BBST 450: Character of God

Fall 2011, Dr. Erik Thoennes

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  • Introduction to the Character of God

    Dr. Erik Thoennes introduces the incredibly important theological foundation of the character of God. In his lecture, Dr. Thoennes analyzes the hymn "Guide Me O Thou Great Redeemer" in order to est...

  • Theocentrism

    from BBST 450: Character of God

    by Erik Thoennes

    34:40 — September 7, 2011


    Dr. Erik Thoennes promotes the centrality of the character of God in the life of the Christian disciple. Dr. Thoennes also unpacks the overwhelming experience of beholding the glory of God.

  • Cultural Influence on Understanding of God

    Dr. Erik Thoennes uses the popular hymn "Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing" in order to dive into an examination of the influence culture has on understanding God. Dr. Thoennes advocates a return t...

  • Godly Jealousy

    from BBST 450: Character of God

    by Erik Thoennes

    64:55 — September 21, 2011

    Godly Jealousy

    Dr. Erik Thoennes discusses the exegetical process of discovering the biblical expressions of Godly jealousy. In his lecture, Dr. Thoennes focuses on the need to diligently examine passages of Scri...

  • The Glory of God

    from BBST 450: Character of God

    by Erik Thoennes

    65:06 — September 28, 2011

    The Glory of God

    Dr. Erik Thoennes presents the glory of God as the underlying theme throughout the entire Bible. Dr. Thoennes also demonstrates how a proper understanding of the glory and excellence of God's chara...

  • If God Is for Us, Who Can Be Against Us?

    Dr. Erik Thoennes unfolds the profound reality that God acts on the behalf of his people. In light of this truth, Dr. Thoennes provides practical responses that should manifest themselves in the li...

  • The Attributes of God

    Dr. Erik Thoennes speaks on the immense impact a sound understanding of the attributes of God has on discipleship. Dr. Thoennes also suggests that the attributes of God should serve as anchors in t...

  • The Attributes of God. Part II

    Dr. Erik Thoennes examines the idea that God's ways are higher than the ways of humanity as presented in Isaiah 55. In his lecture, Dr. Thoennes discusses how this disparity should lead believers i...

  • The Wrath of God

    from BBST 450: Character of God

    by Erik Thoennes

    57:36 — November 9, 2011

    The Wrath of God

    Dr. Erik Thoennes challenges his listeners to simultaneously consider the kindness and wrath of God in unison with one another. Dr. Thoennes also lays out key principles of God's wrath and weighs t...


Student favorite Dr. Erik Thoennes passionately lectures on the character of God as revealed throughout the Bible. He examines the orthodox view of God's attributes and explores how we learn about God and the cultural influences that play a part on our understanding. Of special note is his lecture on Godly jealousy - how God vigorously pursues and loves his people - a topic on which he is an author and expert.


  • Erik Thoennes  

    • Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies
    • Chair, Biblical & Theological Studies Theology Department

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