BBST 251: Theology I [HD Video]
by Biola University
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Dr. Erik Thoennes teaches some of the fundamental doctrines of Christianity. These include the biblical doctrines of Christ, the Trinity, man, and sin. Thoennes additionally explains the historical development of many of the doctrines.
|1||VideoIntroduction, Part 1 / Erik Thoennes||Dr. Erik Thoennes introduces his class to the importance of theology using the hymn, "Be Thou My Vision." He continues by relating the personal loves and hates of students to the character of God.||2/1/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|2||VideoIntroduction, Part 2 / Erik Thoennes||Dr. Erik Thoennes walks his class through the course syllabus and explains the significance of the course material. He places particular emphasis on the value of honoring God with proactive studying.||2/3/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|3||VideoThe Knowability of God / Erik Thoennes||After acknowledging the vast incomprehensibility of God, Dr. Erik Thoennes explains the value of knowing God. He argues why knowledge must move Christians to action and explains that theology is the appropriate manifestation of Biblical love.||2/10/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|4||VideoMoralistic Therapeutic Deism / Erik Thoennes||Dr. Erik Thoennes defines the popular belief of Moralistic Therapeutic Deism and shows how it is refuted by good theological practices. He prompts his students to engage culture and evangelism with Biblical love by living out and sharing their theology.||2/15/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|5||VideoDoing Theology / Erik Thoennes||Dr. Erik Thoennes teaches a step-by-step approach to achieving good theology. He explains the progressive processes of textual criticism, exegesis, and Biblical theology as they ultimately lead to systematic theology and teaching. In systematic theology,||2/17/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|6||VideoThe Character of God / Erik Thoennes||Using Moses experience on Mt. Sinai, Dr. Erik Thoennes outlines the character of God. He explains how God reveals Himself through the Bible to be omnipotent, personal, loving, and patient, leading ultimately to His grace and forgiveness.||2/24/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|7||VideoThe Jealousy of God / Erik Thoennes||Continuing through the book of Exodus, Dr. Erik Thoennes explains how God's jealousy comes from His desire to be glorified. Thoennes explains that this righteous desire originated in the Trinity and extends to creation.||3/1/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|8||VideoDoctrine of the Trinity / Erik Thoennes||Dr. Erik Thoennes explains the Biblical evidence and significance of the Trinity, beginning by showing evidence in the Old Testament and continuing into the New Testament. He goes on to emphasize the significance of believing in a Trinitarian God.||3/3/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|9||VideoThe Doctrine of Creation / Erik Thoennes||Dr. Erik Thoennes highlights God's role as Creator in Scripture and makes the point that there is special emphasis on God as the Creator of humans. Based on creation, Thoennes explains that God has no needs but simply delights in humanity, and so humanity||3/15/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|10||VideoThe Doctrine of Humanity / Erik Thoennes||Dr. Erik Thoennes works through the doctrine of creation to obtain a biblical definition of humanity. He makes the significant point that humanity is both made in the image of God and a fallen creature and seeks to establish a healthy tension between thes||3/22/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|11||VideoHumanity and The Image of God / Erik Thoennes||Dr. Erik Thoennes works out a deeper definition of humanity by discussing its essence and function. Thoennes emphasizes that love for God necessarily implies love for other people and discusses how the image of God allows strictly human functions for the||3/24/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|12||VideoThe Image of God, Part II / Erik Thoennes||Dr. Erik Thoennes teaches that Christians are obligated to look at humanity with value from God. He refutes the common view that functionality determines human value and shows that value comes instead from the image of God placed on every person.||3/29/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|13||VideoThe Providence of God / Erik Thoennes||Dr. Erik Thoennes outlines the biblical concepts of God's transcendence, immanence and omnipresence. He works through some of the harder issues of providence to make the statement that God can work in a human heart without objectifying it. He continues on||4/5/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|14||VideoDoctrine of Sin / Erik Thoennes||Dr. Erik Thoennes unpacks a biblical definition of sin. He states that Christians must recognize how humanity is innately foul, how righteous hatred is necessary for godly love, and how sin brings both guilt and pollution. He emphasizes that sin is a pers||4/7/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|15||VideoWho is Jesus? / Erik Thoennes||Dr. Erik Thoennes begins answering the ever-important question of who Christ is. Thoennes emphasizes that Jesus' purpose was to save humanity because humanity cannot save itself. He continues on to highlight attributes of Christ in Scripture.