Monday, August 21, 2006


by Laura Springer, M.Div.
-tentative and subject to change-
-updated 122106-

Course Description
Bedrock Beliefs introduces some essentials of Christian theology through readings and in-class discussion. Topics include the bible, God, humanity, sin, salvation, church, and last things. Special attention is given to worshipful theological reflection and the place of theology and worldview in forming Christ-followers.

Learning Objectives

1. Define key theological terms.
2. Explain how theology relates to godly living and thinking.
3. Describe the components of a worldview and theology’s contribution to that worldview.

1. Practice worshipful theological reflection.
2. Explain the importance of theology in the life of the believer.

Behavioral--Actions and Skills
1. Meditate on key passages and journal theological reflections.
2. Create a devotional notebook that combines theological reflection, key Scripture readings, and prayers of praise and request.

Learning Activities
1. Read assigned chapters in the Theology Reader in preparation for each class discussion (see the assignment schedule).
2. Meditate on the assigned Scripture Readings in preparation for each class discussion (see the assignment schedule).
3. Keep a journal of theological reflections, questions, insights, and prayers.
4. Create a devotional notebook. For each category (prolegomena, bibliology, theology proper, Christology, pneumatology, anthropology, hamartiology, soteriology, ecclesiology, and eschatology) the notebook should include:
a. Definitions of key terms/Explanations of key ideas
b. At least one pertinent Scripture reading
c. A prayer of request and/or praise


Jan 7
Prolegomena: First Things
Bibliology: the Bible

Jan 14
Theology Proper: Father
Christology: Jesus
Pneumatology: Holy Spirit

Jan 21
Anthropology: Humanity
Hamartiology: Sin

Jan 28
Soteriology: Salvation
Ecclesiology: Church
Eschatology: Last Things
Developing a Christian Worldview

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