DTS Online Courses

Free Courses

The following courses are offered free from DTS. Click the course to sign up and receive weekly emails guiding you through the course content.

Free
J. Dwight PentecostJ. Dwight Pentecost
The Life of Christ The Life of Christ is a nine-week course taught by taught by the late Dr. J. Dwight Pentecost, who passed away in 2014. This course will broaden your understanding of the words and...
Free
Mark M. YarbroughMark M. Yarbrough
The Story of Scripture - Part 1 Covers the creation narrative found in Genesis 1–11, the Mosaic Covenant and the Pentateuch, and the Covenant Kingship especially through the Davidic Covenant.
Free
John D. HannahJohn D. Hannah
Luther This course covers the work and life of Martin Luther – a key reformer who questioned the long-held statutes of the church.
Free
Ronald B. AllenRonald B. Allen
Romans Romans is a six-week course taught by Dr. Ron Allen. This course on Romans covers the first eight chapters of the book and looks at the overarching theme of righteousness.
Free
Stanley D. ToussaintStanley D. Toussaint
Revelation Revelation is an nine-week course taught by Dr. Stanley Toussaint, examining insights into the social, political, and religious conditions of John’s day, how to intepret the...
Free
Mark L. BaileyMark L. Bailey
The Gospel of John The Gospel of John is an eight-week course taught by Dr. Mark Bailey, DTS President and Senior Professor of Bible Exposition. This course will deepen your understanding of John’s...
Free
Howard G. HendricksHoward G. Hendricks
How to Read the Bible Like a Seminary Professor How to Read the Bible Like a Seminary Professor is a four-week course taught by Dr. Howard Hendricks (1924-2013), one of the most celebrated teachers in DTS’s history. This...
Free
James E. AllmanJames E. Allman
Genesis Genesis is a ten-week course taught by Dr. James Allman, DTS Professor of Old Testament Studies. This course will take you on a journey through the book of Genesis concentrating on...
Free
Glenn R. KreiderGlenn R. KreiderMichael J. SvigelMichael J. SvigelNathan D. HolsteenNathan D. Holsteen
Can You Trust the Bible? Can You Trust the Bible? is an eight-week course taught by three of DTS’ most esteemed biblical scholars. You’ll learn the history of the Bible, how it was canonized, and...

Graduate Courses

DTS also offers full graduate level courses for students in seminary. You can preview these courses below, and you can find out more about completing a degree online at DTS.

