Lancelot Andrewes Institute

“Have mercy on me, Lord, for I am weak; remember, Lord, how short my time is; remember that I am but flesh, a wind that passeth away, and cometh not again. My days are as grass, as a flower of the field; for the wind goeth over me, and I am gone, and my place shall know me no more.”

Lancelot Andrewes

The Story

In the early 2000’s I had the opportunity to attend Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, PA for my M.A.R. It was easily the most difficult academic work I have ever done, maybe because I wasn’t a great student and maybe because WTS was a truly brutal academic crucible. Maybe a bit of both.

While I was there I had a fellow student who was studying for his M.Div. His name was Tim Black. Tim was a hero and remains to be. Tim would bring his laptop, a full keyboard to plug into his laptop, and sit near the back. Then as class began he would start to type up a storm. The result was an incredible set of notes, almost at the level of a stenographer.

Word got around that Tim had excellent notes and what is more, he would give them to you if you asked. When I heard this great news I went to ask him for his notes. Without a question he said that he would give them to me if I had a CD to burn them on. I did and from that day I had notes that were a huge help to me in classes I had not yet taken and ones I had already taken.

So for the last 19 or so years I have been carrying these notes around and I thought it good to share them with you in your theological journey.

I have 20 or so classes that I would like to share and I have chosen 5 classes for this semester: August – November, 2022. I have made minor spelling changes and formatting changes. Keep in mind that these are only notes and that often there were books to be read, quizzes to be taken, papers to write, and exams to overcome.

On that point, I can provide exams if you would like to test your knowledge of the notes and the overall topic(s) of the classes. You can email us at if you would like to take the exams and have them scored by us. In short, this will give you a taste of the material presented in class and something of the cognitive expectations placed on a seminary student while working a full-time job, raising a family, paying the bills, etc.

As far as approaching the work, if you read ~3 pages per class per week you will get through all of the notes in under 16 weeks. If you would like to have a discussion on these classes you can go to our Facebook page and start a discussion there.

Again, if you have any questions you can reach us at:

Fall 2022 Courses

New Testament

NT 111 – New Testament Introduction

Professor Steve Taylor

Old Testament

OT 113 – Old Testament Introduction

Professor Pete Enns

Practical Theology

CH 672/872 – The Theology of John Owen

Professor Carl Trueman

Systematic Theology

ST 101 – Introduction to Systematic Theology

Professor Richard Gaffin Jr.

Church History

CH 211 – Ancient Church

Professor Frank Barker