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Bible Minor

Clearwater Christian College desires our students to possess a Biblical worldview which provides a framework of reality grounded in God's true view of things. Possessing such a worldview affords students the ability to make sense of life and the world around them from God's perspective. A reality grounded in God's true view of things will be tethered to a proper understanding of God and his work in this world. Equipped with a Christian Worldview, a student will be able to recognize and confront worldviews around them that are opposed to the Christian worldview. It will also provide a basis for correcting their own wrong thinking and provide a roadmap for making lifestyle decisions that reflect Christ's transforming work in their life.

One way the College addresses this is through this academic minor interwoven into every degree program offered by the institution. Courses identified below cover the issues associated with a Biblical worldview from theological, philosophical, and practical standpoints.

Course Requirements

  • BIB 107 Introduction to Christian Worldview (2)
An introduction to worldview, highlighting the nature, importance, and critique of worldviews. Special emphasis is placed on developing a Christian worldview as informed by a biblical and intellectual framework for the application of God's truth to all of life.
  • BIB 101 Old Testament Survey (3)
A brief summary and introduction to each book of the Old Testament, tracing the chronological development of the nation of Israel.
  • BIB 103 New Testament Survey (3)
A foundational survey of the world as it existed in the New Testament times. Primary focus is on the content of the New Testament with emphasis on the special characteristics and the key passages of each book.
  • BIB 203 Basics of Biblical Interpretation (2)
A survey of the basic rules and methods of biblical interpretation which enable a student of the Bible to lead out the truth that God intended. Attention will be given to the nature of the Bible and the historical schools of interpretation. Included will be both theory and practice.
  • BIB 303 Survey of Bible Doctrines (3)
A systematic study of the doctrines of the Christian faith, including Bibliology, Theology Proper, Anthropology, Hamartiology, Christology, Soteriology, Pneumatology, Ecclesiology, and Eschatology.
  • BIB 304 Personal Evangelism and Apologetics (2)
A focus on the material and means by which Christians can communicate the Gospel message and answer the most common arguments against Christianity. Topics will include Scriptural methods of witnessing and leading persons to a saving faith in Jesus Christ, some history of apologetics, methods of defending the Christian faith in the face of diverse cultures, opposing worldviews, and competing religious belief systems. A program of personal discipleship will be integrated into the course for students to gain practical experience.
  • BIB 440 Christian Ethics (3)
This course focuses on the foundation and principles of biblical ethics. It also includes a survey of alternative ethical theories, and the application of Christian ethics to contemporary issues.

One of CCC's most decorated athletes, Tori is a junior biology major. "Having transferred to Clearwater in the middle of my sophomore year, I was very uneasy about the new environment I would soon be entering. However, the Lord made this transition extremely easy. Spiritually, the family environment has allowed me to create friendships that have challenged me in my walk with Christ. Academically, the teacher's personal desire is for each student to perform at his highest potential so they are willing to help each student outside the classroom. Athletically, the Lord has allowed me to be a part of the college's soccer and basketball teams. As I look back, it's obvious to see that transferring to CCC was one of the best decisions that I have made for my spiritual, emotional and academic well-being."