What can we say with certainty about God’s nature and his good intentions for the world?
An introduction to the key developments in Christian thought about God and his relationship with his world. This short course will equip students with theological resources that sharpen how they speak and think about God. The course also considers how these resources may support the life of faith at home, work, or school.
Theology, Revelation, and Hermeneutics: How do we find the words to speak about God?
Trinity, Providence and Sin: How is God revealed to us in the midst of our brokenness?
Humanity, Christology, Salvation: How does learning about Jesus help us to better understand our own humanity?
Pneumatology, Ecclesiology, Sacrament: How is God present and working through the church?
Discipleship, Missiology and Eschatology: How does following Jesus bring hope to the world?
Lecturer: Dr Peter Hobson
Peter is the Dean of Formation and Dispersed Learning at TCQ, and so he is very passionate about teaching and learning about God and faith. Peter teaches in the areas of Theology and Discipleship, Biblical studies and Ministry Practice. He has over 20 years of ministry experience, ranging from a variety of different congregational settings to chaplaincy in schools, universities and community care programmes. Peter believes that learning should be challenging, exciting and engaging – but never boring!
Assessment (Lay Preachers only)
In addition to the set reading for each class (about 100 pages in total), the assessment for this subject is a 1500 word book review or essay. The Lay Preacher candidate may review 100 pages from a set text, or write an essay on one of three set topics. For further information, please contact the course lecturer.