Focuses on what theologians have often called God’s incommunicable attributes, how gloriously unlike his creation God is
Examines what theologians commonly call God’s communicable attributes, the ways that God and his creation are similar.
Explores how evangelical systematic theologians have approached the plan of God and the works by which he accomplishes his plan.
Explores the literary character of the Gospels, their status in the Church, and their unity and variety.
Matthew wrote the first gospel to explain that Jesus was the king of Jews that brought the kingdom of heaven, even though Jesus didn’t arrive in the way people expected.
The persecution of Christians was on Mark’s mind as he wrote the second Gospel. Mark told the story of Jesus’ life in ways that strengthened the faith of early Christians and encouraged them to persevere through suffering.
Luke described Jesus Christ as the one who saves. Humanity is lost and desperate, without help or hope, in need of salvation. The third gospel reminds us that Jesus died to save us.
John wrote the fourth gospel to assure persecuted Jewish believers that Jesus was the fulfillment of God’s ancient promises to the Jews that Jesus really is the Christ, the Son of God. John wanted to make sure that they would remain faithful to Jesus and enjoy abundant life in him.
Islamic critics of Christianity regularly criticise Christians for apparently deviating from this emphasis upon the unity of God (often referred to by the Arabic word tawhid) through the doctrine of the Trinity. This doctrine is argued to be a late invention, which distorts the idea of the unity of God, and ends up teaching that there are three gods.
Examines why it’s important to devote ourselves to the careful, in-depth study of New Testament theology.
Points out one of the most prominent teachings of the New Testament: the kingdom of God.
Explores how New Testament authors relied on the concept of the new covenant to shape some of their most significant theological perspectives.
Explores a proper understanding of the Bible’s theology of the Kingdom of God by providing the most comprehensive outlook on the Old Testament.
Explores how God governed his kingdom through a series of covenants that he established in Old Testament history.
Explores how the Old Testament canon presents specific guidance by examining the Old Testament as mirror, window and picture.
This lesson focuses on a basic orientation toward biblical theology, the development of biblical theology through the centuries, and the interconnections between history and revelation.
This lesson on synchronic synthesis of the Old Testament touches on three main issues: a basic orientation about what “synchronic synthesis” is; the ways Old Testament passages convey the historical information used in synchronic synthesis; and the synthetic theological structures discovered through synchronic syntheses of the Old Testament historical information.
Diachronic development is the ways theological structures grew or developed over time. This lesson provides a basic orientation toward diachronic development, explores how epochal developments took place between major historical periods or epochs, and looks at how specific topics developed over time in the Old Testament.
There are many similarities between the ways biblical theology approaches both Testaments, but there are also significant differences. This lesson focuses on: an orientation toward New Testament biblical theology, the development of the Bible’s teaching about eschatology, or the last days (a crucial issue in New Testament biblical theology), and how biblical theologians have approached New Testament eschatology itself.
Compares New Testament theology with systematic theology, surveys historical developments, and explores the values and dangers of systematic theology.
Begins with a general orientation toward technical terms, explores the formation of technical terms as well as the values and dangers of technical terms.
Begins with a general orientation, explains the formation of propositions as well as the values and dangers of propositions.
Begins with a general orientation, explains the formation of doctrines as well as the values and dangers of doctrines.
Explores typical definitions, and describes and evaluates the perspectives of these definitions.
Defines what Christian theology is, explores the theological traditions that gave shape to Christian theology, and outlines the basic tenets of Reformed theology.
Explores what the Scriptures teach about revelation, the dynamics of understanding revelation, and how to develop confidence in theological conclusions.
Summarizes the outlooks on theological authority in the Medieval Roman Catholic Church, the early Protestant church and in contemporary Protestantism.
This discussion of salvation addresses the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the nature of everlasting life.
This lesson looks at the divine sanction of the church, and at the facts that the church is holy, catholic or universal, and a communion.
This lesson talks about the Holy Spirit’s divinity, his full membership in the Godhead. It considers his personhood, noting that the Holy Spirit is a true person and not simply a divine force. And it explores the work that the Holy Spirit did in the past, and that he continues to do today.