It is part of human nature to ask questions. Certainly, for the growing Christian, many questions come to mind: Is there any basis for the Bible being God’s revelation to us? Why does God seem to be a Judge in the Old Testament and a God of love in the New Testament? The answers to these question lie within the field of systematic theology. This topical approach to understanding Bible truths seeks to carefully look at verses in context and compare them with other relevant passages. While doing so, systematic theologians seek to keep in mind the continuity of God’s big picture of redemption. The thinking Christian will be greatly enriched by this examination of the Word of God.
Does the word doctrine intimidate you? How would you define doctrine? Doctrine is defined as biblical truths that are taught, believed, and practiced. When you understand the term, it can both encourage and empower you. In Theology Basics you will study the central doctrines of the Bible and how they fit into God’s plan for your redemption and for His glory.…View
Since His ascension, Christians have asked questions about Jesus. What was His nature? What role did He play in creation? For whom did He die? In this course, Dr. C. Fred Dickason takes learners through an indepth study of Christ in an attempt to understand His person, nature, teachings and work. Known as Christology, the study of Christ brings learners…View
Faithful Christians have always recognized the importance of the progress of biblical history, especially as it relates to humanity’s fall into sin and to God’s redemptive work. The discipline of biblical theology arose as a means to study this progress in responsible ways. Much like systematic theology, biblical theology organizes theological ideas in ways that increase our understanding of Scripture. But whereas…View
Soteriology means different things to different people. Buddhism views salvation as a death of desire. Hinduism sees salvation as an end to samsara. Muslims surrender themselves as they repent and atone for their sins while Sikhism looks to one's personal meditation and discipline to achieve union with God. But what about Christianity? What does the Bible teach about salvation. In…View
Does theology sometimes seem complicated, dry and abstract to you? It shouldn't be that way, if it is done properly. This course will help you learn to build your theology on the certain foundation of the Scriptures, but also with pathos and practical application. As an introduction to theology, this course teaches the purpose and importance of doing theology, the…View
Many of us have read systematic theology, but we seldom consider the process behind its development. This course analyzes the steps of building systematic theology, especially the formation of technical terms, theological propositions, and doctrinal statements. It examines the legitimacy of systematic theology, the place of human logic in the process, and the dangers and benefits of this tool. It…View
There are many denominations, divisions and theological disputes in the modern church. But despite these types of disunity, there is a common core of belief that all faithful Christians have affirmed throughout history. And for almost two millennia, this core of belief has been summarized in the Apostles’ Creed. This course explains the history and use of the Apostles’ Creed,…View
Theology can be intimidating for beginners. Many students have been overwhelmed by the diversity of opinions and sheer volume of information to comprehend. If they are to succeed in theological studies they must first establish a foundation of concepts and terminology on which to build their theological framework. In this course, Dr. Frame covers the essentials of all major areas…View
This course is designed to introduce you to the basic doctrines of the Christian faith. The teaching method is systematic, but it locates each topic within Scripture and with reference to formative historical concerns. The course assumes that you have some basic familiarity with the Bible.
The course recognizes that the discipline of theology itself is not well understood, and…View
For good or for bad, philosophy has played a pivotal role in the development of theology and culture. In this course, learners examine the major trends in contemporary theological thought in light of their philosophical contexts. The course begins with a review of the major developments in Western thought prior to Hegel, and then explores the theologies of Hegel, Kierkegaard,…View