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What is Theology?

June 3, 2015 Speaker: Series: Systematic Theology Class 2015

Topic: Systematic Theology

This is the first session of our summer Systematic Theology class. Executive Pastor Curtis Froisland covers "What Is Theology?" and "What is the Bible?"

Here are the accompanying notes and files:

1. Class Syllabus
2. List of Old Testament verses pointing to Jesus
3. Systematic Theology Class #1 Notes, part 1
4. Systematic Theology Class #1 Notes, part 2


Hello Friends!

First, let me again say thank you for being a part of our Theology class! I really do hope it turns out to be an experience that helps you draw closer to Christ through growing in "grace and knowledge."

This week we covered "What Is Theology?" and "What is the Bible?" These are foundational issues that will serve us as we move ahead with the class. Please take a look again at the syllabus and the two handouts, and do let me know if you have any questions.

Read Ch. 1-3 in Christian Beliefs (What is the Bible?, What is God like?, and What is the Trinity?)
Check out the comparison of the Great Isaiah Scroll with the text we use for translation (variants are in italics--the majority are minor grammatical or vocabulary). Tremendous correspondance.

Materials (see links above):

  • Syllabus
  • Session 1
  • Session 2
  • Christ In Old Testament Verses attached (I couldn't find the exact one I was looking for, but this will take you some ways).

Just For Fun:

Philo's Allegory of Sarah & Hagar from JB Lightfoot, Galatians

To melt your brain go to the link below, and scroll to Section 2.3 paragraph five beginning "A more careful look at Anselm's reply..."

The Ontological Argument by St. Anselm

More in Systematic Theology Class 2015

August 26, 2015

"What is Heaven?" and Q & A

August 19, 2015

"What Will Happen When Christ Returns?" and "What Is The Final Judgment?"

August 12, 2015

The Holy Spirit