Genesis is the book of beginnings. The central themes of the creation of the world as well as the beginnings of the people of Israel are found here. It is clear within Genesis that the “story of beginnings” (Genesis 1-11) and the “History of the Patriarchs” (Genesis 12-50) are distinct from each other, but at the same time they are woven together. These two portions make up and demonstrate the continuity of the redemption history of God. The themes of Genesis include the creation of the world, the entrance of sin and evil into the human story and the roots of God’s deliverance from it, the self-revelation of the personal God, Yahweh, and the origin of the people of God. Every central theme of the Bible finds its origin here. The delivery of this course includes lectures, presentations by students, and directed discussion events.
Genesis is the book of beginnings. The central themes of the creation of the world as well as the beginnings of the people of Israel are found here.
|TIME COMMITMENT||6 HOURS PER WEEK|
|DURATION||8 WEEKS + RESEARCH|
|VIDEO TRANSCRIPT||AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH|
|TOTAL TIME||80 HOURS IN TOTAL INCL. LECTURE AND RESEARCH|
It is widely misunderstood that the Old Testament books of the biblical prophets have primarily to do with forecasting the future.
Church History II
This course covers Church History from the Protestant Reformation to the current time, based on selected events and developments. The course will follow the path of the Reformation from the European Continent to England and Scotland, and continue with the development of Protestant traditions in North America.
Faith and Reason
Some theologians consider reason to be the natural ally of faith, while others think that reason is a tool of the devil. The reality is that humans are equipped with reason in the human tendency is to employ that reason.
The foundation of good leadership is the reality that a leader needs to manage or lead him or herself. How well one practices self-management often defines the extent to which one is able to lead a group or organization.
Romans and Galatians
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Hebrew is the language of the Old Testament. Basic Hebrew skills are therefore important for in-depth theological training, and will be provided in this course.