||4/14/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|16||VideoThe Deity of Christ: Son of Man / Erik Thoennes||Dr. Erik Thoennes digs through Scripture to prove that Jesus was fully aware of His deity. Thoennes explains how Jesus draws from various Old Testament examples to call Himself God and makes the point that Jesus was the subject of His own teachings.||4/21/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|17||VideoThe Apostle's Creed / Erik Thoennes||Dr. Erik Thoennes outlines the Apostles' Creed and the significance of its points and accuracy. He discusses some of the theological challenges that have been placed against the creed and explains that preventing such false teaching is absolutely vital to||5/3/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|18||VideoThe Duality of Jesus' Humanity and Divinity / Erik Thoennes||After opening with a hymn, Dr. Erik Thoennes teaches on the reality and importance of the humanity of Christ. He stresses that Jesus understands humanity's pain, toil, and limitations from His time on the earth.||5/5/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|19||VideoHuman Beings in the Image of God / Erik Thoennes||Dr. Erik Thoennes works out a deeper definition of humanity by discussing its essence and function. Thoennes emphasizes that love for God necessarily implies love for other people and discusses how the image of God allows strictly human functions for the||10/19/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|20||VideoCreation: Males and Females / Erik Thoennes||Dr. Erik Thoennes shows that gender is not defined socially but biblically. He discusses the process Christians need to undertake to establish culturally appropriate gender roles from a biblical perspective. He closes by discussing the providence of God.||10/26/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|21||VideoThe Doctrine of Sin / Erik Thoennes||Dr. Erik Thoennes unpacks a biblical definition of sin. He states that Christians must recognize the innate depravity of humanity and emphasizes that sin is a personal affront to God.||10/28/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|22||VideoThe Reversal of Fortune / Erik Thoennes||Dr. Erik Thoennes takes time to examine a hymn and see humanity's need for Christ. He goes on to discuss the fundamental point of the gospel and teaches how humanity is in desperate need of its salvation through Jesus. He emphasizes that the focus in bibl||11/4/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|23||VideoThe Doctrine of Jesus, Part 1 / Erik Thoennes||After reviewing a popular perspective on Jesus as relayed through Oprah Winfrey, Dr. Erik Thoennes takes his class through several key passages to determine what the Bible truly says about Christ. Thoennes shows that Christ is God of the universe, fully h||11/9/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|24||VideoThe Doctrine of Jesus, Part 2 / Erik Thoennes||Dr. Erik Thoennes works through Scripture to show that Jesus was both human and God. He takes particular care to show that Jesus was fully aware of his deity.||11/11/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|25||VideoThe Four Affirmations of Biblical Christology / Erik Thoennes||After reviewing the divinity of Christ, Dr. Erik Thoennes describes Jesus' utter humanity. He gives scriptural evidence to show that Jesus experienced physical limitations, faced temptation, and was not specially gifted as a human.||11/23/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|26||VideoThe Humanity of Christ, Part 1 / Erik Thoennes||Dr. Erik Thoennes uses the beginning of 1 John to emphasize that Christ's humanity is a marvelous thing. He continues to explain that Christ's humanity is eternal, and that if Jesus is not truly human, humanity cannot be saved.||11/30/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|27||VideoThe Humanity of Christ, Part 2 / Erik Thoennes||Dr. Erik Thoennes shows that Jesus' humanity included an active religious life and should serve as a model for Christians today. He also shows that Christ is eternally human and represents humanity before God in heaven.||12/2/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|28||VideoUnity of the Nature of God / Erik Thoennes||Dr. Erik Thoennes teaches on the significance of affirming the distinction of the divine and human natures of Christ, as well as recognizing the unity of the two natures in one person. He emphasizes that each nature must be full and complete to hold an ac||12/7/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
One of the best teachers I have ever head communicate!
I have only watched two of the videos thus far but I plan to watch the whole series. This is top notch material and very edifying!
Please share more courses from this guy
WARNING: The combination of passion and truth in this course are enough to make your heart explode.
He points us straight to God and loves what we see. I would take any course from this man. So, I hope there are more in the works.