Theology Matters

Truth Taught by Women for Women

theology matters

Class meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, 7-8:45pm
Begins January 26
Rooms A209-211

The study of theology must never become an end in itself. The goal of sound doctrine is never to produce people who have full heads but empty hearts and barren lives… Instead, the knowledge of God and His truth is intended to lead us to know and worship him. The teaching of Scripture is given to ignite our hearts with devotion for God and to propel us to live for him. In short, robust theology must produce vibrant doxology.
--Steven J. Lawson

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Course Description:

Truth. How do we discover it? How do we understand it? How do we apply it?

These foundational questions of life can be answered in the pages of God’s Word – the Bible. Through the systematic, guided study of scripture, this course seeks to equip women with a growing understanding of truth through knowing the God of all truth.

Using the Bible as our primary text, we will study ten categories of theology--Bibliology, Theology (Proper), Christology, Pneumatology, Anthropology, Hamartiology, Soteriology, Angelology, Ecclesiology, and Eschatology--through a combination of targeted reading assignments, homework questions, doctrinal instruction, in-class exercises, and class discussion. Our goal is to understand and be able to articulate scripture’s revelation of historical, objective, and rational truth, to grow deep in the knowledge and worship of our Lord, and to love and encourage one another in the body of Christ.

Course Objectives:

Upon completing this course the student will be able to:

  1. understand fundamental precepts and practices of bible study
  2. exegete select scripture passages
  3. differentiate between dispensational and covenantal hermeneutic interpretations
  4. understand and correctly use theological terms
  5. explain biblical doctrines
  6. identify scripture passages that form the basis of church doctrines
  7. apply doctrinal truth to personal Bible study, worship, and fellowship in the body of Christ
  8. have a deeper appreciation for the beauty and logic of God’s Word

Prerequisite Reading:
Women of the Word by Jen Wilkin

Textbooks:
The Bible (bring your copy of a literal translation such as the ESV, NASB, or others)
The Essential Scripture: A Handbook of the Biblical Texts for Key Doctrines by Kevin Zuber (provided at the first class)
Course Binder (provided at the first class)

Instructors:

Wendy Blackwell, Marty Crabtree, & Laura Corombos

Cost:

$40

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LOCATION

6911 Braddock Rd
Springfield, VA 22151

CONTACT

M-F: 8-5pm
703.941.4124
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