Harlan VanOort, M.Div.
Lecturer in Religion
M.Div., Western Theological Seminary
B.A., Northwestern College
Northwestern's chaplain since 2003, the Rev. Harlan VanOort brings 30 years of ministry experience to the classroom. He has served churches as a youth pastor and senior pastor in Michigan, Washington and Iowa. He is a Northwestern College graduate with a Master of Divinity degree from Western Theological Seminary.
- Introduction to Biblical Studies
Introduction to Biblical Studies This course is an introduction to the historical, literary and theological aspects of the Bible. The course surveys the central characters and events of biblical history, examines the variety of literary genres found in the Bible, and discusses key theological themes emphasized within the Bible. Students are introduced to methods of biblical criticism and interpretation that integrate skills developed in other disciplines. The entire Bible (both Old and New Testaments) is covered.(4 credits)
Publications and presentations
- Book reviews and short excerpts published in Reformed Review and The Church Herald
- Sermon published in When AIDS Comes Home, by Mignon Zylstra
- Adjunct Instructor in Christian Theology, Northwestern College
- Pastor, American Reformed Church, Orange City
- Pastor, East Valley Reformed Church, Yakima, Washington
- Student Pastor, Bethel Reformed Church, Holland, Michigan