SCHEDULE (rev. 4/9/2003 to add extra credit)

Act 1: GOD AND US
The Setting of Our Salvation, from 'Our Father' to 'Amen'

Date Topic Reading (required/recommended)
PRAY LIKE THIS: Why Are We Making You Take Christian Theology?
1/7 What Is Theology, and What Does It Have to Do with Basketball? Syllabus, Rules of the Game, A Few (Strong) Suggestions on Essay Writing, Peer Review Guidelines (Peer Review FAQs are optional), Jinkins introduction, BCW: Hinlicky, BCW: Woiwode, Deut. 6, Luther introduction and preface
The Shape of the Course
Complete entrance examinations this week
OUR FATHER in Heaven: The Doctrine of God
1/7 Not What You Think: The Otherness of God Work Clutter, Jinkins ch 3, Luther First Commandment and First Petition, Ex. 3
GIVE US TODAY Our Daily Bread: The Doctrine of Creation
1/9 Creation and Its Competitors Jinkins ch 4, Luther First Article, Gen. 1, Ps. 104, John 1:1-5
1/9 God Rested, Then Got Back to Work: Providence as Continuing Creation BCW: Crouch, Luther Second Commandment and Fourth Petition and Grace at Meals, Luke 11:1-13
YOUR KINGDOM COME: The Doctrine of Humanity
1/14 What Is the Image of God?
Group Assignments
Add/Drop Deadline tomorrow
Jinkins pp 154-161 and 169-173, Luther Eighth, Ninth, and Tenth Commandments, Luther Lord's Prayer introduction, BCW: Hansen, Gen. 2
FORGIVE US OUR SINS ... and Deliver Us From Evil: Moral Evil and the Doctrine of Sin
1/16 What Is Sin, and What Can We Do About It? Jinkins pp 176-182, BCW: Jacobs, Gen. 3, Rom. 1:18-2:16, 5:12-14
1/21 Exercise on postmodernity due (hand in by 1/28) McLaren chs 1-7
1/21 Depravity: Pelagius versus Augustine Luther Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh Commandments, BCW: Jones

ACT 2: GOD WITH US
The Story of Our Salvation, from Advent to Advent

ADVENT: Keeping the Father's Promise
1/23 The Reason for the Season: Introduction to Christology through the Liturgical Year Howard ch 9, Luther Second Article
1/23 Advent (part 1): It Didn't Start with Jesus McLaren chs 8-10, BCW: Lienhard, Luke 1, Work "Advent (I)"
ANNUNCIATION: The Fulfillment Begins
1/28 Children of Pelagius: A History of the Doctrine of Election Work "Annunciation as Election", Luther Third Petition, BCW: Meilaender, Rom. 8-11 (cf. Isa. 19:9-14), Eph. 1:1-14
CHRISTMAS: Incarnation
1/30 God, With, Us: Incarnation in Three Soundbites Jinkins ch 5, Luke 2:1-20, John 1:1-18, Rom. 5:12-21, 1 Cor. 15, Heb. 2:5-18, 4:14-16
SYNAXIS: The Virgin Birth and Its Christological Significance
2/4 Exercise on Confessions due (hand in by 2/11) Augustine Confessions bks 1-2 and 8 (or use this alternate site, or this, or this)
2/4 Loving Jesus the Wrong Way: Four Heresies and How They Hurt Us Jinkins ch 1
2/6 Cancelled
2/11 Exam 1 (Trinity, Creation, Sin, Election, Incarnation)
THEOPHANY/EPIPHANY: The Significance of Jesus' Baptism
2/13 God's Anointed: Jesus' New Relationship with the Holy Spirit, and Ours Jinkins ch 7, BCW: Sawyer, Matt. 3, Mark 1:1-11, Luke 3:1-22, John 1:19-51
2/18 The Threeness of God Jinkins ch 8
2/18 Two Models of God Luke 3:1-22, John 17
2/20 Three Mistakes and Their Costs
2/20 What Is a Person?
ORDINARY: The Kingdom of God Is at Hand
2/25 Exercise on the Lord's Prayer due (hand in by 3/4) Matt. 6:5-18, McLaren ch 13 (after chs 11-12 below)
2/25 Signs and Wonders (part 1): Christ the Anointed Prophet Luther Conclusion to the Ten Commandments, Jer. 1:4-10, Deut. 18:15-19, Acts 3:18-26
2/27 Signs and Wonders (part 2): Christ the Anointed Priest McLaren chs 11-12, Luther Sixth Petition, Numbers 8:5-22, Heb. 9:1-10:25
2/27 Signs and Wonders (part 3): Christ the Anointed King Luther Second Petition, BCW: Price, 1 Sam. 8:1-22, Matt. 27:11-44
LENT: The Cross Before Me
  "Christology from Behind": The Myth of Objectivity and the Privilege of Discipleship Luther Amen, BCW: Covington, Matt. 4:1-11, John 3:14-21, Mark 8:31-38, Luke 9:28-36, 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
PASSION and CRUCIFIXION: Atonement
3/4 Jesus Saves, But How? A Few Visions of Atonement Jinkins ch 6, BCW: Ward, Luther Seventh Petition, Work "The Nonviolent Atonement"
HOLY SATURDAY: The End of the Old Age
  Can God Really Suffer? The Powerful Weakness of the Cross BCW: Lundin, Jinkins ch 2, Mark 14:1-15:47, 1 Cor. 1:8-2:16
EASTER: Resurrection, the Beginning of the New Creation
3/6 Easter Changes Everything Jinkins ch 11, BCW: Neuhaus, Matt. 28:1-15, Mark 16:1-8, Luke 24:1-49, John 20:1-21:23, 1 Thess. 4:13-5:11
ASCENSION: The Exaltation and Session of Jesus
  Eschatology: The "World" between Ascension and Return BCW: Yancey, Acts 1:1-11
PENTECOST: Pouring Out the Spirit
  A Pentecost-al Introduction to the Holy Spirit Work "Gusty Winds, or a Jet Stream?" Joel, Acts 2
ADVENT: "I'll Be Back"
3/11 Judgment as a Form of Salvation Matt. 24:1-25:46, 1 Pet. 3:8-5:11
  Advent (part 2): Why the Wait? Work "Advent's Answer to the Problem of Evil"
3/13 Exercise on the Resurrection due (hand in by 3/20)
3/13 Apocalypse When?
Last day to withdraw tomorrow
McLaren ch 14, Work "Once Upon a Tribulation" Rev. 20:1-22:5, 2 Thess. 2, 2 Pet. 3
3/18 Exam 2 (Christology, Soteriology)

