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1/7

The Shape of the Course

syllabus, course, vision, tasks, reading, workbook tips

skim Rules of the Game, A Few (Strong) Suggestions on Essay Writing, and Pointers for Presentations

1/9

The Apostolic Paradigm I-III IV.1 IV.2 Self-test

Newbigin preface and ch 1
  Barth ch 1    

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

Life from the Father

1/11

Discussion: The Challenge of Theology in Modernity

Leader: Telford Work

Newbigin preface and chs 1-3

The Otherness of God I II III IV.1 IV.2 V S

Exodus 3  
  Barth chs 2-4    

Begin your theology-in-life log in your workbook

1/14

Creation as Trust I II III

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Genesis 1:1-2:5, Psalm 104
  Barth chs 5-7    
Find a mentor by today, and begin your workbook's mentoring section
1/15 Add/drop deadline

1/16

 

Creation as Trust IV V-VI S

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Genesis 2:5-25
  Barth chs 8-9    

1/18

God, With, Us: Incarnation I-II

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Luke 1, Work "Just You Wait", Work "Jesus Was (Un)Expected"

Humanity in God's Image I.1 I.2 II-III S

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Test 1
1/22 (N.B.!)

Discussion: Tradition

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Newbigin chs 4-6, Work "Witness to the Signs"

Theology: An Introduction to an Introduction I-III

 

What Kind of Thing Is Christian Faith? I-II.1 II.2-III IV-V

     

1/23

Discipleship: Christology from Behind I-II III.1 III.2 S

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  begin Barron
Memorize the Ten Commandments (helpful heuristic here; h/t student Jimmy Wittrock)
1/25 God, With, Us: Incarnation III.1 III.2 III.3-IV S

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Isaiah 45, Philippians 2:1-11
  Barth chs 10-12    

1/28

Loving Jesus the Wrong Way: How Christological Heresies Hurt I II III IV S

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Luke 2:1-20, John 1:1-18, Romans 5:12-21, 1 Corinthians 15, Hebrews 2:5-18, 4:14-16, Work "One of Us" pp 2-17, 37-44, Work "Taking Jesus Personally" pp 45-54, 61-68

Is your theology-in-life log current?
1/30 Loving Jesus the Wrong Way V VI VII VIII IX S

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Barth chs 13-14

   

2/1

God's Anointed: Jesus' Relationship with the Holy Spirit, and Ours I-II III S

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Matthew 3, Mark 1:1-11, John 1:19-51, Work "Jesus' New Relationship"

Test 2
  begin Keller  
Have you added notes from a first conversation with your mentor yet?
2/4

The Threeness of God I-III IV V.1

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John 14-17
2/6 The Threeness of God V.2 VI.1 VI.2 S

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Luke 3:1-22

Memorize the Lord's Prayer by today

 
2/8

Discussion: Exposing the Paradigm

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Newbigin chs 7-9, Work "Witness to the Signs"

The Holy Spirit in the Bible and Everywhere Else I II III IV V VI-VII S

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Acts 2, 2 Cor 3, Work, "The Churches' Life, Separation, and Hope in the Spirit"  
(2/9) Description due of heresies' distortions of Christian prayer
Death in the Son

2/11

What Is Sin? I II III

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Genesis 3:1-6:5, Work "God in the Ashes"
Note in your workbook the theological issue you will investigate for that later assignment  
2/13

What Is Sin? continued IV V VI-VII S

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Romans 1:18-2:16 and 5:12-14, Dalrymple "The Frivolity of Evil"
2/15

Predestination: History, Legacies, and Prospects I II S

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Romans 8-11 (cf. Isaiah 19:9-14), Ephesians 1:1-14, finish Barron through part I
Test 3

2/20

Discussion: The Riven Self

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Barron part I

Predestination: History, Legacies, and Prospects III.1 III.2-IV S

Work "Annunciation as Election"  
2/22

Jesus Saves, But How? Intro and The Priestly Office I-II III.1 III.2 III.3 S

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Numbers 8:5-22, Hebrews 9:1-10:25, Work "Why the Cross?", Work "The Nonviolent Atonement"

  Barth chs 15-17    
Report due on your theological issue  

2/25

 

Discussion: The Uncanny God

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finish Barron through part II

Can God Really Suffer? I-II III IV-V S

Mark 14:1-15:47, 1 Corinthians 1:8-2:16  
2/27

Easter Changes Everything I II III.1 III.2 III.3 S

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Matthew 28:1-15, Mark 16:1-8, Luke 24:1-49, John 20:1-21:23
Peer review a fellow student's workbook by now
3/1

Jesus Saves, But How?: The Royal Office IV.1 IV.2 IV.3 IV.4 IV.5 IV.6 S

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1 Samuel 8:1-22, Matthew 27:11-44, Work "King of the World"

