Schedule (update 4/18: added final exam schedule)

Date

Subject

planned possible
c:/d: presenters

assigned extra credit
significant dates

Reading

required recommended

non-honors only honors only
1/11

The Shape of the Course

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)

The Otherness of God McKim preface and introduction, Ex. 3
1/13 Discussion: The Challenge of Theology in Modernity
c: Telford Work
d: Telford Work

 

Newbigin preface and chs 1-2
Camp ch 1, Donovan chs 2-3, McLaren ch 8 Work "Project"

The Paradigm: Life from the Father, Death in the Son, Resurrection by the Spirit (incorporating Judgment as a Form of Salvation)

Donders ch 52  
1/17 Informal reading discussion in the DC
1/18 Discussion: Tradition
c: _____________________
d: _____________________
Newbigin chs 3-5
Creation as Trust Gen. 1:1-2:25, Ps. 104
  McLaren ch 9, Donders chs 9-10 Barth chs 1-4, Boyd ch 4

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

 
1/19 Add/drop deadline
1/20

What Is the Image of God?

McKim ch 4 (pp 60-66), Gen. 2
Donders chs 13, 19 Boyd chs 5-6, Work "Father"
1/24 Informal honors reading discussion in the DC
1/25 Discussion: Exposing the Paradigm: The Story of God
c: _____________________
d: _____________________

 

Newbigin chs 6-8
Donovan ch 4, McLaren chs 10, 16, Donders ch 42 Barth chs 5-9, Wilken chs 1-3, 6, Work "Witness to the Signs"

Sin as Mistrust (and a lot more less)

McKim ch 4 (66-70), Gen. 3:1-6:5, Rom. 1:18-2:16, 5:12-14, Dalyrymple "The Frivolity of Evil"
Donders chs 20, 43  
Memorize the Ten Commandments by today Donders ch 45  
1/27

Depravity: What Can We Do About Sin?

 

McKim ch 4 (pp 70-73)
Camp chs 2-3, McLaren chs 0, 18, Donders ch 23 Yoder ch 1, Boyd ch 2, Work "Hallowed"
Exercise on postmodern craziness due (revision due 2/3) Harvey ch 1  
1/31 Informal reading discussion in the DC
2/1 Discussion: Mission as Incarnation
c: _____________________
d: _____________________
Newbigin ch 9
Donders ch 49  

Children of Pelagius: Election

Rom. 8-11 (cf. Isa. 19:9-14), Eph. 1:1-14
McLaren ch 12 Work "Annunciation as Election", Boyd chs 3, 9
God, With, Us: Incarnation Luke 1, Work "Just You Wait", Work "Jesus Was (Un)Expected"

 

Donders chs 1, 7, 17, 37  
2/3

Loving Jesus the Wrong Way: How Christological Heresies Hurt

 

 

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, Work "One of Us" pp 2-17, 37-44, Work "Taking Jesus Personally" pp 45-54, 61-68
Camp ch 4, McLaren chs 1-4, Donders ch 26 Yoder ch 2, Barth ch 10-14, Wilken ch 4, Work "Kingdom"
2/7 Informal honors reading discussion in the DC
2/8

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

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

Donovan ch 5, McLaren ch 11, Donders chs 2-3  
Exercise on theologies and idolatries due (revision due 2/15) Augustine Confessions bks 1-2 and 8 (or use this alternate site, or this, or this)
Harvey ch 2  
2/10

The Threeness of God

McKim ch 1, Luke 3:1-22, John 14-17
Donders chs 5, 8  

Memorize the Lord's Prayer by today

 
2/14 Review discussion in the DC
2/15 The Threeness of God (continued)  
2/17 Midterm (review guide)
2/22 Presidents' Day holiday
New Direction
2/24 Signs and Wonders: Christ's Prophetic Office (alternatively, The Threefold Office) Work "God's Anointed" 28-39, 39-47, Jer. 1:4-10, Deut. 18:15-19, Acts 3:18-26
McLaren ch 6, Donders chs 4, 12, 14 Yoder chs 3-4, Work "Will"
Exercise on the Lord's Prayer due (hand in by 3/3) Harvey ch 3  
2/28 Informal reading discussion in the DC
3/1 Signs and Wonders: Christ's Priestly Office (alternatively, The Threefold Office) Num. 8:5-22, Heb. 9:1-10:25
Camp ch 5, Donovan ch 6, McLaren ch 7, Donders chs 15-16, 18 Yoder chs 5-7, Wilken ch 5-7
Signs and Wonders: Christ's Royal Office (alternatively, The Threefold Office) Work "King of the World", 1 Sam. 8:1-22, Matt. 27:11-44
Camp ch 6, Donovan ch 7, McLaren chs 5, 17, Donders chs 6, 11, 22 Barth chs 15-19, Wilken chs 9-10, Work "Bread"?
Extra credit exercise on theology in the liberal arts due (revision due 3/8)  
3/3 Jesus Saves, But How? A Few Visions of Atonement McKim ch 5 (pp 74-85), Work "Why the Cross?", Work "The Nonviolent Atonement"
Donders chs 29-30, 32 Barth chs 15-17, Boyd ch 8, Work "Sins"?
Can God Really Suffer? The Powerful Weakness of the Cross Mark 14:1-15:47, 1 Cor. 1:8-2:16
  Boyd ch 7
Exercise on the Kingdom of God due (revision due 3/10) Harvey ch 4  
3/7 Informal honors reading discussion in the DC
3/8 Discussion: Mission as Atonement
c: _____________________
d: _____________________
Newbigin chs 10-12
Donders chs 21, 25  

