Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary appreciates the opportunity to bring science into our campus culture and academia through its project, “Faith Seeking Understanding: Integrating Faith and Science in the 21st Century.” With the support of its administration, Southeastern’s project involves a diverse steering committee representing the L. Russ Bush Center for Faith and Culture; Theology, Counseling, and Old Testament departments; and PhD office. The project involves four key components: (1) a science component embedded into five courses, (2) one major campus-wide conference, “Science and the Christian Faith: Moments that Shaped History,” with regional impact in the research triangle of North Carolina, (3) four PhD and faculty colloquia coupled with a campus-wide lecture series involving the four colloquia speakers, and (4) a mentorship program for 13 select students.

Courses with an added science component include Theology I and II at the undergraduate and graduate levels, Foundations of Biblical Counseling for Counselors and for Ministers, and Counseling Theory. Southeastern will bring in experts in the field of science and faith, including Drs. Peter Harrison, Professor of Science and Religion at the University of Queensland; Michael Murray, President of the Arthur Vinings Davis Foundation; Ted Cabal, Professor of Christian Apologetics at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; Ted Davis, Professor of the History of Science at Messiah College; and Nathan Finn, Provost and Dean of the Faculty at North Greenville University. Southeastern anticipates hosting at least 200 participants at its major conference from within the Southeastern community, other major universities in North Carolina’s research triangle and local pastors and leaders at partner churches. Colloquia and evening lecture speakers include Drs. Jeff Hardin, Jennifer Wiseman, Denis Alexander, and Erica Carlson. Southeastern films and publishes all lectures through its blog, IntersectProject.org. Mentees in Southeastern’s mentorship program read and discuss three science and faith books, meet in a small group setting with scientists and relevant professionals in the area, and visit science-related places, such as the NC Museum of Natural Sciences and the Duke Lemur Center.

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Biblical and Theological Foundations for Counseling

This course, taught by Kristin Kellen at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, is a foundational course for students that examines the biblical and theological foundations of biblical counseling. The student will lean the epistemological, anthropological, and methodological presuppositions for biblical counseling. The student will learn distinctively Christian concepts for understanding people, their problems, how they change,…
  • Course Categories: Pastoral Theology
  • Science Topics: Neuroscience, Brain, & Mind
  • Seminaries: Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Ecclesial Families: Mainline Protestant, Evangelical/Conservative Protestant
  • Syllabus: Biblical and Theological Foundations for Counseling
  • Tags: neuroscience, psychology, mental illness

Biblical Counseling

This course, taught by B. Tate Cockrell at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, is an introduction to biblical counseling theory and practice, including a focus on how Scripture and theology form the foundation and substance for counseling, biblical concepts for understanding people and their problems, and biblical methods of change.
  • Course Categories: Pastoral Theology
  • Science Topics: Neuroscience, Brain, & Mind
  • Seminaries: Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Ecclesial Families: Mainline Protestant, Evangelical/Conservative Protestant
  • Syllabus: Biblical Counseling
  • Tags: counseling, pastoral care and counseling, trauma, compassion fatigue, resilience

Christian Theology I: Revelation, God, Humanity, Sin

This course, taught by John Hammett and Benjamin Quinn at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, is designed to introduce the student to the discipline of systematic theology and the doctrines of the Christian faith dealing with revelation, God, humanity, and sin. Study will include the biblical foundations and historical development of each doctrine, leading to a…
  • Course Categories: General Theology
  • Science Topics: History & Philosophy of Science
  • Seminaries: Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Ecclesial Families: Mainline Protestant, Evangelical/Conservative Protestant
  • Syllabus: Christian Theology I: Revelation, God, Humanity, Sin
  • Tags: history of science, science and religion, faith and science

Counseling Individuals with Addiction or Trauma

This course, taught by Sam R. Williams and Sharon Sheppard at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, will examine the etiology (origin) of addictions [and trauma, their] effects on the person and family, and its dynamics, and study individual and family counseling interventions and treatment.
  • Course Categories: Pastoral Theology
  • Science Topics: Neuroscience, Brain, & Mind
  • Seminaries: Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Ecclesial Families: Mainline Protestant, Evangelical/Conservative Protestant
  • Syllabus: Counseling Individuals with Addiction or Trauma
  • Tags: addiction, trauma, compassion fatigue, resilience

Ethical and Professional Issues in Family and Individual Conseling

This course, taught by Sam R. Williams at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, is a study of the ethical and legal guidelines and issues in family and individual counseling in a professional context. Topics to be addressed are: current issues in the practice of counseling, ethical standards and practices, credentialing, potential roles, professional organizations, and counseling…
  • Course Categories: Pastoral Theology
  • Science Topics: Neuroscience, Brain, & Mind
  • Seminaries: Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Ecclesial Families: Mainline Protestant, Evangelical/Conservative Protestant
  • Syllabus: Ethical and Professional Issues in Family and Individual Counseling
  • Tags: self-care, compassion fatigue, counseling, pastoral care and counseling, trauma, stress

Theology I Online

This course, taught by Ken Keathley at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, will provide students with a working knowledge of the theological topics prolegomena, revelation, theology proper, providence, humanity, and hamartiology.
  • Course Categories: General Theology
  • Science Topics: History & Philosophy of Science
  • Seminaries: Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Ecclesial Families: Evangelical/Conservative Protestant
  • Syllabus: Theology I Online
  • Tags: history of science, science and religion, faith and science, creation

Theology II

This course, taught by Ken Keathley at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, is a study of Christology, Pneumatology, Soteriology, Ecclesiology, and Eschatology in which the biblical, historical, systematic and philosophical views of these doctrines will be defined and surveyed. The scriptural foundations for these doctrines will be emphasized and arguments set forth in their defense. Alternate…
  • Course Categories: General Theology
  • Science Topics: History & Philosophy of Science
  • Seminaries: Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Ecclesial Families: Mainline Protestant, Evangelical/Conservative Protestant
  • Syllabus: Theology II
  • Tags: history of science, science and religion, faith and science
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In furtherance of the AAAS mission of advancing science in service to society, AAAS|DoSER’s role in the Science for Seminaries project is to support efforts to integrate science into seminary education. AAAS|DoSER does not advise on or endorse the theological content of the participating seminaries.