Norlan De Groot

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Classrooms

Courses on this website are available to anyone interested in learning theology. If you are a registered student with MINTS International Seminary, you can also receive academic credit. If you are not a MINTS student, I can show you how to enroll for free.

Most classes require approximately 15 hours of online instruction, homework assignments, outside reading assignments with reading reports, and a course paper. Specific requirements are stipulated in the introduction at the beginning of each course.

To enter a classroom, contact me to receive a username and password, then return to this page, click on the title of the course, and enter your login information.

Bible

This is a MINTS course written by Dr. Julian Zugg. It provides a basic knowledge of Scripture, including its trustworthiness, the main story of the bible, and an introduction to basic theological study. Students can download a free PDF version of the course after signing into the Moodle classroom. Students can also download it from the mints.edu website.
This is a MINTS course written by Dr. Julian Zugg. The course is designed to help students grow in their knowledge of the three synoptic gospels: Matthew, Mark, and Luke. Each gospel gives a unique perspective on the birth, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus and the coming of his kingdom. The subject matter is similar so the three gospels are studied together. Because of the amount of material, it is necessary to be highly selective. The course attempts to cover material essential to each gospel so that the student will know how to approach the gospels when he preaches and teaches from them. Students can download a free PDF version of the course after signing into the Moodle classroom. Students can also download it from the mints.edu website. 

Biblical Languages

The textbook for this course is New Testament Greek for Beginners (first edition, public domain) by J. Gresham Machen. Students can download a free PDF version of the textbook after signing in to the Moodle classroom. The course includes the first 16 lessons in Machen's book. It teaches basic noun and verb forms as well as adjectives and pronouns. Classes are taught in 16 one-hour, live-lecture sessions. Homework will be assigned after each session. The course also includes a mid-term and a final exam.
Introduction to Biblical Greek, Part Two
The textbook for this course is New Testament Greek for Beginners (first edition, public domain) by J. Gresham Machen. Students can download a free PDF version of the textbook after signing in to the Moodle classroom. The course includes lessons 17 through 33 in Machen's book. It teaches additional verbal forms that were not covered in Part One. Classes are taught in 17 one-hour, live-lecture sessions. Homework will be assigned after each session. The course also includes a mid-term and a final exam.
This course follows chapters 1 through 15 of  Biblical Hebrew: A Discourse-Based Approach by Frederic Clarke Putnam.Students can download a free PDF version of the textbook after signing in to the Moodle classroom. The course teaches basic grammatical forms including nouns, Qal verbs, adjectives and infinitives. Classes are taught in 15 one-hour, live-lecture sessions. Homework will be assigned after each session. The course also includes a mid-term and a final exam.

Introduction to Biblical Hebrew, Part Two

This course follows chapters 16 through 31 of Biblical Hebrew: A Discourse-Based Approach by Frederic Clarke Putnam. Students can download a free PDF version of the textbook after signing in to the Moodle classroom. The course reviews additional verbal forms such as the Nifal, Piel, Pual, Hitpael, Hifil, Hofal, and various verbal roots. Classes are taught in 16 one-hour, live-lecture sessions. Homework will be assigned after each session. The course also includes a mid-term and a final exam.

History and Missions

Ancient Church History

This MINTS course was originally written by Dr. David Calhoun of Covenant Theological Seminary. It was edited by Dr. Allen Vander Pol of MINTS International Seminary to fit the MINTS length and format for courses.The course is a survey of the history of the early church from the growth and persecution of the church after Christ ascended to heaven up to the Council of Chalcedon in 451 A.D. Students can download a free PDF version of the course after signing into the Moodle classroom. Students can also download it from the mints.edu website.