Sangre de Cristo Seminary

(Sangre de Cristo School for Biblical Studies)

2016 Schedule 


Summer Semester 

May 30 – August 26

Eschatology: May 30 – June 3 (1 sem. hr.)  Dr. Dwight F. Zeller, Director Emeritus, Sangre de Cristo Seminary; D. Min., Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary; Th. M, Chicago Graduate School of Theology; M. Div., Memphis Theological Seminary; B. A., Bob Jones University; Pastor and Navy Chaplain.

Four predominant evangelical views concerning Christ’s second coming will be evaluated Biblically.


Church Evangelism: June 6 - 10 (1 sem. hr.) Dr. Louis Hill, President, Reformed Discipleship Ministries; Adjunct Professor of Spiritual Life and Theology, New Geneva Theological Seminary; D. Min., M.A.T.S., Reformed Theo. Sem.;  M. Ed., Auburn Univ.; B.A., Samford University; Conference Speaker; Director of Navigator’s small town and rural network.

Students will study the Biblical teaching on evangelism and various methods used today.


Church History II: June 13 - 24 (2 sem. hrs.) Dr. Tony Felich, Pastor, Redeemer PCA; D. Arts, Whitefield Seminary; M. Div. Covenant Theological Seminary; B.A. Moody Bible Institute; Soccer Coach and Gardener.

The history of the church will be studied from the Sixth Century through the Protestant Reformation.


Biblical Geography and Archeology: June 27 -  July 8 (2 sem. hrs.) Dr. David W. Chapman,

Professor of New Testament and Archaeology, Covenant Theological Seminary; Ph. D., Cambridge (England); M. Div. and M.A., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; B.A., Rice University.

These courses show how a geographical understanding of the Bible lands and archaeological discovery sheds light on Biblical interpretation.


New Testament Theology: July 11 - 22 (2 sem. hrs.) Dr. David W. Chapman, see credentials above.

The students will study theology as it is presented progressively in the New Testament.


Doctrine of Christ: July 25 – 29 (1 sem. hr.) Rev. Randy C. Martin, Pastor, Covenant Presbyterian Church, PCA; Biblical Studies Department Chair, Instructor, Bakersfield Christian High School; M. Div., Covenant Theological Seminary; B.A. UCLA; Apologist and Writer.

A systematic theology of the person and work of Jesus the Christ, Son of God and Redeemer.


Doctrine of the Holy Spirit: August 1 - 5 (1 sem. hr.) Rev. Luke Evans, Associate Pastor, Rincon Mountain Presbyterian Church, Tucson, AZ; M. Div. Westminster Theological Seminary; B.A., Baylor University.

A systematic study of the Biblical teaching on the Holy Spirit, His work and place in the Trinity.


Old Testament Poetry: August 8 - 19 (2 sem. hrs.) Dr. Rollin J. Blackburn,

Professor of Biblical Languages and Literature, Reformed Episcopal Seminary; Ph. D., Temple University; M. Div., Philadelphia Theological Seminary; B.A. and  M.A., Temple University; Pastor.

A survey of the structure and message of the O.T. poetic literature will be given.


Church Leadership: August 22 - 26 (1 sem. hr.) Rev. Philip S. Kruis, Pastor, Rincon Mountain Presbyterian Church, Tucson, AZ; Board Member, Providence College; M. Div. and Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy, Reformed Theological Seminary; B.A., Dordt College.

The spiritual dimension of church leadership, as exercised by elders, will be emphasized.


Malachi: May 31 - August 30 (1 sem. hr.) Dr. Andrew S. Zeller.

This is a weekly exegetical study of Malachi with application for today.


Public Worship: June 1 - August 24 (1 sem. hr.) Dr. Andrew S. Zeller, facilitator.

This is a time of sincere worship followed by a discussion. The students are exposed to different models of worship practiced by the instructors.

Fall Semester

September 5 - December 9

Essentials of Biblical Hebrew (10 sem. hrs) Dr. Andrew S. Zeller.

Students will learn the basics of Biblical Hebrew grammar and syntax and begin to translate and study the Old Testament from Hebrew.


Old Testament Prophets and Writings: (2 sem. hrs.)

This survey course will cover the background, purpose and content of the books of I Kings through Malachi.


Homiletics: (2 sem. hrs.) Dr. Andrew S. Zeller.

This course explores the principles of preaching, emphasizing expository preaching.


Teaching, Preaching, Worship Seminar: (2 sem. hrs.)

Students will be supervised and evaluated in teaching Bible lessons, leading worship and preaching.


Greek Exegesis: (2 sem. hrs.); Prerequisite: N.T. Greek, Dr. Dwight F. Zeller

Detailed studies of New Testament passages will be made from the Greek text.


Hebrew Exegesis: (2 sem. hrs.); Prerequisite: O. T. Hebrew, Dr. Dwight F.  Zeller

Detailed studies of Old Testament passages will be made from the Hebrew text.


Greek and Hebrew Seminar: (2 sem. hrs. each); Prerequisite: O. T. Heb. and N. T. Greek, Dr. Dwight F. Zeller

Seniors will prepare and teach sections of New and Old Testament passages and will present oral reports.