A Guide to Christian Theology
About this Class
Understand the core topics of systematic theology, from what we know about God to the future state of humankind. Special emphasis is given to such topics as Christ, salvation, the church, and the future.
Introduction to Systematic Theology
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.
Scripture - Part 1
Know why the inspiration and inerrancy of Scripture is foundational to an overall understanding of the Bible.
Scripture - Part 2
Learn how to deal with ambiguous passages in the Bible, why the Bible is silent on many issues, and whether God still speaks today.
Names of God
Discover the names of God, their meanings, and their significance.
Characteristics of God - Part 1
Learn about the characteristics of God, including his compassion, grace, patience, love, faithfulness, forgiveness, justice, jealousy, and holiness.
Characteristics of God - Part 2
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.
Freedom, Sovereignty, and Election
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.
Providence - Part 1
Discussion on the three views of providence.
Providence - Part 2
A continued discussion on providence, emphasizing that God is faithful to his promises.
An overview of the doctrine of humankind, including their origin, the biblical definition of spirit and soul, and the relationship between body and spirit.
Image of God
A biblical definition of image of God.
Sin - Part 1
An overview of sin, including its origin and essence.
Sin - Part 2
A continued discussion on sin, including its consequences and degrees.
Christology - Part 1
An overview of the deity and humanity of Christ.
Christology - Part 2
A continued overview of the deity and humanity of Christ.
Life of Jesus
An overview of the life of Christ.
The Holy Spirit – Part 1
An overview of the Holy Spirit, including the role of the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit - Part 2
A continued overview of the Holy Spirit, including what it means to be filled with Holy Spirit.
An overview of spiritual gifts, with emphasis on prophecy and tongues.
An overview of salvation and how people come into a relationship with God.
An overview of grace.
Conversion, Regeneration, and Justification
An overview of conversion, regeneration, and justification.
An overview of sanctification.
Perseverance and Security
An overview of perseverance and security.
Church - Part 1
An overview of the church, including its definition, the priesthood of all believers, and the role of church in culture.
Church - Part 2
A continued overview of the church, including denominations and church government.
Church - Part 3
An overview of church polity, or simply how things get done in the church.
An overview of baptism.
An overview of communion, including the three views on the elements and various church traditions surrounding its administration.
An overview of death, including what happens after death and the prospect of future rewards.
An overview of God’s kingdom, including its present and future state.
An overview of the views on the Tribulation and the Millennium.
An overview of the eternal state, including the final judgment, hell, and the new heaven and earth.
An Encouragement to Church Leaders
A brief encouragement to church leaders.
Further Thoughts on the Bible
A further discussion on the Bible, including translations, its authority, prophecy, and canon.