Survey Courses

Audit Seminary Classes

An auditor (or surveyor) is someone who is taking a course simply for one’s own enjoyment and personal development, and not for credit. Audited courses will not count for credit in the future.

Locations

We offer classes at three different campuses.

HBU Campus

7502 Fondren Rd,
Houston, TX 77074

Second Baptist Church – Woodway

6400 Woodway Dr,
Houston, TX 77057

Second Baptist Church – West

19449 Katy Fwy,
Houston, TX 77094


Spring 2022 Offerings (Second Baptist Church)

Semester dates: January 18 – May 13, 2022

Course Title
Professor
Day
Time
Campus
Room
CHRI 6345 Readings in NT: Sermon on the Mount
Dr. Christopher Hopf
W
6:30-8:00 PM
West
321L
*APOL 5381 ST: Is Masculinity Toxic?
Dr. Nancy Pearcey
W
6:30-8:00 PM
Woodway
The Studio

*Available Remote or In Person
M- Monday, T- Tuesday, W- Wednesday, R- Thursday, F- Friday

The classes will run on the designated days of the week, for the duration of the semester. The Academic Calendar is available and lists holidays when the University is closed, so classes will not meet on those days.

Cost (Second Baptist)

$80 Early Bird, $100 after the semester begins

Course Description

CHRI 6345 Readings in NT: Sermon on the Mount

What do we do with the Bible in the current political, social, and religious fire storm of the day that seeks to silence God’s Word? The answer is found in the Sermon on the Mount. Nowhere in the Bible is the essence of Jesus’ countercultural teaching more clearly portrayed than in the Sermon On the Mount. This is perhaps the most famous Sermon ever preached, and at the same time, the most under-applied Sermon ever put into practice. In Matthew 5-7, Jesus clearly and practically lays out what it looks like to be a Christ follower in a culture that has largely pushed Jesus to the margins of life. In this course, students will study Matthew 5-7 with an emphasis on practical application in life and ministry. The lectures will focus on both the theological and practical questions raised in the Sermon, such as “How did Christ fulfill the Law?” and “How should Christians relate to the world around them?”

APOL 5381 ST: Is Masculinity Toxic?

It has become socially acceptable to express vicious hostility against men. The Washington Post ran an article titled “Why Can’t We Hate Men?” A popular hashtag in some circles is #KillAllMen. In a survey, almost half of men (46 percent) agreed that, “These days society seems to punish men just for acting like men.”

In this course, students will read Professor Pearcey’s forthcoming book, In Defense of Men: How the Secular Script for Masculinity Turned Toxic- and How to Fix It. We will ask how the politically correct idea arose that masculinity itself is dangerous and pathological. Then we will unpack a biblical view of manhood. Sociological research finds that Christian family men are the most loving toward their wives, the most engaged with their children, and have the lowest rate of domestic violence of any group in America. The data show that Christianity has a solution that has stood up to rigorous empirical testing. We should be bold in bringing it into the public square.

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Spring 2022 Offerings (HBU Campus)

Semester dates: January 18 – May 13, 2022

Course Title
Professor
Day
Time
Room
**APOL 5181 ST: God and Time
Dr. David Baggett & Dr. William Lane Craig
Feb 21-25
2:30-5:00 PM
TBD
APOL 5350 Modern & Post-Modern Culture
Dr. Nancy Pearcey
T
6:30-9:00 PM
ATWD 1, 101
APOL 6324 Theistic Arguments
Dr. Jerry Walls
W
6:30-9:00 PM
ATWD 1, 111
ARAM 5310 Aramaic Grammar I
Dr. Phillip Marshall
MWF
10:00-10:50 AM
ATWD 1, 110
CHRI 5102 Spiritual Formation II
Dr. Brett Dutton
T
5:00-5:50 PM
ATWD 1, 116
CHRI 5104 Spiritual Formation IV
Dr. Randy Hatchett
M
5:00-5:50 PM
ATWD 1, 111
CHRI 5311 Hermeneutics
Dr. Randy Hatchett
M
6:30-9:00 PM
ATWD 1, 111
CHRI 5327 God, Humans, and Salvation
Dr. Brett Dutton
T
7:35-10:05 PM
ATWD 1, 113
CHRI 5350 Theology of the NT: Unity & Diversity
Dr. Ben Blackwell
R
6:30-9:00 PM
ATWD 1, 113
CHRI 6314 Missions and Evangelism
Dr. Brian Hebert
S (1/22, 2/19, 3/26, 4/9)
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
TBD
CHRI 6315 Christian Scriptures III
Dr. Adam Harger
R
6:30-9:00 PM
TBD
CHRI 6333 Historical/Moral Theology
Dr. Chris Sneller
M
6:30-9:00 PM
ATWD 1, 113
CLAS 5310 Classics and Christianity
Dr. Timothy Brookins
T
6:30-9:00 PM
ATWD 1, 111
*GREK 5302 Greek II (daytime)
Dr. Timothy Brookins
MWF
2:00-2:50 AM
ATWD 1, 116
*GREK 6335 Pauline Epistles
Dr. Timothy Brookins
MWF
3:00-3:50 AM
ATWD 1, 116
*HEBR 5302 Hebrew II
Dr. Phillip Marshall
MWF
9:00-9:50 AM
ATWD 1, 110
*HEBR 6335 Wisdom Literature
Dr. Phillip Marshall
MWF
1:00-1:50 PM
ATWD 1, 110
*LATN 5302 Elementary Latin II
Dr. Timothy Brookins
MWF
9:00-9:50 AM
ATWD 1, 113

*Available Remote or In Person
**Remote Only
M- Monday, T- Tuesday, W- Wednesday, R- Thursday, F- Friday

The classes will run on the designated days of the week, for the duration of the semester. The Academic Calendar is available and lists holidays when the University is closed, so classes will not meet on those days. View a printer-friendly campus map of HBU.

All classes are In Person only, unless noted above with an (*). Those will be available Remote AND In Person.

Costs (HBU Campus)

3-hour course- $280 Early Bird, $300 after the semester begins (unless noted otherwise)
1-hour course- $100 Early Bird, $120 after the semester begins (unless noted otherwise)
APOL 5181 ST: God and Time- $200 Early Bird, $220 after the class begins (unless noted otherwise)

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Contact Us

For further questions, please contact us at sctdean@hbu.edu or 281-649-3383.