Introduction to Theology – Starts on Wednesday, MARCH 25th, at 7 pm in Room 114
This 10-session course is a theological studies methods course. Its primary purpose is to teach you skills for developing a Christian mind, by helping you construct a solid foundation for thinking through life’s most important issues. Why be concerned with theology? What is truth? Is there such a thing? Can we be certain that our truth is the right truth? What is the Christian view of truth? How do we respond to a culture that devalues truth? Does God still communicate through direct encounters today? How certain are you about your beliefs? What is the essential difference in Roman Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy, and Protestantism? Why are there so many Protestant denominations?
This is the first of six courses in The Theology Program. TTP is a 60-week intense theological studies program, designed for busy people who may never go to seminary but who want deep theological training. While there are many great subjects, biblical and spiritual, that Christians can and need to study, our focus is on six specific courses of systematic theology (10 weeks each). Our desire is to teach people how to think by opening their minds to diverse views, learning from history, wrestling with difficult issues, and graciously engaging an increasingly relativistic and postmodern world.
This course can be taken at two levels: Certificate or self-study. Self-study students take the course for enrichment only. Homework is not required, although doing homework will obviously enrich your learning from the course. Certificate students take the course for a grade to receive a certificate that can be applied towards the TTP diploma. You must pay the tuition, attend or view all ten sessions, and complete enough of the homework to receive a passing grade.