VISION AND GOALS:

I believe God sees this course as a fellowship. We are a team brought together for a season of growth through mutual training, challenge, equipping, and discipline. All these serve the ends that every participant attain new and lasting appreciation for the theological beliefs of the Church of Jesus Christ, and every participating follower of Jesus gain new and lasting skill in the Church's practices of theological reflection. More specifically, the course intends its participants:

I describe the general objectives of all my courses in my rules of the game.

You are about to discover the Christian tradition to a depth you cannot now imagine – and maybe discover yourself as well, for you are about to encounter the deepest mysteries of our faith, some of which have taken centuries to unfold to the Church's satisfaction, and others of which remain unsolved to this day, waiting for some faithful community of disciples (including you?) to show God's people in new and clarifying ways. You are about to spend a decent chunk of your brief life training in the practices of intellectual discipleship through which the Church has proclaimed the good news of Jesus Christ, bringer of the Holy Spirit and witness to the infinite love of God the Father.

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