PBI courses are referred to as “learning modules.” They are designed for maximum learning aimed at fitting into the life-style of adult learners. All are “completion-based,” in that you need to complete the modules, not “pass” the modules. There are mastery-quizzes over much of the material, but these are designed so that you can take them over and over again until you know the ideas. Modules are designed to be completed in 8 weeks. (Extensions may be granted with a minimal fee.) More information can be found in the
The list below represents all planned learning modules. These modules will be available for enrollment on a rolling basis. For a list of current offerings, please refer to the
Current Offerings page.
Christian Theology of the Old Testament
A thematic study of the Old Testament focusing on interpreting key texts theologically in the light of the revelation of Christ in the Gospels.
Sin and Salvation
An in-depth study of sin and salvation with a focus on the meaning of the atonement.
Matthew: Gospel of Kingdoms
A theological study of Matthew's Gospel emphasizing Jesus as the King of an alternative kingdom to the power structures of the world.
Reading the Bible in Community
A study of hermeneutics which provides skills and tools for biblical interpretation. The module focuses on coming to the text humbly within the Christian community.
Gospel of John: Book of Signs and Glory
A theological study of John's Gospel emphasizing John's key themes such as overcoming of darkness, the Kingdom of God overcoming the kingdoms of the world.
Romans: Salvation through the Body of Christ
A theological study of the faithfulness of God revealed in Christ Jesus as articulated in Paul's letter to the Romans. Focusing on Paul's exposition of God making the world right through Christ.
Philemon and Ephesians: Forgiveness and Reconciliation in Paul
A practical development of radical forgiveness and reconciliation from Philemon and Ephesians worked out in healthy community.
Marginalization and Restorative Justice
A biblical and theological study of the Kingdom of God approach to issues of power and inequality among oppressed groups including gender, race, disability, socio-economic status, etc.
World Culture and Religion
A study of world religions which aims to demonstrate how Christ exposes and defeats the religio-cultural understanding as it exists in several of the world's major religions and cultures as well as how Christ redirects and completes this understanding.
The Work of the Spirit in the Kingdom of God
An advanced theological study of the Holy Spirit as a practical outworking of lived salvation as it looks forward to the telos, or end goal, of the kingdom of God in Christ.
Living in the Kingdom of God
A study of peaceful Christian traditions in light of the Constantinian shift with a view towards eschatology.
Christian Community in the World
A study of the Kingdom of God as it restores community and creation.
A study of apologetics which shifts the focus from argument to reimagining the world through the person and work of Jesus Christ.
Philosophy for Theology
A critical study of philosophy through the lens of theology which reveals the inherent nihilism of the foundations of philosophy.