A fully online degree, MA in Christian Studies program by Marina Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Religion (MCISR), in partnership with Third Millennium Ministries, offers the academic groundwork to prepare Christian leaders to be enriched in core Biblical principles and theological reflection. This degree helps students to be effective leaders in their context with a rigorous course work in Biblical and theological studies with a practical component. The continuous assessments will let students find personal meaning in learning and the final creative project helps relating their learning to lived reality by engaging people for the project.
This degree is structured to suit both those who are in ministry and working professionals who could not go to seminary to study theology. Students are free to login at their own convenience to learn.
Aim: With the changing dynamics of our society, learners need to find new ways of thinking and relating with one another to make sense of Christian faith. The aim of the programme is to provide learners with sound base in the Bible and theology, in order to fulfill their Christian calling effectively in a diverse context like India and the world at large.
Duration: Minimum 2 years and Maximum 4 years
Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized university or theological institution.
Understand some of the Biblical books deeper and draw implications for living a Christian life that is relevant today.
Examine the basic Christian doctrines to make sense of Christian faith in the contexts of conflicting worldviews and diverse cultures.
Appreciate the history of Christianity and draw insights for today.
Network with diverse group of pastors, missionaries, activists, and secular professionals through collaboration in classes.
Communicate ideas with clarity and supportive arguments through the discussions with faculty and fellow learners in the class.
Analyze various issues from biblical and theological perspectives in the light of field research projects.
Early bird discounts are available and will be intimated to selected students.
To ensure quality, we admit only a limited number of students. Apply as soon as possible to avoid any disappointment.
The gospels are the key books of the Bible, since they narrate the life, teachings, death, and resurrection of Jesus. This module is based on the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and John to study the Life and ministry of Jesus. Each gospel has a unique perspective and a unique purpose. This course explains the background, the structure, the main contents, and the major themes of each gospel. It is based on the lecture series, The Gospels, produced by Third Millennium Ministries and hosted by Dr. Pete Alwinson, with contributions from several international scholars.