3/4

Jesus Saves, But How?: The Prophetic Office and Atonement as Moral Influence V.1 V.2 V.3 V.4 V.5-VI S

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Jeremiah 1:4-10, Deuteronomy 18:15-19, Acts 3:18-26, Work "God's Anointed" 28-39, 39-47

  Barth chs 18-20    
  end Keller  
Test 4
3/6

Eschatology: Pathology and Treatment I

Acts 10:44-48, Work "Once Upon a Tribulation"  

Eschatology: Pathology and Treatment II.1 II.2 II.3 III S

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Revelation 20:1-22:5, 2 Thessalonians 2, Work "Pop Goes the Bubble"

Judgment as a Form of Salvation I.1 I.2 S

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Matthew 24:1-25:46, 1 Peter 3:8-5:11, 2 Peter 3
Reminder: mid-way through, report on your conversation regarding a course book
3/8 Discussion: The Healing

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finish Barron

Judgment as a Form of Salvation II-IV S

Matthew 24:1-25:46, 1 Peter 3:8-5:11, 2 Peter 3, Work "Advent's Answer to the Problem of Evil"  

Eschatology: Pathology and Treatment IV.1 IV.2 V S

   
  Barth ch 21    
over break   Work "What Have the Galapagos to Do with Jerusalem?"  
  begin Shermer (read only chs 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, skim ch 9, read ch 10)    
  begin Wilson (okay to skip chs 5-6)    

3/18

Discussion: Mission

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Newbigin chs 10-12

Omega and Alpha: Jesus, the Shape of Christianity I

   
Resurrection by the Holy Spirit
3/20

Ecclesiology: Who Cares? I II III S

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Jeremiah 3:1-4:4, Hebrews 3:7-4:13, Work "Get Real"

Ecclesiology: Who Cares? IV S

Romans 11  
Memorize the Apostles' Creed by today

3/20

Deadline to withdraw or change to pass/fail
3/22

What Makes a Church? Dead Ends I II.1 II.2 II.3 II.4 S

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Psalm 24, Acts 8:14-17, 1 Thessalonians 1, Revelation 2-3
  Barth ch 22    
Note the uncoming assignment to analyze a Holy Week service you attend

3/25

What Makes a Church? Open Lanes (Catholic and Protestant) III IV V

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John 17:20-23

3/27

What Makes a Church? Open Lanes (Pentecostal) VI.1 VI.2 S

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1 Corinthians 1:1-17

What Makes a Church? Common Lessons VII S

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Work "I Belong to the One True Church"  
Test 5
over break   end Shermer, begin Donovan    
  end Wilson, begin Volf    

4/3

Discussion: The Gospel in the World

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Newbigin chs 13-15
The Wholeness of the Church I-II III IV-V S

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Romans 12, Luke 6:17-38, Acts 4:32-37, Acts 10:44-48, 1 Corinthians 14, Work "Rock of Aged"  
4/5

The Church as Mission I II III.1 III.2 S

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Acts 6:1-7, Acts 15, Acts 20:25-32, 1 Timothy, Psalm 66, 84, 149, 150, Work "Is Required Worship Unspiritual?", Work "My Enemy, Myself"
  Barth chs 23-24    
Analysis due of a Holy Week service
4/8 Discussion: The Church in God's Mission

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Newbigin chs 16-20

The Church as Mission IV.1 IV.2 IV.3 V S

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Response to Shermer's or Wilson's secularity due  
4/10

Word and Sacraments: Practicing Salvation I.1 I.2 I.3 S

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Mark 4:10-20, Acts 8:26-40, Romans 10:8-17, 2 Timothy 3, Titus 1:1-9

4/12

From Jesus to Scripture: How Christ Instituted the Bible I.1 I.2-II III IV-V S

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Psalm 19, Matthew 5:17-48, Luke 4:14-22

  finish Volf    
4/15 Discussion: The Bible in Theology

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review Keller or Volf
Reflect on scripture as written or read  
4/17

Baptism: Sign of Initiation II.1 II.2 II.3 S

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Luke 3:21-22, Mark 10:33-45, Romans 6:1-4, Galatians 3:27-29, 1 Peter 3:18-22
4/19

Communion: Sharing Salvation III.1 III.2-IV S

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1 Corinthians 11, Work "What's the Connection?"
  finish Donovan    
Conclude both your theology-in-life log and your mentoring report
4/22

Holiness: Signs of the Order of Salvation I II.1 III.1

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Holiness: Signs of the Order of Salvation II.2 III.2    
  Work "Reordering Salvation"    
4/24

Holiness: Signs of the Order of Salvation IV.1 V.1 S

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Holiness: Signs of the Order of Salvation IV.2 V.2 S

   
Finish your workbooks with a reflection due on the shape of theology
4/30

Final exam, 8:30-10 a.m.

 
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