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

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"

Disclosing the Paradigm: Easter Changes Everything

Matt. 28:1-15, Mark 16:1-8, Luke 24:1-49, John 20:1-21:23
Donders chs 33-35 Barth chs 18-19
3/10 Discussion: Culture
c: _____________________
d: _____________________
Newbigin chs 13-15
Donders chs 36, 48 Boyd ch 12
Signs of the End: Apocalyptic Eschatology McKim ch 9, Work "Advent's Answer to the Problem of Evil", Matt. 24:1-25:46, 1 Pet. 3:8-5:11, 2 Pet. 3, Work "Once Upon a Tribulation", Rev. 20:1-22:5, 2 Thess. 2
Donders ch 41 Barth ch 20, Boyd chs 17-18, Work "Deliver"?
3/14- 3/18 Spring break
Every Direction
3/21 Informal reading discussion in the DC
3/22 Discussion: World
c: _____________________
d: _____________________
Newbigin chs 16-17
Camp chs 7, 9, Donders ch 46, 50-51 Wilken ch 8, Yoder chs 8-10
Until I Come: Eschatology between Ascension and Return Work "Pop Goes the Bubble", Acts 10:44-48, 1 Cor. 14
3/24 Discussion: Church
c: _____________________
d: _____________________
Newbigin chs 18-20
Donovan chs 8-10, McLaren chs 13-14, 19 Yoder chs 11-12

A Pentecost-al Introduction to the Holy Spirit

Donders chs 38-39 Barth ch 21
Ecclesiology: Who Cares? Work "Get Real", Jer. 3:1-4:4, Rom. 11, Heb. 3:7-4:13
Camp chs 8, 10-11, McLaren chs 15, 20, Donders chs 27, 31 Barth chs 22-24, Wilken chs 11-12, Work "Forever"?
deadline to withdraw or change to pass/fail
3/28 Informal honors reading discussion in the DC
3/29

What Makes a Church? Dead Ends and Live Options

McKim ch 3, Ps. 24, Acts 8:14-17, 1 Thess. 1, Rev. 2-3
Donders chs 28, 47  
Exercise on the resurrection due (revision due 4/5) Harvey ch 5  
3/31

Discussion: Camp c: _____________________ d: _____________________

Discussion: Yoder c: _____________________ d: _____________________
Extra credit exercise on eschatology due (revision due 4/7)  
4/4 Informal reading discussion in the DC
4/5 Discussion: McLaren c: _____________________ d: _____________________
Discussion: Barth c: _____________________ d: _____________________
Exercise on a Holy Week service due (revision due 4/12) Harvey ch 6  
4/7 Discussion: Donovan c: _____________________ d: _____________________
Discussion: Wilken c: _____________________ d: _____________________
4/11 Informal honors reading discussion in the DC
4/12 Midterm on secondary readings
4/14

Word and Sacraments: Practicing Salvation

Memorize the Apostles' Creed by today

McKim ch 7 (pp 115-124), Mark 4:10-20, Acts 8:26-40, Rom. 10:8-17, 2 Tim. 3, Titus 1:1-9
4/18 Informal reading discussion in the DC
4/19 Baptism: Here Comes the Bride McKim ch 7 (pp 125-133), Luke 3:21-22, Mark 10:33-45, Rom. 6:1-4, Gal. 3:27-29, 1 Pet. 3:18-22
Donders ch 24 Boyd ch 14
Communion: Sharing Salvation McKim ch 8, Work "What's the Connection?" 1 Cor. 11
  Boyd ch 13
Extra credit exercise on a hymn due (revision due 4/26)  
4/21 Holiness: Signs of the Order of Salvation McKim ch 5 (pp 85-95), Work "Reordering Salvation", Ps. 15, Isa. 57:14-21, Matt. 18
  Boyd chs 10-11

Exercise on the shape of theology due (revision due 4/28)

Harvey ch 7  
4/25 Informal honors reading discussion in the DC
4/26 From Jesus to Scripture: How Christ Instituted the Bible McKim ch 6, Work "Evangelicals in the Factory of Scripture," Ps. 19, Matt. 5:17-48, Luke 4:14-22
  Boyd ch 1
Extra credit exercise on pedagogy due (revision due at final)  
4/28 Scripture (and?) Tradition  

One True Church?

Work "I Belong to the One True Church", John 17:20-23, 1 Cor. 1:1-17
Donders ch 44  
Worship as the Shape of the Christian Life Ps. 66, 84, 149, 150, Work "Is Required Worship Unspiritual?"
Uses and Abuses of Spiritual Gifts Acts 10:44-48, 1 Cor. 14
Donders ch 40 Boyd ch 15
The Wholeness of the Church Rom. 12, Luke 6:17-38, Acts 4:32-37, Work "Rock of Aged"
Apostolicity: Structures of the Missionary Church Work "My Enemy, Myself", Acts 6:1-7, Acts 15, Acts 20:25-32, 1 Tim.
  Boyd ch 16
Exercise on entrance examination due Harvey ch 8  
5/2-5/5 Final exam
(morning section on Thursday 5/5, 12-2 p.m.;
afternoon section on Tuesday 5/3, 8-10 a.m.)
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