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What Is Podcast Seminary?

Podcast Seminary offers audio-based biblical and theological courses where learners listen alone at their own pace or study with others in an exciting online learning community.  Podcast Seminary features guided interactive discussion forums on weekly course content and helpful digital resources in a members-only online community. Podcast Seminary is ideal for growing and mature Christians, Bible teachers, and ministry leaders wanting to be equipped with a more comprehensive and systematic approach to developing their biblical knowledge and deepening their theological understanding.
 

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Overview

Podcast Seminary provides substantial spiritual food to Christians hungry for God’s Word. It is a fun and meaningful learning experience designed to help you build a more comprehensive knowledge of the Bible and Christian Theology. It is meant to quickly broaden your awareness and deepen your understanding of a wide range of Christian subjects. This is done by exposing you to condensed versions of content typically covered in full-time seminary degree programs.
Podcast Seminary educates, edifies, equips, and encourages Christian learners, regardless of their level of educational training or spiritual maturity. Podcast Seminary fosters an environment of inquiry and discovery. It is thought-provoking but non-threatening. It’s academic but accessible. It’s fun but not frivolous. It’s non-accredited but achievement-based.

Curriculum

In the New Testament Book of Acts, the Apostle Paul spoke of the importance of his teaching “the whole counsel of God” (Acts 20:27).  In doing so, Paul was communicating the absolute importance of teachers helping disciples become fully informed about divine truth and the Word of God.  One of the great challenges within today’s Christian churches is the growing problem of biblical illiteracy.  Similar to that is the related issue of many Christian’s general ignorance of the biblical worldview.
What does this mean, and why does it matter?   This means that many Christians are not fully equipped when it comes to knowing the Word of God and, as a result, the Will of God (Romans 12:2).   The result is that believers often live without the confidence, courage, and convictions they need to be “more than conquerors” as the Bible promises we can become (Romans 8:31-39).   Ultimately, this problem leads to less-fulfilled lives, avoidable mistakes, and a lack of spiritual legacy by many believers. Podcast Seminary is built to address these common problems in discipleship.

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Podcast Seminary curriculum provides comprehensive, systematic, and on-going training that covers both the breadth and depth of Christian truth.  Podcast Seminary covers a broad area of curriculum comprised of nine key areas.  These areas represent the areas of knowledge that comprise a Christian worldview.  When a person understands these areas, he or she is able to live with more spiritual power, with increased confidence, and with greater joy.
As you take your first course in one of the following nine areas, you’ll begin to understand how important it is to develop thought structures, theological perspectives, and familiarity with the many areas of truth. Before long, you’ll begin to have a working knowledge of all the key areas important to understanding how life works.  We encourage you to continue to build your mind through the content and learning available through Podcast Seminary.  Below are nine areas all Christians should study for more comprehensive discipleship.

Program Options

Though all believers should become informed and should grow their knowledge of scripture, we all learn in different ways.  People who want to study need to have options in how that content is delivered.  Some students want to study alone.  Others want to study in groups.  Some want to go at their own pace.  Still others want to have an organized program that provides some accountability to help them stick with their learning goals.  Podcast Seminary understands this need.  We believe that if people are given the opportunity to learn valuable scriptural content in a way that accommodates their personal situations, they will respond by equipping themselves.  Below you will learn about the two program options that exist in Podcast Seminary.  Each has a radically diverse approach.  Find the one that will best your need and get started today.
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Option 1

The “Student” Program

Everyone loves to learn.  In fact, we need to learn.  But sometimes we want to do it on our own.  Study can be a wonderful group experience, but it can also be a life-changing personal experience.  There is something about listening to God’s Truth and allowing it to penetrate our souls in private moments with God.  That is the goal of the Seminary “Student” Program.  Look below to learn more.
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Option 2

The “Scholar” Program

The Student Program is valuable, but the “Scholar” Program offers a different type of excitement and engagement.  The opportunity to engage other learners with comments and ideas about the deep things of God is life-changing.  Knowing that others, like you, are committed to getting informed and being transformed makes a difference in our commitment to the program.   The membership area, course resources, and having a chance each month to talk to the professor who wrote the course in order to ask questions.  Look below to learn more.
 

