THEOLOGY FOR LIFE
THEOLOGY FOR LIFE
EVERYONE IS A THEOLOGIAN
Theology is not some pie in the sky discipline reserved only for professors and pastors. Everyone is a theologian. Theology is what we think about God. The only question that remains is if what we think about God matches what God tells us about Himself.
Theology is immensely practical. What we believe about God shapes how we think, how we live, how go about our work, how we raise our children, etc. The goal of Theology for Life is twofold: to study scripture deeply and apply it to our lives rightly.
FALL 2019 COURSE DESCRIPTION
We all know we should be reading our Bible. In fact, some of you are feeling guilty right now that we’ve brought it up! One of the big things that holds us up is that we’re not really sure how to read the Bible. We’re here to help.
Over the course of 12 weeks, we’ll teach you everything you could possibly want to know about reading the Bible. You’ll learn the same method Pastor Ronnie uses in his sermon preparation and we’ll show you how you can use it in your life in just 15 minutes a day. This will be life changing!
1/9 – Introduction: Appreciating the Bible
1/16 – Overview of Inductive Method
1/23 – Understanding Context
1/30 – The Role of Genre in Interpretation: Part 1
2/6 – The Role of Genre in Interpretation: Part 2
2/13 – Understanding the Text: Observation
2/20 – Understanding the Text: Interpretation
2/27 – Applying the Text
3/6 – The Bible as One Grand Story
3/13 – How to Read and Apply the Old Testament
3/20 – Using External Aids
3/27 – Bible Versions & Talking with Unbelievers
THEOLOGY FOR LIFE TEACHERS
Before moving to the marketplace, David served as the Discipleship and Administration pastor at Independence Hill Baptist Church. He has also served as a Pastoral Associate in Tennessee. David earned a Master of Divinity in Practical Theology from Regent University in 2013.
Stuart is the Pastor of Discipleship at Christ Community Church. Prior to that, he served as the Director of College Ministry at Sojourn Community Church in Louisville, KY. Stuart holds a Master of Divinity with a concentration in Leadership from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Grayson is a writer and editor at Prison Fellowship and also serves as Managing Web Editor at Gospel-Centered Discipleship. Previously, he served as Pastor of Community at Mecklenburg Community Church for 5 years. Grayson earned a Master of Arts in Christian Studies from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2018.