BC101
Gary BarnesGary Barnes
Biblical Counseling An introduction to the foundations of Christian counseling, emphasizing the priority of a theological system for theory and practice. Special attention is given to models of...
BE101
Bible Study Methods An introduction to inductive Bible study involving the steps of observation, interpretation (hermeneutics), application, and correlation. Principles in these steps are applied to...
BE101
Mark L. BaileyMark L. Bailey
Bible Study Methods An introduction to inductive Bible study involving the steps of observation, interpretation (hermeneutics), application, and correlation. Principles in these steps are applied to...
BE102
Old Testament History I An exposition of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua, and Judges, with emphasis on the biblical theology of these books, their genre, and application.
BE103
Gene PondGene Pond
Old Testament History II and Poetry An exposition of the historical books (1 Samuel through Esther), Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon, with emphasis on the biblical theology of these books, their...
BE104
Stephen J. BramerStephen J. Bramer
Old Testament Prophets An exposition of the preexilic, exilic, and postexilic writing prophets (Isaiah through Malachi), excluding Jonah, but including Lamentations with emphasis on the biblical theology...
BE105
Mark L. BaileyMark L. Bailey
Gospels An exposition of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, with emphasis on the biblical theology of these books, their genre, and application.
BE106
Mark M. YarbroughMark M. Yarbrough
Acts and Pauline Epistles An exposition of Acts and 10 of the Pauline Epistles (all except Romans, Ephesians, and Philippians), with emphasis on the biblical theology of these books, their genre, and...
BE107
Larry J. WatersLarry J. Waters
Hebrews, General Epistles and Revelation An exposition of Hebrews; James; 1 and 2 Peter; 1, 2, and 3 John; Jude; and Revelation, with emphasis on the biblical theology of these books, their genre, and application.
BE109
Ron Allen
Ruth, Psalms, Jonah, and Selected Letters An exposition of Ruth, Psalms, Jonah, and three of Paul’s epistles (Romans, Ephesians, and Philippians) that are not taught in the other required Bible courses, with emphasis on...
BE201
Mark M. YarbroughMark M. Yarbrough
The Story Of Scripture: Understanding the Bible from Genesis to Revelation An exposition of the biblical narrative of Scripture from Genesis to Revelation with emphasis on the relationships between the content of all 66 books and the unity of what God is...
BE505
J. Dwight PentecostJ. Dwight Pentecost
BE510
J. Dwight PentecostJ. Dwight Pentecost
Life of Christ A thematic study of the earthly life of Christ, tracing in detail the movements of His presentation, authentication, opposition, and rejection. *Please Note: This course was...
BE547
Larry J. WatersLarry J. WatersStephen J. BramerStephen J. BramerRon AllenMark L. BaileyMark L. BaileyStanley D. ToussaintStanley D. ToussaintJim AllmanJim AllmanThomas L. ConstableThomas L. ConstableDouglas K. BlountDouglas K. BlountVictor D. AndersonVictor D. AndersonGary BarnesGary BarnesLinda M. MartenLinda M. Marten
Theology of Suffering, Disability, and the Church A study of the biblical meanings and purposes of suffering, with theological reflections and application to various aspects of suffering and disability-related ministries.
CE101
Mark H. HeinemannMark H. HeinemannAubrey M. MalphursAubrey M. MalphursLinden D. McLaughlinLinden D. McLaughlinSue G. EdwardsSue G. EdwardsJerry E. LawrenceJerry E. LawrenceJay L. SedwickJay L. SedwickPaul E. PettitPaul E. Pettit
Educational Process of the Church A study of the educational ministry of the local church, with attention to aims, principles, leadership, organization, and agencies of a biblical program for all age-groups....
CE102
Michael S. LawsonMichael S. Lawson
History and Philosophy of Christian Education A survey of the history of religious education from Old Testament times to the present, and a study of theories of Christian education, with emphasis on developing a biblical...
CE103
Michael S. LawsonMichael S. LawsonLinden D. McLaughlinLinden D. McLaughlinSue G. EdwardsSue G. EdwardsJames H. ThamesJames H. ThamesGeorge M. HillmanGeorge M. HillmanJay L. SedwickJay L. Sedwick
Teaching Process A study of spiritual dynamics in effective Bible teaching and principles of learning and teaching, with practice in using creative classroom methods in an actual teaching...
HT101
John D. HannahJohn D. Hannah
The Church to the Modern Era A study of Christianity from the second century to the rise of the Enlightenment,with special emphasis on the institutional history of the church as well as theological...
HT200
John D. HannahJohn D. Hannah
History of Doctrine A study of the historical development of selected doctrines, with attention to the development of each theological theme from the church fathers to the present day.
NT101
Michael H. BurerMichael H. Burer
Elements of Greek 1 A study of the basic principles of biblical Greek, for students who have not had Greek or who need an extensive review in the elements of the language.
NT102
Michael H. BurerMichael H. Burer
Elements of Greek 2 A study of the basic principles of biblical Greek, for students who have not had Greek or who need an extensive review in the elements of the language.
NT103
Michael H. BurerMichael H. Burer
NT104
Michael H. BurerMichael H. Burer
NT113
Darrell L. BockDarrell L. Bock
New Testament Introduction A study of the historical background and canon of the new Testament, an evaluation of new Testament criticism, and an examination of special introductory problems of selected new...
OT101
Brian L. WebsterBrian L. Webster
Elements of Hebrew I An introduction to the basic principles of hebrew phonology and morphology
OT102
Brian L. WebsterBrian L. Webster
Elements of Hebrew II A study of Hebrew morphology and syntax as well as an introduction to text criticism and to the basic tools and methods of lexical analysis. Includes translation of the Book of...
OT103
Gordon H. JohnstonGordon H. JohnstonRobert B. ChisholmRobert B. Chisholm
Hebrew Exegesis & O.T. Intro I An introduction to the exegesis of Hebrew narrative and poetry, including a review of Hebrew morphology, syntax, and lexical analysis in conjunction with translation of the Book of...
OT104
Brian L. WebsterBrian L. Webster
PM101
Timothy J. RalstonTimothy J. Ralston
Spiritual Life A study of the biblical principles that govern true Christian character and service, with emphasis on the sufficiency of the divine provisions and the heart conditions necessary...
PM102
Barry D. JonesBarry D. Jones
Evangelism A study of the biblical principles that govern true Christian character and service, with emphasis on the sufficiency of the divine provisions and the heart conditions necessary...
RS101
Billy R. ToddBilly R. ToddMichael J. SvigelMichael J. Svigel
Orientation and Research Methods This course is designed to guide students in the use of library materials, computerized databases, and bibliographic resources. It provides instruction in research strategies,...
RS101
Billy R. ToddBilly R. ToddMichael J. SvigelMichael J. Svigel
SL305
Andy SeidelAndy SeidelHoward G. HendricksHoward G. Hendricks
Leadership An analysis of the qualities and practices of the effective Christian leader based on principles in Scripture and related literature, with attention to devising a personal...
ST101
Glenn R. KreiderGlenn R. Kreider
Introduction to Theology A study of prolegomena as the nature, method, and sources of theology; revelation, especially the inspiration, authority, sufficiency, inerrancy, and canonicity of the Bible; and...
ST102
J. Scott HorrellJ. Scott HorrellSten-Erik ArmitageSten-Erik Armitage
Trinitarianism A study of the existence and attributes of the one God, the Holy Trinity; the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in Scripture and in Christian history; and the ramifications of...
ST103
Nathan D. HolsteenNathan D. Holsteen
Humanity and Sin A study of angelology, the doctrines of the unfallen angels, the fallen angels, and Satan; anthropology, a study of the creation of humanity, the material and immaterial aspects of...
ST104
Glenn R. KreiderGlenn R. Kreider
ST105
Michael J. SvigelMichael J. Svigel
Sanctification and the Church A study of sanctification, the doctrine of the spiritual life; and ecclesiology, the doctrines of the body of Christ and the local church including its organization, ministry,...
ST106
Michael J. SvigelMichael J. Svigel
The End Times A study of eschatology, the doctrine of the consummation of God’s plan of redemption, including major themes in eschatology and the order of predicted events. The course will...
WM101
Rodney H. OrrRodney H. Orr
World Missions A study of the biblical meaning and purpose of missions, missions agencies and instruments, and missions accomplishments, trends, needs, and possibilities.