SEMINAR: EVERYDAY THEOLOGY – THEOLOGICAL METHODS
Meets Wednesdays, Oct. 11, 18, 25, & Nov. 1 from 6pm – 8pm (Doors open at 5:30pm)
Location: The Clay Center at Southwest Christian School (Lakeside Campus)
6901 Altamesa Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76123
4 week seminar exploring the different ways of doing good theology and how it intersects with the larger cultural context.
Instructor: Dr. Tyler Durham, PhD.
Everyone’s a theologian whether they like it or not. So the question is, how do we make sure we’re a good one?
Join a community of believers learning how to live out our Christian faith and worldview in every area of life. Cultural renewal begins with a redeemed heart and constant renewal of the mind.
This course aims to introduce students to the idea that everyone, regardless of religious affiliation or background, engages in theological thinking. We will explore some of the approaches to theological thinking, how theology helps people make sense of the world around them, and the ways in which these beliefs and practices intersect with larger social and cultural contexts.
Week 1: Introduction to Theological Thinking
What is theology and who are theologians?
Thinking theologically as a part of everyday life
Week 2: Sources of Theology
Scripture, tradition, reason, and experience
Authority in theology
The role of interpretation in theology
Week 3: Theological Approaches
Week 4: Theology and Culture
The relationship between theology and culture
How cultural context influences theological thinking
– Cost: $49.95 per person (Price covers all four sessions)
– SPACE IS LIMITED
– In-person only
– Must be 18 years old (no childcare)
– Light snacks, water, and COFFEE provided
What to bring:
– Print articles and books (optional)
– Notebook and pen
– A heart for redeeming our communities
Respect for others:
– Participants may disagree or have diverse points of view on occasion. Participants are expected to show respect and charity toward others.
– To introduce students to the idea that everyone is a theologian whether they know it or not
– To help students understand the purpose and approaches of theological thinking
– To explore the ways in which one’s theology intersects with the larger social and cultural contexts
– To enhance students’ ability to engage in theological reflection and discussion
STATEMENT OF FAITH (CLICK)
We believe in one God, Creator and Lord of the Universe, the co-eternal Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe that Jesus Christ, God’s Son, was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, lived a sinless life, died a substitutionary death on the cross, rose bodily from the dead and ascended to heaven where, as truly God and truly man, He is the only mediator between God and man.
We believe God has created each human being, embodied as a male or a female, in His image, and that this gives sanctity to all human life from conception to natural death and moral significance to our conduct of our bodies.
We uphold the institution of marriage as the exclusive union of one man and one woman and as the sole relationship designed by God for sexual intimacy, as delineated in the Bible, which teaches that marriage is rooted in creation and points to the union of Christ and His Church.
We believe that all people are lost sinners and cannot see the Kingdom of God except through the new birth. Justification is by grace through faith in Christ alone.
We believe in the necessity of the work of the Holy Spirit for the individual’s new birth and growth to maturity, and for the Church’s constant renewal in truth, wisdom, faith, holiness, love, power, and mission.
We believe in one holy, universal, and apostolic church. Christians are called to gather as the church to worship God and witness concerning Jesus Christ, the Head of the church, preaching the gospel among all nations, demonstrating compassionate service to the needs of human beings, and promoting righteousness and justice.
We believe that Jesus Christ will personally and visibly return in glory to raise the dead and bring salvation and judgment to completion. God will fully manifest His kingdom when He establishes a new heaven and new earth, in which He will be glorified forever, and exclude all evil, suffering, and death.
(Source: Colson Fellows Statement of Faith)
THE FORGE ROOM FOUNDATION CREATES LOCALIZED LEARNING COMMUNITIES – PROVIDING TRAINING IN WORLDVIEW, CULTURAL INTELLIGENCE, AND PUBLIC THEOLOGY – BRINGING LIGHT INTO THE DARKNESS.
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GO TO AN EVENT OR SEMINAR
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