Exploring the Old Testament

Catherine Leigh McDowell
Instructor: Catherine Leigh McDowell
Code: OT500
Section: CA
Location: Charlotte, Digital Live
Schedule: Fri (Zoom only) 7:00–9:00 pm, Sat 9:00am – 4:00pm
Dates: Sep 18–19, Oct 16–17, Nov 13–14

Course Description

This course highlights the big picture of the Old Testament through the lens of relationship. Book by book it plots God’s relentless pursuit of a people (with whom he might relate), a place (for the relationship to unfold), and a presence (God’s presence that reveals his character). Through this tri-fold emphasis of a people, a place, and a presence (PPP) we will see how each book fits into the overarching story of the Old Testament and how the unfolding narrative points forward to the New Testament.

Spring Applications Are Now Closed

Thank you for your interest in our online courses. Unfortunately, we are no longer accepting new applications. If you have recently completed an application, we are reviewing as many applications as possible before the deadline to register (Friday, January 22nd).

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The following tuition rates are for new students enrolling (without a declared degree) in one of our online courses.

*Tuition rates for students enrolled in a declared degree program may vary by campus. See tuition & fees for more information.


$ 350

No Additional Student Service Fees

Best for: Personal Enrichment

Participation: Auditors are restricted to non-participating member status in classes. In other words, auditors may not:

  • Participate in class discussion (except as authorized by the instructor according to the terms included in the course syllabus)
  • Submit written work
  • Sit for exams for the purpose of receiving an evaluation.

Credit/Grading: Auditors do not receive graduate credit nor a grade. Your Gordon-Conwell transcripts will note "AU" in place of a grade reflecting that you audited a course.

Application Requirements:

  • Online application.
  • No additional materials required.

Special Non-Degree Student

$ 1650

24% Discount off standard tuition; Student service fees apply.

Best for: Students who desire structured feedback or anticipate enrolling in a future degree program.

Participation: Special Non-Degree Students are fully enrolled students expected to participate in all elements of a course as outlined in the course syllabus.

Credit/Grading: Your Gordon-Conwell transcript will reflect a letter grade, and course credit may be applied toward a future degree program. If you are new to graduate-level coursework and nervous about grading, you may elect to take the course for Pass/Fail. Rather than receive a grade, your transcript will only reflect whether or not you received a passing grade. Degree programs allow a limited number of pass/fail courses.

Application Requirements:

  • Online application.
  • Undergraduate transcript(s).
  • Reference required if undergradute GPA is under 3.0.

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