Registration

Below are the available courses available this coming term. Please complete the foundation course, Bible Overview before registering for any other course.

Preliminary Theology Certificate (PTC) Courses

Foundation: Bible Overview

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BT111 Foundation: Bible Overview

An overview of the entire Bible, plus helpful hints on how to understand its main themes.

Syllabus
1. The Book of Books
2. Interpreting the Bible
3. From creation to new creation
4. Israel and God’s purposes
5. The promised land and God’s good purposes
6. The Kingdom of David & God’s purpose
7. God’s purpose renewed
8. Jesus the fulfiller of God’s purpose
9. The Gospel for the nations
10. Awaiting the fulfilment – The Apostles’ writings

Zoom Online Class
Term 4
First day of term: 1 Dec 2020
End of Term: 28 Feb 2021
Assignment deadline: 28 Feb 2021

Self-Study

Term 4

First day of term: 1 Dec 2020
End of Term: 28 Feb 2021
Assignment deadline: 28 Feb 2021

Ephesians

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NT112 Ephesians

This letter teaches us that we can only understand the present by relating it to what God has done in the past, and therefore to his intentions for the future. Ephesians presents a big picture, with cosmic dimensions, of God and his world for us to take in.

Syllabus
1. Why write to the Ephesians
2. The big picture of God’s salvation
3. The Christian and the Church
4. The mystery in focus
5. The new humanity: in church
6. The new humanity: the old self and the new self
7. The new humanity: out of darkness into light
8. The new humanity: living by God’s wisdom
9. The new humanity: living in the overlap of the ages
10. To sum up all things in Christ

Term 4

First day of term: 1 Dec 2020
End of Term: 28 Feb 2021
Assignment deadline: 28 Feb 2021

Christian Worship

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CW111 Christian Worship

What is the biblical meaning of ‘worship’? How will that meaning be expressed?

Syllabus
1. Worship in the Old Testament
2. Worship under the New Covenant
3. Why the early Christians met together
4. The Lord’s Supper
5. The Development of Liturgies
6. Continental Reformation Liturgies
7. British Reformation Liturgies
8. Modern Liturgies
9. Hearing God’s Word
10. Singing Together​

Self-study

Term 4

First day of term: 1 Dec 2020
End of Term: 28 Feb 2021
Assignment deadline: 28 Feb 2021

Promise to Fulfilment

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BT121 Promise to Fulfilment

This module is designed to help students interpret the Bible and so is particularly useful for those who are involved in any teaching ministry.

Syllabus
1. Biblical Theology
2. Jesus and the Old Testament
3. Abraham and the Children of Promise 1
4. Abraham and the Children of Promise 2
5. Exodus and God’s Redemption 1
6. Exodus and God’s Redemption 2
7. The King of God’s Kingdom
8. The Covenant of Grace
9. The Gospel for the Nations
10. The Eternal Inheritance

Zoom Online Class
Term 4

Every Thursday 8-10pm
Start date 3 Dec 2020
Tutor: Todd Bordow

Self-Study
Term 4

First day of term: 1 Dec 2020
End of Term: 28 Feb 2021
Assignment deadline: 28 Feb 2021

Doctrine 1

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CT101 Doctrine 1

We explore the Bible’s teaching about God – how we get to know him, what he is like, what he has done for us.

Syllabus
1. The Gospel of God
2. Knowing God
3. Sources for the knowledge of God
4. The Bible as the Word of God
5. The God we know (1)
6. The God we know (2): the Trinity
7. The God who creates
8. The God who saves
9. The God who rules history
10. The God who renews

Term 4

First day of term: 1 Dec 2020
End of Term: 28 Feb 2021
Assignment deadline: 28 Feb 2021

Intermediate Theology Certificate (ITC) Courses

Romans

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NT122 Romans

Romans opens up the central truths of the gospel. This book has changed many lives. Some of these lives have changed history. A detailed walk through the book of Romans in this module.

