Introduction to Theological Studies

Modern evangelical theology is extremely diverse. Even those only somewhat familiar with Christian doctrines are aware that devout believers have different views on many topics. Others wonder if theological unity is even a worthy goal.

How are followers of Jesus to determine what theological convictions to hold? And what is more, how do we decide what level of conviction to assign to any particular Christian belief? What role does interpreting Scripture play? What can we learn from the hundreds of years of church tradition? How about our present church community? And what part should individual Christian living and judgment play?

  • Provide viewers with a helpful and useful method for discerning Christian beliefs and for determining levels of convictions for those beliefs.
  • Overview the various ways Christians have interpreted the Bible.
  • Consider the roles of church tradition and present community in building theology.
  • Evaluate the impact of individual Christian living on Christian beliefs.