The Knowability of God

From BBST 251: Theology I

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 the appropriate manifestation of Biblical love.

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  • Erik Thoennes  

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

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  • 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.

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    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...

  • 4. Moralistic Therapeutic Deism

    by Erik Thoennes

    66:13 — February 15, 2011

    Moralistic Therapeutic Deism

    Dr. Erik Thoennes defines the popular belief of Moralistic Therapeutic Deism and shows how it is refuted by good theological practices. He prompts his students to engage culture and evangelism with...

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Post a Comment 3 comments from 3 people
    • Abigail
    • about 1 year ago

    Thank you for making these videos free online. This class is already changing my point of view on things and making me understand why I believe what I believe and encouraging me to GO deeper. I believe that theology can be fun and exciting for your life and I love seeing him teach with passion so that students, like myself, can understand what he is talking about.
    Thank you again for making this available to the public. GREATLY needed!

    • Amanda Umber
    • over 1 year ago

    I am just getting into these Theology I lectures and already I feel like my head and heart are about to burst! This is so wonderful and I am so grateful to Biola for posting these free videos and other resources. I am sharing these on Facebook and encouraging my family and friends to check them out because they are so great! It is a bit disappointing, however, that a class on Theology would be necessary - shouldn't this be what churches teach every Sunday? As I'm listening to these lectures, I find myself wishing that my Sunday morning worship services were more like this and less like "8 simple steps to a better marriage/family/life." It is disheartening that so many churches have taken the shallow approach Dr. Thoennes talked about, rather than diving into the riches of scripture and the knowledge of God. God bless Biola and its professors and students!

    • keith Duhart
    • about 4 years ago

    I viewed all the video on theology through once.Then i ordered a copy of Grudems Systematic theology. Now i am reviewing them. I 'm a lay leader in a small church in central Utah. I've only just now (at 55) seen the need to be well grounded in the word.
    I've only just now developed a desire for the folks in my church to have a good foundation in Christ. Thanks for the free vids and the challenge to be a good student.
    I have 4 kids and a full time job being a director at a homeless shelter. I get up early to study because it's the only time the house is quiet. So as you read this please pray that we 'get it'.
    stay faithful
    Keith

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