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In this course, Dr. Knut Heim seeks to excite and motivate students to learn more about the Psalms in ways that will transform their lives. He will examine four very different psalms, showing students how to read varying types of psalms for all they are worth.

The class was developed in collaboration with Denver Seminary faculty.

  • Explain why it is worthwhile for Christians to study the Psalms.
  • Identify several literary devices and explain how they contribute to a psalm’s meaning.
  • Look for new and imaginative ways to read the Psalms.
  • Describe modern applications for four specific psalms: Psalm 23, Psalm 103, Psalm 72, and Psalm 137.
  • Helped my understanding of the Psalms.

    — Russell, United States (US)
  • Gave me a better understanding of where Psalms came from and how to interpret poetry.

    — Lisa, Virgin Islands (US)
  • Enjoyed the studies

    — George, United States (US)
  • Great understanding of difficult psalms. Helpful in hope and encourages.

    — Michelle, United States (US)
  • The course has been very informative and helpful in my understanding of the book of Psalms. It has also provided me with a good framework…

    — Mizuho, Japan
  • While I enjoyed looking closely at all of the included Psalms, I particularly appreciated the inclusion of Psalm 137 at the end.

    — Larissa, United States (US)
  • Very good

    — Manaini, New Zealand
  • Each course was the right length in time. Great speaker!

    — Dayton, United States (US)
  • I learned many things about how personification is used in the Psalms. Knowing this helped me to better understand the true message that was coming…

    — Pamela, United States (US)
  • Keep up the fantastic work! 🙂

    — Walter, United States (US)
  • The lectures were interesting, educational and can be applied to life today. I learned many facts about the psalms and their authors that I wasn’t…

    — Penny, United States (US)
  • Boring and irrelevant. It was just the instructor’s opinion, I would have liked ideas on how to interpret/study the Psalms myself, not have it told…

    — Jo ann, United States (US)
  • Great course with excellent insights.

    — NIBU, United Kingdom (UK)
  • An excellent course!

    — Russell, United Kingdom (UK)
  • Praise God for wonderful preachers who love the Word of God and love to teach it to others, such as this lecturer.

    — Pamela, United States (US)
  • Dr Heim did an excellent job in engaging me as a student and building excitement for the topic of the Psalms. He demonstrated fresh ideas…

    — Donna, Canada
  • The course helped me to learn how to better study the Psalms. I enjoyed it. This has inspired me to study the Psalms more when…

    — Evon, United States (US)
  • Good course. I wish that more pslams could be covered because they form an essentila part of the Christian faith.

    — Peter, United States (US)
  • intelligent and informative

    — Craig, United States (US)
  • It was edifying. The lesson adds perspective on the psalter to me.

    — Solus, United States (US)
  • In the first lesson Dr. Heim gives the following: from the Roman Catholic Spanish theologian Luis Alonso Schokel, “What has been written with imagination, must…

    — Horace, United States (US)
  • Going to view Psalms with a new eye due to this course.

    — David, United States (US)
  • Dr. Heim was very clear and concise, and I appreciated his ability to proclaim the truth. An excellent teacher! I really enjoyed this session on…

    — Jeurgen, United States (US)
  • The course helped me to understand the Psalms better so I can go forward and read them now.

    — Patti, United States (US)
  • I enjoyed it as it was helpful while being brief. I think that there’s plenty of room for more study but this was a good…

    — Steve, United States (US)
  • I am extremely grateful for this brief introduction to reading the Psalms. My enthusiasm has been fired up to spend regular time applying what I…

    — Stephen, United States (US)
  • Good course

    — Ian, United States (US)
  • I am beyond satisfied and have learned so much from this.

    — Lauren, United States (US)
Basic Level
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Class Details

  • 5 Lessons
  • 16 Activities
  • 6 Assessments
  • 12 Min Average
  • 2 Hrs Minimum
  • .3 CEUs
  • Class Award

Knut Heim, PhD