2021 Term 4 Registration

Below are the available modules available this term.

Please complete the foundation and pre-requisite module, Bible Overview, before registering for any other modules.

Preliminary Theology Certificate (PTC) Level

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 – Daytime
Term 4
Thursdays 10am – 12pm
Start Date: 9 December 2021
Tutor: Oliver Wong

Self Study

Term 4

Start Date: 1 December 2021
End Date: 28 February 2022

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

Start Date: 1 December 2021
End Date: 28 February 2022

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

Start Date: 1 December 2021
End Date: 28 February 2022

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

Self Study
Term 4

Start Date: 1 December 2021
End Date: 28 February 2022

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

Start Date: 1 December 2021
End Date: 28 February 2022

New Testament 1

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NT111 New Testament 1

Exploring God’s purposes in sending Christ. Getting to know Jesus through the Gospel of Mark.

Syllabus
1. The gospel and the Gospels
2. Prepare the way for the Lord
3. The Kingdom of God is near
4. Jesus spoke to them in parables
5. Jesus cares for the perishing
6. Responding to Jesus
7. Following Jesus on the ‘way’
8. Jesus comes to Jerusalem
9. The Coming of the Son of Man
10. The King and his Kingdom

Zoom Online

Term 4
Mondays 8pm – 10pm
Start date: 6 December 2021
Tutor: Oliver Wong

Intermediate Theology Certificate (ITC) Level

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

Zoom Online
Term 4

Thursdays 8pm – 10pm
Start Date: 2 December 2021
Tutor: Todd Bordow

Self Study
Term 4

Start Date: 1 December 2021
End Date: 28 February 2022

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

Start Date: 1 December 2021
End Date: 28 February 2022

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
Start date: 1 December 2021
End date: 28 February 2022

Advanced Theology Certificate (ThC) Level

Historical Theology

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Historical Theology

A comprehensive study of the historical development of some of the central doctrines of the Christian faith.
Syllabus

1. Ignatius, and Grace and Liberty
2. Justin Martyr, and the Doctrine of God
3. Irenaeus, and Salvation
4. Athanasius, and the Incarnation
5. Augustine, and the Doctrine of Man
6. Anselm, and the Atonement
7. Luther, and Grace and Faith
8. Calvin, and the Christian World View
9. The Nineteenth Century Liberals
10. Twentieth Century Theology

Term 4
Mondays 8pm – 10pm

Start date: 6 December 2021
Tutor: Nick Gonyea

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

Start Date: 1 December 2021
End Date: 28 February 2022

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

Self Study
Term 4

Start Date: 1 December 2021
End Date: 28 February 2022

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

Zoom Online
Term 4

Fridays 8pm – 10pm
Start Date: 3 December 2021
Tutor: Oliver Wong

Self Study
Term 4

Start Date: 1 December 2021
End Date: 28 February 2022