This course will endeavor to give the student an appreciation for the wisdom contained in the Book of Proverbs. We study the contents of this book in its cultural, historical, and literary settings, also providing a survey of the entire book as well as seeking to understand and apply the life skills that are repeated throughout Proverbs. A family and community focus will permeate the course as we explore its contribution to building godly relationships. While the course is primarily an English course, many Hebrew terms and phrases will be explored to better understand the purposes and intents of this book.
Textbooks: Tremper Longman III, How to Read Proverbs, (IVP, 2002); Derek Kidner, The Wisdom of Proverbs, Job & Ecclesiastes (IVP, 1985).
Instructor: Gary Springer, M.A.C.M.
Gary graduated from Faith Evangelical Seminary in 2013 with a Masters of Arts in Christian Ministry M.A.C.M. with Counseling Concentration and from Columbia Southern University with a B.S. (summa cum laude) in Business in 2010. He retired from 24 years of service in the United States Air Force, achieving the rank of Master Sergeant. He began his military career as an Avionics Technician, but spent the bulk of his service in Air Force Recruiting. He and his wife Angie have two children and seven grandchildren. Since 2004, Gary has served as one of the Overseers at Congregation Beit Hallel in Tacoma, WA.