Hermeneutics Online Course and Boston Seminar

From the Original World of the Text to Our World and Lives Today
July 1-3, 2019

Refresh your skills in Exegesis and be alert to recent trends with this blended online course from July 1, 2019, to August 26, 2019, and a seminar in Boston, Massachusetts July 1-3, 2019. This course will be taught by Dr. Doug Brown, Dean of the Faith Baptist Theological Seminary in Ankeny, Iowa.

With this course you will:

  • Sharpen your study of the Bible from knowing the text to living the text
  • Craft contextually-driven, personally relevant applications
  • Consider the rules for interpreting various genres of Scripture
  • Assess current philosophical and literary debates in the field of hermeneutics
  • Recognize and distinguish the effects of various theological systems on hermeneutics

Seminar Meeting Times:

  • Monday, July 1, (Optional Introductory Session: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.) Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 2, 9 a.m.-Noon, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 3, 9 a.m.-Noon, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • An optional mini-tour of various sites in Boston relevant to the class will be offered at 3 p.m. each day (see more information in the meals section below).


Option 1: Seminar on Hermeneutics: A seminar for pastors and laypeople

  • Seminar Cost is $100 (Does not include food and lodging–see more information below)
  • Seminar Location: International Baptist Church, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Meeting at:  Lusitania Recreation Club 44 5th Street, Cambridge, MA  02141

Option 2: 2 credit hybrid class from Faith Baptist Theological Seminary

  • 50% tuition discount ($400 for tuition and technology fees)
  • Attend the seminar in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Finish course requirements online between July 1-August 19, 2019

Registration for the Seminar-Class:

To register for the entire class or for the seminar alone, please do so by completing the form and following the instructions at this link.

Lodging and Transportation:

Churches in the Boston area who are supporters of International Baptist Church are offering housing free of charge. This housing will be available on a first-come-first-served basis. Most of the housing will be in the homes of church members; some housing may be at the churches. Housing is available for Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday nights. Registered attenders of the seminar may request housing for any or all of these nights via the registration link above. In some cases, bedding and towels maybe provided. However, all students should plan to bring their own bedding and towels. Van transportation from the free housing will be provided at a cost of $10 per person per day payable at the time of the use of the transportation. Commute time will be approximately one hour.

Parking for Those Who Drive into the City Each Day:

Parking access will be available at Roger’s Funeral Home, located at 380 Cambridge Street, just steps away from the seminar location. Attendees will have access to this lot on a first-come-first-served basis as long as there are no funeral services on the days of the seminar.

Additional parking is available at the First Street Garage, (the entrance to the garage is located on Spring Street.) This location is about a ten-minute walk to the seminar location. The costs related to this parking location is $2.00 per hour or $20.00 per day. Select this link for further information pertaining to this city parking garage.


Breakfast: A continental breakfast will be provided at International Baptist Church.

Lunch: Numerous restaurants are available within walking distance of the church. We will plan to offer options to order in from, go together or to go in separate groups to area restaurants. The estimated cost for each lunch is $12-15.

Supper: Supper will be on our own. However, optional late afternoon mini-tours of various parts of Boston will be offered on Monday and Tuesday. It is anticipated that the students who desire to participate in these activities will plan to eat supper together. In these cases, students should anticipate purchasing their own supper as a part of the group (estimated cost $15-20). In addition to the meal, expense there may be some small additional expenses for public transportation and historic site entrances fees (estimated cost $10-20).

For additional information or any questions you may have, e-mail Dr. Jeff Newman at newmanj@faith.edu.