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.
by Erik Thoennes
February 3, 2011
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.
February 10, 2011
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...
February 15, 2011
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...
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!
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!
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'.
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from BBST 251: Theology I
November 9, 2010
After reviewing a popular perspective on Jesus as relayed through Oprah Winfrey, Dr. Erik Thoennes takes his class through several key passages to determine what the Bible truly says about Christ. ...
from BBST 450: Character of God
September 28, 2011
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...
February 17, 2011
Dr. Erik Thoennes teaches a step-by-step approach to achieving good theology. He explains the progressive processes of textual criticism, exegesis, and Biblical theology as they ultimately lead to ...
from BBST 103: Biblical Interpretation & Spiritual Formation
by Joanne J. Jung
February 7, 2011
Biblical Studies professor Dr. Joanne Jung lays out seven major blessings associated with progressive sanctification. Dr. Jung also dissects the nature of a belief and challenges her students to an...
February 14, 2011
Dr. Joanne Jung examines the confronting problem of Biblical illiteracy in modern times and its detriment to the Christian faith. Offering a means to combat this problem, Dr. Jung emphasizes the co...
February 16, 2011
Dr. Joanne Jung confronts the "sanctification gap" that often exists between the knowledge of the mind and the longings of the heart. By using the Parable of the Sower, Dr. Jung demonstrates the ne...
from Commencement Addresses
by Andy Bales
December 17, 2010
At the Fall 2010 Commencement Ceremonies, CEO of Union Rescue Mission and Biola alum Reverend Andy Bales charges students with a call to impact a hardened world. Bales tells his own story of Los A...
from Talbot Chapel: Spring 2012
by Thomas J Sappington
February 14, 2012
Dr. Sappington reminds us that our concept of the Western world as the epicenter of Christian missionary activity and church growth must change to accommodate the rapid growth taking place in these...
February 21, 2012
Dr. Sappington emphasizes the fact that to address the changing landscape of the modern-day church, Western evangelicals must humbly realize what we do not know about the issues facing non-Western ...