Course Description

Basic Doctrine is a study of the most important beliefs of Christianity. The purpose of this course is to set a solid foundation for sound Christian thinking. This course provides not only a foundation, but a framework for thinking; about God, his purposes and our lives. It's the basis of our values, beliefs and life's decisions. You cannot enjoy a meaningful Christian life without understanding at least some of the fundamental beliefs of the faith. This challenging class provides a concise and systematic understanding of the importance of those beliefs.


Ken Malmin, Professor of Theology

Ken serves as the Dean of PBC as well as fulfilling the role of a full-time professor.

Ken came to Portland Bible College from Oral Roberts University in 1971. After graduating from PBC in 1973 he began teaching that same year and has been a vital part of the college ever since. He became the Dean in 1986. He often refers to his long tenure with "I'm addicted to college students."

Ken is from a family of ministers, his father and grandfathers also being in the ministry. He also serves as an executive pastor and elder Mannahouse and is on the Apostolic Leadership Team of Ministers' Fellowship International (MFI).

Ken has co-authored five textbooks, which are used in the classroom at PBC and around the world. He is known for his ability to illuminate scripture and doctrine with precision while at the same time making it personally applicable.

Ken and  his wife Glenda are like dad and mom to the PBC campus enjoying the opportunity to be personally involved in the lives of many of the students. They also have two adult children that are both married and are also blessed with 5 grandchildren.

Course Outline

This course includes Student Notes and 34 Lectures.

  • 1

    Course Introduction

    • Course Introduction

  • 2


    • Student Notes L01-03

    • L01 - Introduction [Th103]

    • L02 - Introduction [Th103]

    • L03 - Introduction [Th103]

  • 3

    Doctrine of Revelation

    • Student Notes L04-06

    • L04 - Revelation [Th103]

    • L05 - Revelation [Th103]

    • L06 - Revelation [Th103]

  • 4

    Doctrine of Inspiration

  • 5

    Doctrine of God

    • Student Notes L11-16

    • L11 - God [Th103]

    • L12 - God [Th103]

    • L13 - God [Th103]

    • L14 - God [Th103]

    • L15 - God [Th103]

    • L16 - God [Th103]

  • 6

    Doctrine of Holy Spirit

    • Student Notes L17-18

    • L17 - Holy Spirit [Th103]

    • L18 - Holy Spirit [Th103]

  • 7

    Doctrine of Angels

    • Student Notes L19-21

    • L19 - Angels [Th103]

    • L20 - Angels [Th103]

    • L21 - Angels [Th103]

  • 8

    Doctrine of Satan and Demonology

    • Student Notes L22-26

    • L22 - Satan and Demonology [Th103]

    • L23 - Satan and Demonology [Th103]

    • L24 - Satan and Demonology [Th103]

    • L25 - Satan and Demonology [Th103]

    • L26 - Satan and Demonology [Th103]

  • 9

    Doctrine of Man

    • Student Notes L27-29

    • L27 - Man [Th103]

    • L28 - Man [Th103]

    • L29 - Man [Th103]

  • 10

    Doctrine of Sin

    • Student Notes L30-34

    • L30 - Sin [Th103]

    • L31 - Sin [Th103]

    • L32 - Sin [Th103]

    • L33 - Sin [Th103]

    • L34 - Sin [Th103]