Courses

We offer courses in Old Testament, New Testament, Discipleship and Counseling, Worldview, Theology, and other areas related to the Christian life and ministry. We are adding new courses regularly. This page will orient you to the courses we offer in each of these major categories and will also direct you to free trials of each course. But if you’re eager to get started, click “view all courses” below.

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Below you will find Silo courses organized according to category: Studying the Bible, Worldview, Old Testament, New Testament, etc. Simply scroll down to the category that interests you and choose the course you’d like to start with. We have listed the courses in each category in the order we think they’d be best taken, but feel free to start with whichever course interests you most.

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Studying the Bible

Our courses in Studying the Bible are designed to help you think through the nature of Scripture and give you insights into how to read, interpret, and learn from the Bible more effectively. There are a variety of important issues to consider here, and these courses will help guide you in the process.


Basics of Studying the Bible Sign Up Button

This course is designed to improve your ability to read, understand, and interpret the Bible. The goal is to help you think through some of the most basic issues related to studying the Bible and orient you to some of the key issues involved. This course is taught by Mark Beuving.

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Discipleship & Counseling

Our courses in Discipleship & Counseling will help you think through who we are as human beings and how we grow and change. You will also be able to explore God’s design for his church and the way we ought to function as members of the body of Christ. Some of these courses address the theory and doctrine behind discipleship and counseling, others give practical insights into how to work with people and help them with their issues.


Biblical Foundations of Counseling Sign Up Button

This course is designed to help you think through what counseling is, how people change, and how you can begin helping the people that God has placed in your life to overcome their struggles with sin and suffering. This course is taught by Spencer MacCuish.

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A Practical Approach to Counseling Sign Up Button

This course is designed for those who have completed “Biblical Foundations of Counseling” and want to continue developing their skill as counselors. This course is taught by Spencer MacCuish.

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The Gospel & Depression Sign Up Button

This course examines the complex but common experience of depression in the world and in the church and provides a biblical approach to the issue. The course will guide those who are seeking to help depressed people as well as those who are experiencing depression themselves. This course is taught by Scott Mehl.

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Homosexuality & the Bible Sign Up Button

This course examines what the Bible says about homosexuality and the relevance of this biblical teaching for today. This course is taught by Preston Sprinkle.

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Homosexuality & the Church Sign Up Button

This course addresses practical concerns about how the church should relate to the LGBT community and help those experiencing same-sex attraction. This course is taught by Preston Sprinkle.

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Mentoring in the Church Sign Up Button

This course explores the importance of mentoring in a church setting and provides practical insight into effectively mentoring and discipling others. This course is taught by Chris Hay.

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Worldview

Our courses in Worldview will help you understand the way we as human beings view the world. Every person on the planet has a worldview, and understanding their approach to life and their answers to life’s questions is important if we are going reach out to them with the gospel and help them live more effectively. Studying worldview also helps us assess our own approach to life and enables us to identify those elements of our life that are not in line with the biblical worldview.


Intro to Worldview Sign Up Button

This course is designed to help you to understand the way people think and live and develop the ability to effectively challenge other people with the truth of the gospel. This course is taught by Spencer MacCuish.

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The All-Encompassing Story of God Sign Up Button

This course explores many crucial worldview issues and demonstrates the profound ways in which the gospel speaks to and transforms every aspect of our world. This course is taught by Spencer MacCuish.

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The Gospel & Society Sign Up Button

This course examines several aspects of modern society and demonstrates the profound ways in which the gospel speaks to and transforms every aspect of society. This course is taught by Spencer MacCuish.

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Old Testament

Our courses in Old Testament will help you understand the overall message of the Old Testament. The largest and oldest section of the Bible is often confusing to modern readers, and while we all know that the Old Testament is important, most of us have a difficult time reading it. The three overview courses will help you grasp the big picture of the Old Testament and identify the role each book plays with regard to the larger whole. Courses on individual books will help you go deeper in understanding the message and challenges of each book.


Pentateuch

This is the first in a series of three courses that give a broad overview of the Old Testament. This course is designed to help you grow in your understanding of the Old Testament, and particularly the first five books (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy). This course is taught by Preston Sprinkle.

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This is the second in a series of three courses that give a broad overview of the Old Testament. This course is designed to help you grow in your understanding of the Old Testament, and particularly the Historical Books (Joshua through Esther). This course is taught by Preston Sprinkle.

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The Poetic & Prophetic Books Sign Up Button

This is the last in a series of three courses that give a broad overview of the Old Testament. This course is designed to help you grow in your understanding of the Old Testament, and particularly the Poetic & Prophetic Books (Job through Malachi).This course is taught by Preston Sprinkle.

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Genesis Sign Up Button

Genesis gives us a foundation for understanding the biblical storyline, our world, our God, and even ourselves. This course will help you understand the storyline of the book of Genesis, alert you to key themes in the book, and prepare you for a lifetime of study in this rich book. This course is taught by Josh Grauman.

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New Testament

Our courses in New Testament will help you understand the overall message of the New Testament. Our lives as Christians and our common life as the church are built upon the foundation of the New Testament, and these courses will help you understand this all important collection of writings. The three overview courses will help you grasp the big picture of the New Testament and identify the role each book plays with regard to the larger whole. Courses on individual books will help you go deeper in understanding the message and challenges of each book.


Gospels and Acts

This is the first in a series of three courses that give a broad overview of the New Testament. This course is designed to help you grow in your knowledge of the New Testament, and in particular, Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, and Acts. This course is taught by Bret Martin.

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Paul's Letters

This course provides an overview of all of Paul’s letters (Romans through Philemon). It also serves as the second of our three courses giving an overview of the New Testament. This course is taught by Mark Beuving.

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General Letters and Revelation Sign Up Button

This course provides an overview of the General Letters (Hebrews through Jude) and Revelation. It also serves as the third of our three courses giving an overview of the New Testament. This course is taught by Mark Beuving.

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This course is designed to help you understand the book of 1 Timothy. Paul wrote this letter to Timothy to encourage and equip him as he pastored the church in Ephesus. This course will help you think through the themes of 1 Timothy, guide you through the content of the book, and prepare you to study the book for years to come. This course is taught by Matt Moore.

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Art & Culture

Our courses in Art & Culture are designed to help you understand the world you live in. We all interact with culture and art every day of our lives, whether we are conscious of these interactions or not. Many Christians are fearful of culture and suspicious of the arts. But both of these areas are vital arenas in which the gospel can thrive, and in which our mission as Christians must play out. The courses below will help you navigate the often mysterious worlds of culture and art and give you practical guidance for thriving in these arenas to the glory of God.


Art & the Bible Sign Up Button

This course lays the foundation for a Christian understanding of the arts. The course will answer questions like: What does the Bible say about art? What does it mean for a Christian to interact with art? What is Christian art? Ultimately, art is a gift from God that we must pursue with joy and discernment. This course is taught by Mark Beuving.

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Engaging the Arts Sign Up Button

This course builds upon the Art & the Bible course, which laid a biblical and theoretical foundation for understanding art. This course takes on a more practical feel and addresses issues of what it means for a Christian to create art that glorifies God and communicates with the surrounding culture, how art can be an avenue for our mission as Christians, and how art can deepen our churches. This course is taught by Mark Beuving.

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