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Biblical Justice


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If you want to “act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with your God," consider the Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Justice at Ozark Christian College in Joplin, Missouri. You'll receive a solid theological understanding of why we engage in justice work, as well as an understanding of the difficult issues in this field—and the strategies to face them.

  • 4 years


  • 125


  • 30+


Possible Job Opportunities

  • History of Ancient Israel

    A study of the Old Testament historical books Genesis through Joshua focusing on chronological history. The course includes summaries and introductions to the various books, questions over the text, and information about the redemptive plan of God to save the world. Students will learn the facts of the text through lecture, discussions, assigned reading, and projects.

  • Life of Christ

    Semester one covers the beginnings of the gospel up through the first year of ministry. It concentrates on the birth narratives, early Judean ministry, and early Galilean ministry. Major sermons: Jesus’ deity and credentials (John 5) and the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7). Students will concentrate on learning Jesus’ primary identity and proclamation of the kingdom.

  • Romans

    An exegetical study of Paul’s letter to the Romans based on grammatical, socio-cultural, literary, theological, and pastoral insights from both the Greek and English texts with special emphasis on the nature of the gospel of salvation in Christ and its impact on the shape of Christian communities in the first-century and today. Students will learn the purposes and arguments of Romans as well as the details of key texts and their theological and pastoral implications.

  • Principles of Interpretation

    A study of the universal principles of interpretation as applied to interpreting language. Students will learn how to accurately interpret and apply the Bible.

  • Essentials of Christian Mission and Culture

    Studies fundamental areas of missions. Surveying world needs, tracing missions throughout Scripture, and studying the overview of the many roles of mission work around the world. Students develop both a broad and biblical perspective on missions. Lecture, media, reading, and discussion.

  • Principles of Discipleship and Evangelism

    This course is a critical examination of evangelism and discipleship as one continuous development of the spiritual life. Students will be given models, strategies, and biblical examples that both individuals and churches can use to help people grow to become fully devoted followers of Jesus. The class will include lecture, discussion, case studies, and course assignments.

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Biblical Justice Program Descriptions and Outcomes

  • Program Descriptions

    This program is designed to prepare students to engage in ministries involved in the fight against social injustices. Students in this program will receive a strong theological foundation that communicates the heart of God to redeem both the physical and spiritual lives of broken humanity. In addition, the program integrates a strong practical approach through direct interaction with local churches, parachurch organizations, and cross-cultural contexts that implement justice ministries of a wide variety.

  • Program Outcomes

    Students completing the BA in Biblical Justice will be able to:

    1. Articulate the theological foundation for biblical justice.

    2. Demonstrate a basic knowledge of justice issues and strategies for engaging in justice work.

    3. Explain a clear and specific understanding of the dual nature of evangelism and meeting social needs in biblical justice work.

    4. Describe the major issues that confront those engaged in justice work and have developed a personal response to those issues.

    5. Apply practical approaches to justice work from a field-based understanding of biblical justice work.

    6. Employ a plan for engaging in justice work from a biblical perspective by graduation.

Meet Your Faculty

  • “How can you best help fight social injustice? By sharing the healing love of Jesus Christ.”
    Wade Landers 2023 square
    Wade Landers Intercultural Studies Professor

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