ACT 3: US WITH GOD
The Shape of Our Salvation, from Procession to Benediction

PROCESSION: The Making of the Church
3/20 Ecclesiology: Who Cares? Jinkins ch 9, Howard ch 1, BCW: Erikson
3/20 The Gathering Gathering Deut. 5-8, Jer. 3:1-4:4, Rom. 11, Heb. 3:7-4:13
3/25 What Makes a Church? Dead Ends and Live Options Howard ch 2, Luther Third Article, BCW: Bottum, Ps. 24, Acts 8:14-17, 1 Thess. 1, Rev. 2-3
  One True Church? Work "I Belong to the One True Church" John 17, 1 Cor. 1:1-17
PRAISE, TONGUES: The Adoration of the Church
3/27 Worship as the Shape of the Christian Life Howard ch 3, BCW: McDermott, Luther Third Commandment and Devotions, Ps. 66, 84, 149, 150
Uses and Abuses of Spiritual Gifts Acts 10:44-48, 1 Cor. 14
GREETING and MINISTRY: The Leadership of the Church
3/27 Apostolicity: Structures of the Missionary Church McLaren chs 15-16, BCW: Douglas, Luther Fourth Commandment, Acts 6:1-7, Acts 15, Acts 20:25-32, 1 Tim.
OFFERING, HEALING: The Catholicity of the Church
4/1 Holiness: Signs of the Order of Salvation Jinkins ch 10, Luther Fifth Petition and Confession, BCW: Fox-Genovese, Work "Reordering Salvation" Ps. 15, Isa. 57:14-21, Matt. 18, John 14:23-27
4/3 The Wholeness of the Church Howard chs 4-5
4/3 Liberation Theology: More Evangelical Than You Think Rom. 12, Luke 6:17-38, Acts 4:32-37
WORD and SACRAMENTS: The Constitutive Practices of the Church
4/8 Word and Sacraments: Practicing Salvation Howard ch 6, BCW: Hinlicky, Mark 4:10-20, Acts 8:26-40, Rom. 10:8-17, 1 Cor. 1-4, 2 Tim. 3, Titus 1:1-9
4/3 Reviewed exercise on the shape of theology due
4/10 From Jesus to Scripture: How Christ Instituted the Bible BCW: Ericson, Ps. 19, Matt. 5:17-48, Luke 4:14-22
4/14-4/18 Holy Week
4/22 Baptism: Here Comes the Bride Luther Baptism (and Infant Baptism), BCW: Ward, Luke 3:21-22, Mark 10:33-45, Rom. 6:1-4, Gal. 3:27-29, 1 Pet. 3:18-22
4/24 Exercise on a worship service due (hand in at final) Howard ch 8
4/24 Communion: Sharing Salvation Howard chs 7 and 10 and postscript, Luther The Sacrament of the Altar and Conclusion, BCW: Owens, 1 Cor. 11
BENEDICTION: The End of the Church
  Go Where? The Church in the World BCW: Carter, Work "Veggie Ethics: What America's Favorite Vegetables Say About Evangelicalism" Rom. 13, Rev. 13, Rev. 18-19, 21
JUDGMENT DAY
§3: 5/1, 12:15 p.m.
§4: 4/29, 12:15 p.m.
Final exam
Reviewed extra credit exercise on
sacraments or entrance examination due

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