Introduction, Part 1

From BBST 251: Theology I

Dr. Erik Thoennes introduces his class to the importance of theology using the hymn, "Be Thou My Vision." He continues by relating the personal loves and hates of students to the character of God.

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Authors

  • Erik Thoennes  

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

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    1. Introduction, Part 1

    by Erik Thoennes

    53:41 — February 1, 2011

    Introduction, Part 1

    Dr. Erik Thoennes introduces his class to the importance of theology using the hymn, "Be Thou My Vision." He continues by relating the personal loves and hates of students to the character of God.

  • 2. Introduction, Part 2

    by Erik Thoennes

    57:57 — February 3, 2011

    Introduction, Part 2

    Dr. Erik Thoennes walks his class through the course syllabus and explains the significance of the course material. He places particular emphasis on the value of honoring God with proactive studying.

  • 3. The Knowability of God

    by Erik Thoennes

    68:08 — February 10, 2011

    The Knowability of God

    After acknowledging the vast incomprehensibility of God, Dr. Erik Thoennes explains the value of knowing God. He argues why knowledge must move Christians to action and explains that theology is th...

Comments on this Resource

Post a Comment 4 comments from 4 people
    • David Pike
    • 11 months ago

    @David Bedford. God can hate, its scriptural. See Proverbs 6:16-19. Its a part of God's jealousy, which is very much an attribute of God.

    • David Bedford
    • over 1 year ago

    The term "God hates" disturbs me greatly. God is Love, and to project our human frailty upon Him is objectionable. Yes we can hate things, that is our nature if you accept that term, but I will not convey my shortcomings to my Lord. My Lord is perfect. Hate does not enter perfection.

    • Karla
    • over 1 year ago

    This video is an eye opener. Awesome Professor who truly cares about his students. I have been considering Biola, and witnessing what a class would be like is great for my decision. Thank You!

    • David
    • over 2 years ago

    WOW. Thats incredible. For the first time i have seen a professor of BIBLE in such a reputed university kneeling down and bowing the head in prayer. That speaks volumes to me about the committment this system gives for GOD. certainly the students who are join are lucky to be educated and mentors under such humble professors.

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