Free Courses

Distance Learning from BMATS

Free Courses

BMA is offering a free online course in Fall 2016. The course will be eight weeks long and includes various assignments and opportunities to interact with fellow students. Students who complete the course will receive a certificate of completion.

Free courses are not for credit and do not apply to any degrees. These courses are offered strictly for the educational benefit of the general public. Students will only receive a certificate of completion. Individuals who wish to take courses for credit or pursue a degree should register for regular semester courses.

Courses Fall 2016

Who wouldn’t want to know more about the many religions out there today?  There are so many people with so many ideas that it’s difficult to keep them straight!  One religion says this; another says that – sometimes it is just opposite of what I grew up with!

Good news for you who want to explore the many new religions and compare them with Christianity. Good news for you who want to learn to distinguish between Christianity and other world religions. This fall our free course will explore many of the new religious movements as well as the older world religions.

Comparative Religions

This course compares tenets of Christianity with those of major world religions and domestic cults such as: Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Shintoism, Taoism, Judaism, Islam, Mormonism, Christian Science, Seventh Day Adventism, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Scientology, and other religions both in America and world-wide.
Dr. Tony Cleaver, professor

The course will begin on September 5th and lasts eight weeks.

The Holy Bible – Student selected English translation
Handbook of Religion: A Christian Engagement with Traditions, Teachings, and Practices – Terry C. Muck, Harold A. Netland, and Gerald R. McDermott, Baker Academic (ISBN 978-0-8010-3776-4)

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