Modern evangelical theology is flooded with conflicting viewpoints. Many of these disagreements arise between denominations, while others arise within denominations and individual churches. The apparent hopelessness of reaching theological unity has even led some Christians to deny the value of theology altogether. With so many different ideas competing for our loyalty, how are followers of Jesus to determine what to believe? And how committed should we be to specific doctrines and traditions? This FREE course is based on the lecture series, Building Your Theology, produced by Third Millennium Ministries and hosted by Dr. Vincent Bacote with contributions from a variety of professors.
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Throughout the history of the church, faithful Christians have used systematic theology to communicate the teachings of our faith. For many, it has proven to be a helpful tool for expressing ideas clearly, and for organizing them in ways that increase our understanding of Scripture. This course analyzes the steps of building systematic theology, especially the formation of technical terms, theological propositions, and doctrinal statements. It examines the legitimacy of systematic theology, the place of human logic in the process, and the dangers and benefits of this tool. This FREE course is based on the lecture series, Building Systematic Theology, produced by Third Millennium Ministries and presented by Dr. Richard L. Pratt, Jr.
Faithful Christians have always recognized the importance of progress in biblical history, especially as it relates to humanity's fall into sin and to God's redemptive work. Biblical theology is a specialized discipline that studies this progress by tracing the development of theological ideas between historical epochs. Used rightly, it is a helpful tool for interpreting and applying the Bible. This FREE course explains the meaning of biblical theology, examines the way it is developed, defends its legitimacy, and gives examples from both the Old and New Testaments of its use. It is based on the lecture series, Building Biblical Theology, produced by Third Millennium Ministries and presented by Dr. Richard L. Pratt, Jr.