MIN302: Biblical Theology
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This course presents theology as a unified narrative: the story of a sovereign God redeeming a people for Himself through Christ’s victory over Satan, sin, and death, and restoring creation to the shalom (wholeness and peace) of the Kingdom of God.
After completing this course, you will be able to:
- Articulate the doctrine of divine sovereignty.
- Understand the nature and effects of the Fall.
- Describe and narrate God worked out His Kingdom’s inauguration through the promise to Abraham and the history of His dealings with Israel, His covenant people.
- Articulate how Jesus of Nazareth represents in the world the Kingdom’s presence through His incarnation, death, resurrection, and ascension.
- Understand how the Church carries out God’s Kingdom purpose within the world.
- Understand and apply the Biblical teachings on eschatology and the Biblical conception of death to how Christians are to live today.
Degree Program Outcomes
This course is offered by the Christian Ministry & Leadership program at City Vision University.
Degree outcomes are the overall skills and knowledge we expect you will have after successfully completing a degree program at City Vision University. After completing the degree, you will be able to do the following in each of the listed domains:
- Bible. Use sound principles of Biblical interpretation to analyze the structure, themes and content of the Bible and apply that to local contexts. *
- Theology. Apply the foundational truths of Christian theology grounded in Scripture to local contexts. *
- Calling. Create a synthesis of a reflective life vision and plan to enable 24/7 ministry based on God’s purposes for work and their own unique calling.
- Leadership. Develop a personal philosophy and plan for leadership based on principles of leadership and effective ministry management.
- Life Balance. Develop plan for him/herself and others to establish life balance in a society saturated with technology and addiction.
Ministry & Missions
- Cross-Cultural Ministry. Develop strategy for effective cross-cultural management and ministry and apply that to their own organizational or ministry context.
- Specialization. Develop skills and apply learning and concepts in one area of specialty ministry.
Students are required to purchase these texts before the first day of classes.
Davis, D. The Kingdom of God. Wichita, KS: TUMI/World Impact, 2005. 295pp. ISBN: 978-1-62932-002-1.
The Kindle edition is cheapest. If paperback version is preferred, it is available here. This is a student workbook. It contains outlines for the lectures we will be watching each week, as well as required questions and activities.
Ladd, G.E. The Gospel of the Kingdom: Scriptural Studies in the Kingdom of God. Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmanns, 1990. ISBN: 978-0-80281-280-3
Snyder, H. Kingdom, Church, and World: Biblical Themes for Today. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2001. ISBN: 978-1579108212
Guidelines for Written Work
All written work must follow our Writing Format and Forum Requirements. You must read these to understand how to cite sources appropriately.
Critical Policies to Read for This Course
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This syllabus is subject to change without notice up until the first day of the semester. Last updated: August 15, 2022
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