Schedule (update 11/16: fixed dates, added final exam dates)

Date

Subject

planned possible assigned extra credit significant dates

Reading

required/recommended {presenters-rs20c/presenters-rs20d} honors

8/31

What Is Theology, and What Does It Have to Do with Basketball?

The Shape of the Course

The Otherness of God

StormFront foreword (Hunsberger), McKim preface and introduction, Deut. 6, Luther introduction and preface

Syllabus, course, vision, tasks, reading

Skim Rules of the Game and A Few (Strong) Suggestions on Essay Writing

Know about Pointers for Presentations and Peer Review Guidelines (Peer Review FAQs are optional)

Ex. 3, Luther First Commandment and First Petition

God and Us: The Setting of Our Salvation
9/2

Discussion: The Postchristian West

A Good Start: Creation and Its Alternatives

Complete entrance examinations (hold on to these until the end of the course)

Earlier group/presentation assignments

Newbigin preface and chs 1-2 and Camp chs 1-3 {Telford Work / Telford Work}, Yoder ch 1

Gen. 1:1-2:25, Ps. 104, Luther First Article, Luther Eighth, Ninth, and Tenth Commandments, Luther Lord's Prayer introduction

9/7

Discussion: Knowledge and Tradition

Creation continued

Add/drop deadline

Newbigin chs 3-5, Barron preface and introduction {_____________ / _____________}

Barth chs 1-4, Boyd ch 4

9/9

Discussion: "Finding the Center"

What Is the Image of God? (including How to Read McKim)

Later group/presentation assignments

Barron ch 1 {_____________ / _____________}

McKim ch 4 (pp 60-66), Gen. 2, Boyd chs 5-6

9/14

Discussion: "Knowing You're a Sinner"

Being (un)like God: Sin in the World

Barron ch 2 {_____________ / _____________}

McKim ch 4 (66-70), Gen. 3:1-6:5, Rom. 1:18-2:16, 5:12-14, Luther Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh Commandments

9/16

Discussion: "Not About You"

Depravity: What Can We Do about Sin?

Barron ch 3 and conclusion {_____________ / _____________}

McKim ch 4 (pp 70-73), Boyd ch 2

God With Us: The Story of Our Salvation
9/21

Children of Pelagius: Election

Exercise on Barron and others due (revision due 9/28)

Newbigin chs 6-7, Work "Annunciation as Election", Luther Third Petition, Rom. 8-11 (cf. Isa. 19:9-14), Eph. 1:1-14, Boyd chs 3, 9

Harvey ch 1

9/23 Starting Over (Again): Israel

God, With, Us: Incarnation

Memorize the Ten Commandments by today

Work "Just You Wait", Work "Jesus Was (Un)Expected", Luke 1, Luther Second Article, Barth chs 5-9

McKim ch 2, Luke 2:1-20, John 1:1-18, Rom. 5:12-21, 1 Cor. 15, Heb. 2:5-18, 4:14-16

9/28

Discussion: The Storm

Exercise on Augustine's Confessions due (revision due 10/5)

StormFront ch 1 (Harvey) {_____________ / _____________}, Wilken ch 1

Harvey ch 2, Augustine Confessions bks 1-2 and 8 Confessions bks 1-2 and 8 (or use this alternate site, or this, or this)

9/30

Discussion: Christology as Eschatology

Incarnation continued

Loving Jesus the Wrong Way: How Christological Heresies Hurt

Newbigin chs 8-9, Camp ch 5 {_____________ / _____________}, Wilken ch 6

Work "One of Us" pp 2-17, 37-44

Work "Taking Jesus Personally" pp 45-54, 61-68, Barth ch 10-14

10/5

God's Anointed: Jesus' New Relationship with the Holy Spirit, and Ours

Work "Jesus' New Relationship", Matt. 3, Mark 1:1-11, Luke 3:1-22, John 1:19-51, Yoder ch 2

Harvey ch 3

10/7

The Threeness of God

Memorize the Lord's Prayer by today

Exercise on theologies and idolatries due (revision due 10/14)

McKim ch 1, Work "The Audience", Luke 3:1-22, John 14-17, Wilken ch 4

10/12

Fall Break

10/14

What Is a Person? Three Mistakes and Their Costs

 

10/19 Midterm exam (study guide)  
10/21

Discussion: Mission and Discipleship

Signs and Wonders: Christ's Prophetic Office

Newbigin chs 10-12 and StormFront ch 2 (Brownson) {_____________ / _____________}, Wilken ch 7

Rutledge pts 1-2, Work "God's Anointed" 28-39, 39-47, Luther Conclusion to the Ten Commandments; Jer. 1:4-10, Deut. 18:15-19, Acts 3:18-26, Yoder ch 3 (prophetic office)

10/26

Signs and Wonders: Christ's Priestly Office

Signs and Wonders: Christ's Royal Office

"Christology from Behind": The Myth of Objectivity and the Privilege of Discipleship

Exercise on the Lord's Prayer due (hand in by 11/2)

Luther Sixth Petition, Numbers 8:5-22, Heb. 9:1-10:25

Work "King of the World", Luther Second Petition, 1 Sam. 8:1-22, Matt. 27:11-44, Yoder ch 4

Rutledge pt 3, Work "Crunch Time", Matt. 4:1-11, John 3:14-21, Mark 8:31-38, Luke 9:28-36, Work "The Message of Jesus' Ministry", Luther Amen, 1 Cor. 10:1-13, Phil. 3:8-16, Heb. 3:7-5:10, 12:1-13, 1 Pet. 1, Rom. 12:1-8, Eph. 2:1-10, Yoder ch 5

