The Strategy and Potential of Interdisciplinary Biblical Courses
An underused curricular opportunity exists among the accreditation standards of ABHE member institutions. Non-ministry majors can host up to 9 hours of biblical integrative courses in their Bible/theology curriculum if such courses incorporate a sufficient quality of biblical and theological substance. The potential effect is a strengthened integration, yet a change to the Bible core can be viewed as a daunting or threatening event. Toccoa Falls College recently inaugurated a 2-year faculty dialog to weigh the potential of interdisciplinary Bible courses and to calculate the challenges surrounding such an implementation. This article highlights an entire range of positive gains and negative opinions encountered when implementing interdisciplinary Bible courses.