Syllabus
1. The background of the letter
2. Why we need the gospel
3. How God meets our need
4. The fruit of justification
5. The Christian and sin
6. The Christian and God’s law
7. Life in the Spirit
8. The problem of Israel’s unbelief
9. Jews and Gentiles in the plan of God
10. Love in action

Self-study

Term 4

First day of term: 1 Dec 2020
End of Term: 28 Feb 2021
Assignment deadline: 28 Feb 2021

Prayer Book

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CW121 Prayer Book

A historical and theological exploration of why and how Anglicans meet together.

Syllabus 
1. What really is worship?

2. Why gather together?
3. The Lord’s Supper
4. The first English Prayer Book
5. The second English Prayer Book
6. The Prayer Book from 1552 to 1662
7. Modern Anglican Prayer Books
8. Morning and Evening Prayer
9. Baptism and Confirmation
10. Occasional services

Self-study

Term 4

First day of term: 1 Dec 2020
End of Term: 28 Feb 2021
Assignment deadline: 28 Feb 2021

Old Testament 2

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OT121 Old Testament 2

This unit considers the Former Prophets from Joshua to 2 Kings.

Syllabus
1. Introduction to the former prophets
2. The book of Joshua
3. The book of Judges
4. 1 Samuel 1–12 Samuel and the beginnings of the monarchy
5. 1 Samuel 13-31
6. 2 Samuel
7. 1 Kings 1-11
8. 1 Kings 12—2 Kings 17 Israel and Judah
9. 1 Kings 17—2 Kings 13
10. 2 Kings 18-25

Self-Study

Term 4
First day of term: 1 Dec 2020
End of Term: 28 Feb 2021
Assignment deadline: 28 Feb 2021

Advanced Theology Certificate (ThC) Courses

John’s Gospel

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NT142 Gospel According to John

This study of John focuses solely on John’s Gospel, drawing out what is distinctive about the Gospel both in terms of content and style.

Syllabus
1. The Word of God becomes flesh (John 1)
2. From Cana to Cana
3. Deciding about Jesus (John 5-6)
4. The light of the world (John 7-9)
5. My sheep hear my voice (John 10-12)
6. Abide in me (John 13:1-15:17)
7. In that day (John 15:18-17:26)
8. In my place condemned he stood (John 18:1-19:42)
9. Resurrection (John 20:1-21:23)
10. A fourth Gospel

Self Study

Term 4

First day of term: 1 Dec 2020
End of Term: 28 Feb 2021
Assignment deadline: 28 Feb 2021

New Testament 3

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NT131 New Testament 3

Paul and his ministry. Investigating the problems he faced, the gospel he preached and the letters he wrote.

Syllabus
1. Introduction to Paul’s Letters
2. Paul and the Gospel
3. The Defence of the Gospel of grace
4. The Nature of Christian Freedom
5. Paul the Pastor
6. Problems at Corinth
7. The Apostolic Ministry
8. Philippians and Ephesians
9. Fullness of Life in Christ
10. The Pastoral Epistles

Term 4

First day of term: 1 Dec 2020
End of Term: 28 Feb 2021
Assignment deadline: 28 Feb 2021

Apologetics

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ET131 Apologetics

How do we answer people’s questions about Christianity? This unit presents guidelines on how to develop a reasoned biblical approach.

Syllabus
1. The Christian Apologist
2. Varieties of approach
3. Faith and reason
4. Concepts of truth
5. Arguing for the existence of God
6. Intellectual barriers to faith: traditional questions
7. Intellectual barriers to faith: alternative world views
8. Intellectual barriers to faith: Christian doctrines
9. Personal barriers to faith
10. Apologetics in action

Term 4

Every Tuesday, 8-10pm
Start Date: 1 Dec 2020
Tutor: Oliver Wong

Term 4

First day of term: 1 Dec 2020
End of Term: 28 Feb 2021
Assignment deadline: 28 Feb 2021