Harvey ch 4

10/28

Jesus Saves, But How? A Few Visions of Atonement

Can God Really Suffer? The Powerful Weakness of the Cross

Rutledge pt 4, Work "The Nonviolent Atonement", Work "Why the Cross?", Luther Seventh Petition, Barth chs 15-17, Boyd ch 8, Yoder ch 6

Mark 14:1-15:47, 1 Cor. 1:8-2:16, Boyd ch 7, Wilken ch 5

11/2

Easter Changes Everything

Exercise on the Kingdom of God due (revision due 11/11)

Camp ch 11, Rutledge pt 5, Matt. 28:1-15, Mark 16:1-8, Luke 24:1-49, John 20:1-21:23, 1 Thess. 4:13-5:11, Barth ch 18, Yoder ch 7

Harvey ch 5

11/4

Discussion: Passion

Until I Come: Eschatology between Ascension and Return

Extra credit exercise on theology in the liberal arts due (revision due 11/11)

Last Day to withdraw 11/5

StormFront ch 3 (Brownson) {_____________ / _____________}

Rutledge pt 6, Acts 10:44-48, 1 Cor. 14, Barth ch 19, Yoder ch 8

11/9

Discussion: Gospel and culture

A Pentecost-al Introduction to the Holy Spirit

Judgment as a Form of Salvation

Signs of the End: Apocalyptic Eschatology

Newbigin chs 13-15 and Camp ch 4 {_____________ / _____________}, Boyd ch 12

Camp ch 9, Rutledge pt 7, Work "Gusty Winds, or a Jet Stream?", Joel, Acts 2, Barth ch 21

Work "Advent's Answer to the Problem of Evil", Matt. 24:1-25:46, 1 Pet. 3:8-5:11, Barth ch 20, Boyd ch 18

McKim ch 9, Work "Once Upon a Tribulation", Rev. 20:1-22:5, 2 Thess. 2, 2 Pet. 3, Boyd ch 17

Us with God: The Shape of Our Salvation
11/11

Apostolicity: Structures of the Missionary Church

Ecclesiology: Who Cares?

One True Church?

Exercise on the resurrection due (revision due 11/18)

Extra credit exercise on a hymn due (revision due 11/18)

Registration begins 11/15

Work "My Enemy, Myself", Luther Fourth Commandment, Acts 6:1-7, Acts 15, Acts 20:25-32, 1 Tim., Boyd ch 16

Work "Get Real", Deut. 5-8, Jer. 3:1-4:4, Rom. 11, Heb. 3:7-4:13

Work "I Belong to the One True Church", John 17:20-23, 1 Cor. 1:1-17

Harvey ch 6

11/16

Discussion: The World

What Makes a Church? Dead Ends and Live Options

Newbigin chs 16-17 and StormFront ch 4 (West) {_____________ / _____________}, Yoder ch 10, Wilken ch 8

McKim ch 3, Camp ch 6, Luther Third Article, Ps. 24, Acts 8:14-17, 1 Thess. 1, Rev. 2-3, Barth ch 22

11/18

What Makes a Church continued

Worship as the Shape of the Christian Life

Uses and Abuses of Spiritual Gifts

Extra credit exercise on eschatology due (revision due 11/30)

 

Camp ch 7, Luther Third Commandment and Devotions, Ps. 66, 84, 149, 150, Wilken chs 9-10

Acts 10:44-48, 1 Cor. 14, Boyd ch 15, Wilken ch 12

11/23

The Wholeness of the Church

Liberation Theology: More Evangelical Than You Think

Exercise on a worship service due (revision due 12/2)

Camp ch 10, Rom. 12, Luke 6:17-38, Acts 4:32-37, Yoder ch 9, Wilken ch 11

Harvey ch 7

11/25 Thanksgiving Holiday
11/30

Discussion: Church

Word and Sacraments: Practicing Salvation

Extra credit exercise on pedagogy due (revision due 12/7)

Newbigin chs 18-20 and StormFront ch 5 (Dietterich) {_____________ / _____________}, Yoder ch 11

McKim ch 7 (pp 115-124), Mark 4:10-20, Acts 8:26-40, Rom. 10:8-17, 1 Cor. 1-4, 2 Tim. 3, Titus 1:1-9, Wilken ch 2

12/2

Baptism: Here Comes the Bride

Communion: Sharing Salvation

McKim ch 7 (pp 125-133), Camp ch 8, Luther Baptism (and Infant Baptism), Luke 3:21-22, Mark 10:33-45, Rom. 6:1-4, Gal. 3:27-29, 1 Pet. 3:18-22, Boyd ch 14, Yoder ch 12

McKim ch 8, 1 Cor. 11, Luther The Sacrament of the Altar and Conclusion, Boyd ch 13

12/7

Holiness: Signs of the Order of Salvation

Exercise on sacraments due (hand in at final exam)

McKim ch 5, Work "Reordering Salvation", Luther Fifth Petition and Confession, Ps. 15, Isa. 57:14-21, Matt. 18, Barth chs 23-24, Boyd ch 10, 11

Harvey ch 8

12/9

From Jesus to Scripture: How Christ Instituted the Bible

Exercise on entrance examination due (hand in at final exam)

McKim ch 6, Work "Evangelicals in the Factory of Scripture," Ps. 19, Matt. 5:17-48, Luke 4:14-22, Boyd ch 1, Wilken ch 3

Harvey "Nuts and Bolts in a Nutshell"

 

Final Exam:

10:00 section: Wednesday 12/15 12-2 p.m.

1:15 section: Monday 12/13 8-10 a.m.

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