There are four main streams:
1. Bible (overview) Theology
King; Kingdom; - People, Place and Rule = Blessing.
2. Systematic Theology
What does the Bible have to say on a particular doctrine.
3. Practical (Christian living & leadership) Theology
The application of theological truth to all of life – our participation with God in the work of bringing the revelation of Christ to the Church and to the world.
4. Church History
An awareness of our Church History from the days of the Apostles to the Modern day.
Christian theology is a matter of getting to know the God of the Bible better, and the truth is, He is wonderful. That’s why theology is so exciting!
It’s about knowing this God; the God who is, from all eternity, a Father loving his Son by his Spirit, the God who has revealed himself to us in the Scriptures, the God who has himself come to us in Jesus Christ and displayed his unimaginably great love for us on the cross.
Christian theology is transformative: as we dive deeper into knowing the true and living God, he grips not only our minds, but our hearts too – how could knowing him more not lead us to love him more, since he is lovely?!
And then theology becomes very practical: as Jesus taught, when we love him, we will obey his commands (John 14:15). Eight modules from September to April.
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One of the books we will be using in our Bible Overview is God’s Big Picture - by Vaughn Roberts.
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In this excellent overview, Vaughan Roberts paints the big picture, showing how the different parts of the Bible fit together under the theme of the kingdom of God. He offers us tools to read it with confidence, enthusiasm and understanding. Vaughan points us to the Bible’s supreme subject, Jesus Christ, and the salvation God offers through him.
We will have a number of recommended books for you to read further on each of the subjects we will cover.
Course tutors - Adam Broughton and Norman Brown.