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 Hipster Christianity
by Brett McCracken, Erik Thoennes, Craig J Hazen, Matt Jenson, and Stan Jantz
October 26, 2010
A star-studded discussion panel offers their thoughts on Brett McCracken's "Hipster Christianity." They discuss the benefits and shortfalls of "cool Christianity" as well as the role it might play ...
from BBST 251: Theology I
March 3, 2011
Dr. Erik Thoennes explains the Biblical evidence and significance of the Trinity, beginning by showing evidence in the Old Testament and continuing into the New Testament. He goes on to emphasize t...
from The Good Book Blog
August 12, 2011
y favorite question to ask Christians is how they came to trust in Christ. The answers I've heard testify to the diverse experiences God uses to bring people into a relationship with himself. Most ...
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 Center for Christian Thought Studio Interviews
by James K.A. Smith, Betsy A Barber, and Todd Pickett
March 28, 2014
Much of modern Christian worship cuts out human embodied life, reducing worship to information (beliefs, doctrines, or propositional truths), rather than something for the whole person, both intell...
from Undergraduate Chapel: Fall 2009
September 4, 2009
Dr. Joanne Jung continues with the "Pursuing What Really Matters" series with a message titled "Burgers, Wal-Mart and the Gap". Dr. Jung speaks from Philippians 1:9-11 and on how once believers rea...
by Kenneth C Way
September 18, 2011
It's a simple concept: God is our Rescuer, and we are to be imitators of God (Eph 5:1). Therefore, we should be rescuers of others.
God is the Rescuer par excellence. This revelation is presently...