A Guide to Christian Theology
An overview of what we believe, designed specifically for Christians wanting to learn.
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About this Class
Introduction to the core topics of systematic theology.
Note: The Creation lecture has no sound after 20:37. We are working on getting it fixed.
There are two approaches to systematic theology: the deductive approach and the inductive appearoch. Find out how these two approaches differ and you need to understand each one.
We serve a personal God who speaks, telling us about himself and ourselves and the world around us. There are two types of ways that God reveals himself: general revelation and special revelation. In this lecture, you'lll discover what God says about himself through creation and your conscience.
Special revelation is a combination of the life of God revealed in his works and the words of God that tells us the significance and meaning of those acts. Discover how God reveals himself through special revelation and what we can know about him.
Know why the inspiration and inerrancy of Scripture is foundational to an overall understanding of the Bible.
Learn how to deal with ambiguous passages in the Bible, why the Bible is silent on many issues, and whether God still speaks today.
Discover the names of God, their meanings, and their significance.
Learn about the characteristics of God, including his compassion, grace, patience, love, faithfulness, forgiveness, justice, jealousy, and holiness.
Learn about the characteristics of God, including his constancy, his omniscience, and his omnipotence.
Understand what it means that God is three persons, but still one God.
Learn about some key terms in systematic theology, including freedom, sovereignty, and election.
Understand both Armenian and Calvinist perspectives on the doctrine of election.
Understand the difference between naturalism and creationism, and know the four approaches to Genesis.