The Department of Biblical Studies is committed to teaching the Scriptures in a way that addresses both the head and the heart. The Academy takes a scholarly approach to the material, one that is designed to familiarize students with the varied historical contexts and literary forms in and through which God has revealed Himself. However, we also believe that knowledge of the Scriptures is a means to an end, and not an end in itself. Therefore, we seek to provide biblical training that both encourages our students, and has considerable effect on their lives. We want their “knowing to significantly influence their doing.” We desire to challenge our students to investigate God’s Word and Truth, and then to internalize and integrate God’s Word and Truth into their lives.