The Bible & Religion department aims to provide students with a foundational competence in the Bible, Christian theology, and religious thought. Courses in Bible, interpretation methodology, biblical languages, archaeology, world religion, and Christian doctrine are all designed to help students examine and deepen their faith commitments in the service of Jesus Christ and His church.
Two tracks are offered:
A Flexible Degree
Recognizing that effective ministry often requires wide-ranging skills and experiences, and that God's call leads people into diverse professions and vocations, our department encourages students to identify a second major to complement the 30+6 hours required for a major in Bible and Religion. Typical double major combinations include History, English, Philosophy, Psychology, Music, Recreation Management, Theatre, Communication, Business, Missions, Youth Ministries, and others.
Bible and Religion majors may acquire experience in leading others in the interpretation of the Bible through preaching, teaching assignments or leading Bible studies. Take a look at Huntington's internship programs. Students also have the opportunity to study in Israel at the Jerusalem University College during their junior or senior year as well as travel on other study trips with faculty.
Scholarships are available!
Five years ago, Mark Fairchild made the discovery of a lifetime. And his research since has continued to confirm his findings.
Study Trips with the Bible Faculty
Students frequently take study trips with professors in the department -- to learn and for research.
Huntington University is pleased to announce that Travis Derico, adjunct professor of Bible and religion, is one of a select group of faculty members nationwide chosen by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) and the Center for Hellenic Studies to participate in an Ancient Greece in the Modern Classroom seminar on “Song Culture of Athenian Drama.” “As someone with a deep interest in the written and oral traditions of the first Christians, I’m always keen to learn...
Dr. Luke & Audrey Fetters
Serving as assistant professor of educational ministries at Huntington University was like coming home for Luke Fetters ('82) and his wife, Audrey (Stoltzfus, '82). Because his father was dean of the graduate school, Luke grew up around the Huntington campus from age 11. And while he never considered another college, Luke has never second-guessed his decision to attend Huntington either....
After gaining a BS from Calvin College, Dr. Eilers then pursued a M.Div. from Denver Seminary, and ultimately a Ph.D. in systematic theology from King's College, University of Aberdeen (Scotland).