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September 2015

Session 5 – Christian Epistemology

Session Overview What kind of questions are Christians to be prepared to answer today? Modernists ask questions that are rational. Did Christ really rise from the grave? Is the Bible reliable? Postmodernists ask questions that are emotional. Why does God allow evil to happen? What about those who have never heard? In this session, the student should gain a greater understanding of why Postmoderns are asking the type of questions they are. Should the Christian join the moderns or postmoderns? The student will learn what the Christian view of truth should be in response to both Modernism and Postmodernism. Session Reading

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The Intolerance of Tolerance

There is no neutrality. If tolerance trades on neutrality, tolerance is in trouble.  Everyone is intolerant of someone else’s’ beliefs.  Everyone has an absolute belief in truth that causes them to be intolerant of another’s beliefs.  This is not wrong but necessary.  We should tolerate everyone but not everyone’s ideas.  There must be the freedom for everyone to speak and promote their ideas, beliefs, truths in the marketplace of ideas.  Though we should tolerate people we must agree that not all worldviews, statements of truth are equally right.  There is nothing hateful or intolerant to say that one’s view is

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Introduction To Theology #4 – Postmodern Epistemology

Session Overview Why is truth devalued in our culture today? What is Postmodernism? We live in a different world than we did just 20 years ago. People think differently today about the reality and nature of truth. Your truth is your truth, my truth is my truth-they are both right is a comon belief that we encounter in our Postmodern culture. Why are people thinking in such a manner? By the end of this session, the student should have a better understanding of the history of man’s search for truth, learning that the Postmodern view of truth (that truth is relative)

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Intro to Theology – Session 3 – Categories of Theology

Session Overview What is systematic theology? What are the common mistake that people make with regards to doing theology? How important is it that one use a theological process that is testable? This session presents the different categories in which theology is done. The student should gain a greater understanding of what systematic theology is by understanding its relation to biblical, apologetic, historic, dogmatic, and philosophical theologies. A basic understanding of the theological process is introduced. The student should leave with an understanding that biblical theology must be done with great integrity, asking what did the text mean in its

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Two e-books on Biblical Theology (On Sale)

What Is Biblical Theology?: A Guide to the Bible’s Story, Symbolism, and Pattern Author(s): James M. Hamilton Jr. Publisher: Crossway Books Price: $3.99 (Aug 30-Sept 5) Audible Deal: N/A How Do You Read the Bible? The Bible recounts a single story—one that began at creation, encompasses our lives today, and will continue till Christ’s return and beyond. In What Is Biblical Theology?, Jim Hamilton introduces us to this narrative, helping us understand the worldview of the biblical writers so that we can read the Old and New Testaments as those authors intended. Tracing the key patterns, symbols, and themes that bind the Bible together,

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Glenn Leatherman

I am first of all a disciple and follower of Jesus Christ. I affirm Evangelical Christian beliefs as well as  Gospel driven in philosophy of ministry. I am married to Ann and am raising 2 wonderful boys – Jonathan and Andrew. My purpose is to build disciplemaking disciples that are becoming fishers of men in fully displaying of God’s Glory in all things. Learn more

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