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Welcome to Faith Academy School of the Spirit


Mission:  Sharing our Faith with Accuracy and Excellence. 

Vision:  “He did this to prepare all God's people for the work of Christian service, in order to build up the body of Christ” (Ephesians 4:12, GNT).


Dr. T.L. Burden guides students toward a thorough grasp of the Apostle Paul's heart and mind. Students will have a thorough knowledge of the Apostle Paul's background, gain an understanding of how and why Paul wrote the things he wrote, and be able to explain why Paul's writing and thinking are so important for today's society.

Pauline Theology

Course Code: FA-101
Type: Credit Based
Duration: 12 Weeks - March 6 - May 29

Course Description:
The Pauline Theology course is a journey through the letters of the great Apostle Paul. In this course, students explore each of the 13 letters of the Apostle Paul in detail as they discover the mindset of the Apostle and his “why” of each letter. Students will examine the “why of each letter so as to better understand the message of the “what” the Apostle Paul desired to portray. 
Course Materials: The Bible

This course requires the use of a Bible. Students should use one of the following versions: the English Standard Version (ESV), the New International Version (NIV), or the New American Standard Bible (NASB). Each of these versions is available in print and also for free at

Students might also find it helpful to choose a study Bible such as the Message Bible or the J.B. Phillips Bible in order to take advantage of the depth of expressions.

FA-101 Course Guide

Description:  The course guide contains content and instructional information designed to assist   students in the effective depth of exploration of presentation of course materials.

Objectives:  Evaluate each of the 13 letters of the Apostle Paul and the sources of knowledge that each emphasizes. 
Reflect on each of the letters as it pertains to current Christian views as well as church organization and growth. 
Gain a deeper understanding of the mind of the Apostle Paul as each letter describes the condition and status of the Apostle and his state of mind. 


  “Give, and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measure—pressed down, shaken together, and running over [with no space left for more]. For with the standard of measurement you use [when you do good to others], it will be measured to you in return.” (Luke: 6:38, AMP)