valentine? The Catholic Saint of Love A European idol god In 496 AD, Pope Gelasius I declared February 14 as Saint Valentine's day. Google: 1 - Feast of Saint Valentine 2 - Saint Valentine Who created love? Was Saint Valentine around when The Most created Adam and Eve? Who established Saint Valentine as the authority over love? Since the Romans (Europeans or Edom) conquered almost the entire world, they imposed their pagan traditions over those whom they conquered, including Israel. *Esau (Edomites) brought his Roman gods with him to every place they colonized. Thus, Saint Valentine became tradition to the slaves (Israelites). That was prophesied in Deut. 28:64 "...thou shalt serve other gods..."
Some Christian denominations teach that the Catholic church is the AntiChrist but yet celebrate Christ-Mass set up by Catholicism.
Who is Saint Valentine? The Catholic Saint of Love A European idol god In 496 AD, Pope Gelasius I declared February 14 as Saint Valentine's day. Google: 1 - Feast of Saint Valentine 2 - Saint Valentine Who created love? Was Saint Valentine around when The Most created Adam and Eve? Who established Saint Valentine as the authority over love? Since the Romans (Europeans or Edom) conquered almost the entire world, they imposed their pagan traditions over those whom they conquered, including Israel. *Esau (Edomites) brought his Roman gods with him to every place they colonized. Thus, Saint Valentine became tradition to the slaves (Israelites). That was prophesied in Deut. 28:64 "...thou shalt serve other gods..."
Please I want to know if you admit transfer students