January 23, 2015 Resources: Liberal Churches, The Greatest Danger, Teaching Theology to Your Kids, and an e-book sale
by Jonathan Hamilton
It’s been too long since I’ve posted here. My month-long hiatus was unintentional, but apparently necessary. The last month has seen me out of town for nearly three weeks with family Christmas travel and seminary classes, but I return bearing much new material! Since I wrapped up the Knowing and Loving God series in December, I’ve started or finished three more seminary classes. At least two of those are subjects on which I took copious notes and am tentatively planning to turn into series’ here on the blog. Both of them fall under the study of systematic theology and will be highly useful to anyone who reads them (I certainly did not create the content of the classes, so that’s not a reflection on me!).
The first series comes from my Systematic Theology IV class: Sin and Salvation (Hamartiology and Soteriology). The second series came out of Systematic Theology V: The Church (Ecclesiology). Central Seminary structures their systematics (the most core doctrines of the faith, and the ones you’re most likely to find in historic creeds and confessions, along with your own church’s doctrinal statement) into six classes, with some covering just one major area of theology and some covering multiples. I hope to be able to turn the remaining four systematics into blog series’ as well once I complete those classes. But for now, these two series’ alone will likely get us through Spring and into early Summer. I plan to jump in soon, but for today wanted to pass along some resources I’ve been saving up as I’ve run across them, enjoy!