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Trimester Schedule for Courses

Trimesters divide the calendar year into three identical periods of time. Trimesters are unlike “semester” schedules. In semesters, classes are not offered during January’s Winter Break and June through August’s Summer Break. That would result in 25% of the year without Bible and Theology classes being offered. Podcast Seminary “trimesters” allow Seminary Podcast students and scholars to study year-round, alone or with others. So you get to decide which months of the year you want to study and how much you want to study. Imagine taking one class per month, with new classes offered every month, or soon you will be able to take multiple classes per month, with new courses beginning every month. Start anytime– just catch up with the other students or wait until the next classes begin at the first of the month.
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Tuition

DigitalDiscipler is delighted to offer a tremendous number of complimentary resources.  Our intention is to bless people with significant discipleship opportunities throughout this website.  People can benefit from our many blog posts, ministry-related portfolios, and novel digital devotional opportunities.  They provide rich opportunities for expanding your thinking and for deepening your commitment.
Though the resources just mentioned are valuable, DigitalDiscipler believes people need even more substantial biblical and theological content than those.  For us to become all God intended us to be, we must devote ourselves to consistent study, challenging accountability, and quality teaching.  Indeed, the Apostle Paul said this very thing in 1 Timothy 4:13: “Until I arrive, give your full concentration to the public reading of Scripture, to exhorting, and to teaching.”
Our desire to take that command seriously led to the creation of Podcast Seminary.   And though we call this resource “Podcast Seminary,” that isn’t meant to imply that it provides the length and depth of a graduate degree in theology.  But it is designed using the same motif as one finds in Christian higher education.  Podcast Seminary’s content, like seminary education, is comprehensive, systematic, and progressively challenging.  And our desire is to offer a ‘seminary-like experience’ to Podcast Seminary Students and Scholars through the following courses.  Check below for tuition rates.

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Curriculum Being Produced

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Below are abbreviation codes for the nine categories of Podcast Seminary curriculum and a listing of the four training levels of our curriculum. The nine categories organize our curriculum into type or theme.  Under each category are some 10 different courses that are under development.  The four training levels represent four levels of complexity within the curriculum.  This doesn’t necessarily mean that all 400 level courses are more intellectually-challenging than all 300 levels, or that all 300 level courses are more challenging than all 200 level courses, and so on.  While “sometimes” upper-level numbering implies more difficult content, more often it is organized that way by categorical necessity.  Namely, that the Podcat Seminary curriculum is built “precept by precept” (Isa 28:10).  Some foundational concepts or themes necessarily precede other concepts because of the nature of that knowledge.  And were it to be organized differently, certain assumptions or background knowledge would not be in place and cause additional confusion to the learner.  This happens in Bible teaching all the time, and we are working diligently to avoid such confusion.  Indeed, a great number of current theological and hermeneutical (interpretive Bible) errors are the cause of believers being exposed to certain content prematurely.

Categories Training Levels
Each course falls into one of nine content categories. Each of these is abbreviated using a four letter designation and a course number. When a person has a working knowledge in each of these areas, he or she begins to be in possession of what the Apostle Paul called the “Whole Counsel of God” (Acts 20:27), which is an important goal for all Christians seeking to develop renewed minds (Romans 12:1-2) Each course is numbered in sequence from lower to higher. Lower numbers are more foundational content and higher numbers are more sophisticated content. The scriptures talk about the importance of developing our thinking categorically and comprehensively—which is what “precept upon precept, and line upon line” (Isa 28:10) means. Those concepts guide our curriculum design process.
Abbreviations Levels
FOUN: Foundations Courses
FORM: Formation Courses
MINS: Ministry Courses
APOL: Apologetics Courses
BIBL: Bible Courses
THEO: Theology Courses
LEAD: Leadership Courses
CHRL: Christian Living Courses
ELEC: Elective Courses
LEVEL 1: Seeker and New Christian
LEVEL 2: Introductory Discipleship
LEVEL 3: Intermediate Discipleship
LEVEL 4: Advanced Discipleship

 

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Foundations Courses

Course Title Level 1-4
FOUN 110
FOUN 115
FOUN 230
FOUN 235
FOUN 320
FOUN 325
FOUN 440
FOUN 445
FOUN 450
FOUN 455
Bible Basics
Bible Types and Versions
Purposes of the Church I
Purposes of the Church II
Essentials of Christianity I
Essentials of Christianity II
Christian History I: Early Church
Christian History II: Middle Ages
Christian History III: Reformation
Christian History IV: Post-Reformation
Level 1
Level 1
Level 2
Level 2
Level 3
Level 3
Level 4
Level 4
Level 4
Level 4

Formation Courses

Course Title Level 1-4
FORM 111
FORM 116
FORM 221
FORM 246
FORM 331
FORM 356
FORM 441
FORM 446
FORM 451
FORM 456
Introduction to Spiritual Formation
Biblical Spiritual Maturity
How God Works
Understanding God’s Will
Forming a Christian Identity
The Human Conscience
Prayer and Fasting
Christian Meditation and Study
Corporate Spiritual Disciplines
Outward Spiritual Disciplines
Level 1
Level 1
Level 2
Level 2
Level 3
Level 3
Level 4
Level 4
Level 4
Level 4

