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Christianity & Culture

In this program, you will examine Christianity’s influence on historic and modern cultures as well as the influence contemporary cultures have on how Scripture is read and made relevant today. Each course is seven weeks long, taken one at a time in a predetermined sequence over two years.

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Your First Class is Free!

An advanced degree in biblical studies equips you to answer hard questions, lead with vision and do the only work that really matters. Start with Christianity & Culture, then keep going for a Master of Divinity or Master of Arts in Biblical & Theological Studies degree.

The Degree for Every Christian

  • $0 YOUR FIRST CLASS IS FREE, APPLY NOW TO ENROLL FOR FALL 2022
  • $1000 WE WILL MATCH YOUR CHURCH SCHOLARSHIP UP TO $1,000 IN BONUS FUNDS PER YEAR!
  • 36 CREDIT HOURS NEEDED TO COMPLETE THE MAC&C DEGREE. KEEP GOING TO EARN AN M.DIV. OR MABTS DEGREE!
  • 100% ONLINE CLASSES CONVENIENTLY FIT WITH YOUR SCHEDULE

Your first class is FREE!

Master of Arts in Christianity & Culture

This degree empowers ministry at the intersections of biblical texts, our communities, and the cultures we inhabit. The 100% online courses allow students world-wide to converge with full-time Ph.D. professors who are specially certified in online teaching. Journey with a cohort of classmates to collaborate, support and encourage each other. An investment in value to your church, ministry, community and self.

Cost of Tuition

Master of Arts in Christianity & Culture

27 Hours of Core Courses, 9 Hours of Electives

Elective Course Descriptions

9 Hours of Electives Chosen From

Course Schedule

Traditional fall, spring, and summer semesters are made up of two 7-week terms. Students in the MAC&C program will take just one course per term in a predetermined sequence over two years, as seen here.

Fall Year 1

Term I

THEO 5043
Intro to Biblical & Theological Research

Term II

BIBL 5423
History of the Bible & Its Interpretation

Spring Year 1

Term I

BIBL 5603
Intro to Old Testament Theologies

Term II

BIBL 5613
Intro to New Testament Theologies

Summer Year 1

Term I

Elective 1

Term II

Elective 2

Fall Year 2

Term I

CLTR 5613
Cultural Anthropology

Term II

BIBL 5633
Reading the Bible: Assumptions, Traditions, & Methods

Spring Year 2

Term I

THEO 5003
Contemporary Theology

Term II

CLTR 5013
Secularization & Christianity

Summer Year 2

Term I

Elective 3

Term II

CLTR 5753
Capstone

Pur­pos­es & Objectives

An OC graduate with an MAC&C degree will:

  1. Summarize the history and sociocultural significance of the Bible.
  2. Compare and contrast the major paradigms in contemporary biblical interpretation.
  3. Explore biblical and theological themes that define the Kingdom of God and its core values and what it means to live under the reign of God.
  4. Describe significant characteristics of contemporary cultures.
  5. Describe significant characteristics of the sociocultural world of the Bible.
  6. Develop biblically and theologically informed, practical strategies to help the church address contemporary social/cultural issues.
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Mas­ter of Divinity

A Master of Divinity degree from Oklahoma Christian University will help you increase in the gift of knowledge as you study in the original languages of Hebrew and Greek while diving into history and theology. Explore the OC MDiv, Dialogismos and other degrees.

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Mas­ter of Arts in Bib­li­cal & The­o­log­i­cal Studies

Building on a shared core of courses from the MAC&C degree, you will move to a more advanced study in areas of your choice before completing a thesis writing project under the guidance of a full-time faculty member.

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