This course serves as an advanced introduction to the Old Testament. 


  1. Describe the Hebrew Bible and its major divisions.
  2. Discuss various issues related to the canon of the OT.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of the history, geography, and culture of the OT.
  4. Deploy scholarly methods for the study of the OT wisely and selectively.
  5. Critically evaluate the value and limitations of literary approaches to the reading of the OT.
  6. Demonstrate understanding of OT theology as an academic discipline.

GEN4121 Theological Orientation is a 12-credit course that runs throughout SATS’ academic calendar. This is the first course in the BTh Honours Programme. It is also a course for new Masters' and Doctoral degree students. Outcomes

On successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

  1. demonstrate knowledge of the history and foundational principles of SATS, as well as of some of the people involved in establishing and growing the institution;
  2. access and use SATS’ online services; apply current knowledge about the nature and challenges of advanced online studies; and
  3. apply principles and practices of advanced theological research in prescribed formats of academic writing.

GEN4121 Orientación Teológica es un curso de 12 créditos que abarca todo el calendario académico del SATS. Este es el primer curso del programa BTh Honours. También es un curso para nuevos estudiantes de maestría y doctorado. Resultados
Al completar con éxito este curso, usted será capaz de:

  1. Demostrar conocimiento de la historia y los principios fundamentales de SATS, así como de algunas de las personas involucradas en el establecimiento y crecimiento de la institución.
  2. Acceder y utilizar los servicios en línea de SATS; aplicar los conocimientos actuales sobre la naturaleza y los desafíos de los estudios avanzados en línea.
  3. Aplicar los principios y prácticas de la investigación teológica avanzada en formatos prescritos de escritura académica.

This course is a graduate-level introduction to Islam from a Christian perspective. After a broad, general introduction to Islam's origins, history, beliefs, and practices, the course dedicates considerable time to the life of Muhammad, which is so central to Islamic beliefs and practices. We compare and contrast Muhammad with Jesus, Allah with Yahweh, and the mission of God with the mission of Allah. We examine strategies of Islamisation and introduce methods of ministering the gospel of Jesus Christ to Muslims.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate foundational knowledge of the origin, history, writings, doctrine, and structure of Islam.
  2. Compare and contrast the character and role of Muhammad (the founder of Islam) with that of Jesus Christ (the founder of Christianity).
  3. Compare the nature and character of Yahweh with that of Allah.
  4. Compare and contrast the missional objectives and strategies of Islam with those of Christianity.
  5. Critique methods and models of presenting the gospel of Jesus Christ to Muslims.

This course is a thorough study of the Pastoral Epistles, 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus, with specific reference to their application in the present day. 

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to teach or preach from the Pastoral Epistles in a way that faithfully expounds the original meaning and draws out its significance and application for your ministry context.
  2. Discuss exegetical questions and difficulties in the Pastoral Epistles and motivate personal conclusions about the meaning of the text.
  3. Develop ministry maxims that are both faithful to the message of the Pastoral Epistles and faithful compasses to keep your ministry on course.
  4. Explain concrete ways in which the teaching of the Pastoral Epistles has challenged, confirmed, or corrected your ministry philosophy or praxis.

This course serves as an introduction to practical theology as a theological discipline. Practical theology attempts to evaluate the effectiveness of the Christian and the church's programmes in terms of whether they are faithfully achieving God's will. By the end of this course you will be able to articulate the biblical foundations of Practical Theology, formulate an evangelical vision of Practical Theology and conduct a Practical Theology project.

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  1. Articulate the biblical foundations of Practical Theology.
  2. Articulate a sound, general knowledge of the history and present practice and state of practical theology.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to fully understand and also critique Osmer’s model for practical theology, including from an evangelical perspective.
  4. Formulate an evangelical vision of practical theology.

Narrative preaching is a dynamic, engaging, and effective way to communicate the Word of God. This course explores the history, theoretical underpinning, and primary models of narrative preaching as a foundation for equipping preachers to learn some narrative methods of preaching. You will be required to prepare and preach one first-person and one third-person narrative sermon. The course ends with the preacher (student) undertaking an evaluation of their narrative sermons, both a self-assessment and a congregational assessment. The course outcomes are:

  • Discuss the influences (forces at work) and influencers (people) driving the recent rise of narrative preaching.
  • Articulate and defend the theoretical underpinnings, both theological and practical, that justify narrative preaching.
  • Describe the major models of narrative preaching, giving attention to the strengths and limitations of each model. 
  • Interpret narrative texts for preaching purposes.
  • Prepare and preach first-person and third-person narrative sermons.
  • Evaluate the experience of preaching narrative sermons.

This course is designed to assist students who desire to continue their postgraduate academic careers. Basic skills in research and project writing on the BTh Honours level will be mastered. Students will implement the principles of academic writing to produce a Research Project in one of the theological sub-fields offered by SATS.