Ministry Courses

Course Title Level 1-4
MINS 120
MINS 140
MINS 250
MINS 260
MINS 300
MINS 320
MINS 410
MINS 420
MINS 430
MINS 440
Introduction to Discipleship
Principes of Discipleship
Personal Disciplemaking
Small Group Ministries
Equipping Ministry
Ministry Burnout
Evangelism and Church Growth
Understanding Seminary Education
Principles of Team Ministry
Marketplace Ministry
Level 1
Level 1
Level 2
Level 2
Level 3
Level 3
Level 4
Level 4
Level 4
Level 4

Apologetics Courses

Course Title Level 1-4
APOL 104
APOL 114
APOL 224
APOL 234
APOL 344
APOL 346
APOL 454
APOL 464
APOL 474
APOL 484
Christian Worldview
Theodicy: Good and Evil
Denominations I: History and Beliefs
Denominations II: History and Beliefs
Psuedo-Christian Cults
Sectarian Groups
World Religions I: Hinduism
World Religions II: Buddhism
World Religions III: Islam
World Religions IV: Judaism
Level 1
Level 1
Level 2
Level 2
Level 3
Level 3
Level 4
Level 4
Level 4
Level 4

Bible Courses

Course      Title Level 1-4
BIBL 102
BIBL 112
BIBL 222
BIBL 232
BIBL 342
BIBL 346
BIBL 452
BIBL 462
BIBL 472
BIBL 482
     Old Testament Survey
     New Testament Survey
     History of Salvation
     New Testament I: Gospels
     Old Testament I: Pentateuch and History
     New Testament I: Early Church History
     Old Testament II: Poetry and Prophets
     New Testament III: Epistles
     New Testament IV: Revelation
     Hermeneutics: Bible Study Principles
Level 1
Level 1
Level 2
Level 2
Level 3
Level 3
Level 4
Level 4
Level 4
Level 4

Theology Courses

Course Title Level 1-4
THEO 103
THEO 113
THEO 223
THEO 233
THEO 343
THEO 346
THEO 453
THEO 463
THEO 473
THEO 483
Doctrine of the Bible
Doctrine of the Church
Doctrine of Sin and Salvation
Doctrine of Humanity
Doctrine of God
Doctrine of the Spirit
Doctrine of the Word: Jesus Christ
Doctrine of Angels
Doctrine of Last Things
Doctrine of Beginnings
Level 1
Level 1
Level 2
Level 2
Level 3
Level 3
Level 4
Level 4
Level 4
Level 4

Leadership Courses

Course Title Level 1-4
LEAD 100
LEAD 120
LEAD 240
LEAD 250
LEAD 360
LEAD 380
LEAD 400
LEAD 420
LEAD 440
LEAD 450
Servant Leadership
Foundations of Leadership
Public Speaking
Platform Speaking and Etiquette
Leadership and Technology
360 Degree Leadership
Leadership in Christian History
Old Testament Leadership Models
New Testament Leadership Models
Biblical Leadership Requirements
Level 1
Level 1
Level 2
Level 2
Level 3
Level 3
Level 4
Level 4
Level 4
Level 4

Christian Living Courses

Course Title Level 1-4
CHRL 103
CHRL 113
CHRL 223
CHRL 233
CHRL 336
CHRL 343
CHRL 453
CHRL 463
CHRL 473
CHRL 483
The Kingdom of God
Existence and Meaning
Love and Human Intimacy
Mercy and Forgiveness
Overcoming Sinful Strongholds
Developing Spiritual Power
Intro to Spiritual Gifts
Spiritual Leadership in the Home
Biblical Manhood and Womanhood
Christian Ethics
Level 1
Level 1
Level 2
Level 2
Level 3
Level 3
Level 4
Level 4
Level 4
Level 4

Elective Courses

Course Title Level 1-4
ELEC 103
ELEC 113
ELEC 223
ELEC 233
ELEC 343
ELEC 346
ELEC 453
ELEC 463
ELEC 473
ELEC 483
Views on Hell and the Afterlife
Christianity and Civilization
Major Theological Schools of Thought
Catholocism, Orthodoxy, and Protestantism
Philosphy and Christianity
Authority, Apocrypha, and Pseudopigrapha
Calvinism-Arminianism Debate
Human Sexuality Crisis
Current Controversies
Understanding Postmodernism
Level 1
Level 1
Level 2
Level 2
Level 3
Level 3
Level 4
Level 4
Level 4
Level 4

 

 
 
 
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