Gospel, Salvation, and Other Religions
About this Class
With Todd Miles, Ph.D. Western Christianity’s interaction with world religions used to be, for the most part, overseas. Today, “religious others” often live next door. At a changing time when one public prayer spoken during the 2009 U.S. presidential inauguration festivities was addressed to “O god of our many understandings,” the evangelical Christian church should do more than simply dismiss non-Christian religions as pagan without argument or comment. The Church needs a theology of religions that is Christ-honoring, biblically faithful, intellectually satisfying, compassionate, and that will encourage Spirit-powered mission.
Lecture 1 - Theology of Religions
Lecture 2 - Exclusivity of Christ
Lecture 3 - Christ as the Center of Scripture
Lecture 4 - The Old Testament and Religions
Lecture 5 - Are There Many Gods?
Lecture 6 - The New Testament and Religions
Lecture 7 - Universalism
Lecture 8 - Pluralism
Lecture 9 - Inclusivism
Lecture 10 - The Holy Spirit in the Old Testament
Lecture 11 - The Holy Spirit in the New Testament
Lecture 12 - Critical Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
Who are the programs intended for?
The Foundations program is intended for everyone, regardless of biblical knowledge. The Academy program is intended for those who would like more advanced studies. And the Institute program is intended for those who want to study seminary-level classes.
Do I need to take the classes in a specific order?
In the Foundations and Academy programs, we recommend taking the classes in the order presented, as each subsequent class will build on material from previous classes. In the Institute program, the first 11 classes are foundational. Beginning with Psalms, the classes are on specific books of the Bible or various topics.
Do you offer transfer credit for completing a certificate program?
At this time, we offer certificates only for the classes on the Certificates page. While we do not offer transfer credit for completing a certificate program, you will be better equipped to study the Bible and apply its teachings to your life.