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 2018 COURSE DESCRIPTION
While the Bible is an ancient document, it contains timeless truths that are perpetually relevant. Paul reminds Timothy that, “All Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.” One of the most important skills a Christian can have is the ability to apply the Word of God to the world around us. We should be able to answer questions like, “how should Christians think about this?” and “what does the Bible say about this issue?” for any number of cultural issues that may arise.
The goal of this session of Theology for Life is, in a nutshell, to teach us how to think like Christians. We will use cultural hot-button issues as launching pads for a discussion on how to approach various topics. Many of the topics we’ll approach don’t have a right or wrong answer to them. That’s ok. Instead of teaching you what to think about these topics, we want to teach you how to think about them.
Week 1: Engaging Culture as a Christian
Week 2: Human Sexuality Part 1 – Gender
Week 3: Human Sexuality Part 2 – Homosexuality
Week 4: Political Engagement
Week 5: Economic and Systemic Injustice
Week 6: Racism & Prejudice
Week 7: Immigration
Week 8: Global Engagement
Week 9: Technology and Media
Week 10: Using Cultural Topics to Engage in Gospel Conversations
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.