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Students are required to take a Bible course each year of enrollment at Lipscomb Academy
In this course, we take an in-depth look at the Patriarchs of Genesis and how God walked with them. We also follow the Exodus into the old Law. We look at how the Lord, since the beginning of time has relentlessly pursued the human race to walk with us and use us for His divine purpose. The study of the Pentateuch (the first five books of the Bible) provides the foundation for the rest of Bible study in high school Spiritual Formation courses.
In this study of the Bible we will focus on Christ becoming the Model for our lives. It will take the student through the life of Christ and conclude by developing the Mind of Christ and investigating the progress and perils of the early Christians. This study is designed to prepare the students with a solid Biblical base that will allow them to continue their studies at Lipscomb High School in more specific areas as Juniors and Seniors.
Bible III & IV
Students will choose two semester classes from the following list for the 11th and 12th grade years. Additionally, the classes that are offered through Lipscomb University as Dual Credit courses may be taken to satisfy Bible requirements.
Blended Christianity, Culture, and Cinema: A Contextual Approach to Understanding the Christian Story
This course will explore Christianity and one’s own Culture through an examination of the significant ideas present in the Western world today (Post modernity/Relativism, Redemption/Forgiveness, and Beauty/Goodness) by critically reflecting upon the biblical narrative and its intersection with the medium of film. Because cinema is the grand collaborator of all other story-telling devices (e.g., music, spoken word, photography, human emotion), this course will attempt to connect, and at times critique, the biblical narrative and the prominent narratives present in our culture, the methods used to tell such stories, and the ways in which these truths are still understood in the current world of cinema. The Gospel of John and the Paul's Epistles will be used as Biblical texts to compare and contrast the messages of culture with the message of Scriptures. Students' final assignment will be to produce a comprehensive critique of a secular movie from a Christian perspective.
Church History (Summer Online)
Church History is a semester course that will apply as a junior or senior Bible elective. Using the Book of Acts and the writing of significant church leaders, students will explore the movement of Christianity from its humble 1st Century roots in Jerusalem to its 21st Century manifestation as the world's most influential religion. Taught by Mr. Parham, this class is open to any junior or senior.
Romans & Galatians
This course is designed to show students the relevance of scripture in today’s modern culture. Students will learn that God is not bound by time, and that His word was not only written for a first century audience but for audiences today as well.
The Psalms are the most unique and significant writings of Hebrew Scriptures. They are unlike anything else in either the New or Old Testament. They are significant artistically, linguistically, historically, and, most importantly, in profound expressions of faith. The goal of this class is to begin to understand the Psalms as works of both art and intense devotion. Ideally, students will not only adopt the Psalms as the words that narrate their own life of worship, but will be inspired to add new words of praise, confusion, and peace to the world.
Blended Christian Worship
Christian Worship is a co-educational class offered to juniors and seniors. The two-fold purpose of the class is to learn and discuss principles of Christian worship so that the students can then use what they have learned to lead High School chapel in increasingly meaningful ways. We will examine the historical heritage for modern Christian worship and blend those traditions with the existing skills of our students.
Christian Man is a study of the role of masculinity and how to become a man patterned after God's heart. We will examine the life of David, second king of Israel, ancestor of Jesus Christ, and writer of numerous psalms. He is depicted as a righteous king, although not without fault, as well as an acclaimed warrior, musician, writer, and poet. Our aim is to teach Senior and Junior men to recover their masculine heart, defined in the image of a passionate God.
Christian Woman is both a textual and topical Bible study. Using the life stories of important women in the Bible as platforms, the study seeks to help young women explore the idea of what it means to have a true, growing relationship with God. From that starting point, the study then moves to a discussion of how to view the other significant relationships in a woman's life through a Godly lens. Because this class is responsible for girls' chapel, the students are also given the opportunity to plan and lead public worship.
This Bible class is available to rising juniors and seniors. The class will last from 7:10-7:40, Monday-Friday and will be taught by Mr. King. The topic will be announced at a later time. The Early Light Bible class is not a standard Bible class. It is subject to very specific student expectations, such as arriving on-time, readiness to work, and enthusiastic engagement in our class discussions and work. There is a strong focus on students completing projects outside of the regular class time. This class is offered to those students who are responsible, punctual, and who can work independently. This class takes precedence over early morning club meetings.
Bible-Girls Early Light
This Bible class is available to rising juniors and seniors. The class will last from 7:10-7:40, Monday-Friday and will be taught by Mrs. King. The topic will be announced at a later time. The Early Light Bible class is not a standard Bible class. It is subject to very specific student expectations, such as arriving on-time, readiness to work, and enthusiastic engagement in our class discussions and work. There is a strong focus on students completing projects outside of the regular class time. This class is offered to those students who are responsible, punctual, and who can work independently. This class takes precedence over early morning club meetings.