BBST 450: Character of God [Video]
by Biola University
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Student favorite Dr. Erik Thoennes passionately lectures on the character of God as revealed throughout the Bible. He examines the orthodox view of God's attributes and explores how we learn about God and the cultural influences that play a part on our understanding. Of special note is his lecture on Godly jealousy - how God vigorously pursues and loves his people - a topic on which he is an author and expert.
|1||VideoIntroduction to the Character of God / Erik Thoennes||Dr. Erik Thoennes introduces the incredibly important theological foundation of the character of God. In his lecture, Dr. Thoennes analyzes the hymn "Guide Me O Thou Great Redeemer" in order to establish a framework for humble pursuit of the greatness of||8/31/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
|2||VideoTheocentrism / Erik Thoennes||Dr. Erik Thoennes promotes the centrality of the character of God in the life of the Christian disciple. Dr. Thoennes also unpacks the overwhelming experience of beholding the glory of God.||9/7/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
|3||VideoCultural Influence on Understanding of God / Erik Thoennes||Dr. Erik Thoennes uses the popular hymn "Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing" in order to dive into an examination of the influence culture has on understanding God. Dr. Thoennes advocates a return to the fundamental truths of God's character in order to co||9/14/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
|4||VideoGodly Jealousy / Erik Thoennes||Dr. Erik Thoennes discusses the exegetical process of discovering the biblical expressions of Godly jealousy. In his lecture, Dr. Thoennes focuses on the need to diligently examine passages of Scripture within the broader picture of the Bible.||9/21/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
|5||VideoThe Glory of God / Erik Thoennes||Dr. Erik Thoennes presents the glory of God as the underlying theme throughout the entire Bible. Dr. Thoennes also demonstrates how a proper understanding of the glory and excellence of God's character will undoubtedly influence the life of the disciple.||9/28/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
|6||VideoIf God Is for Us, Who Can Be Against Us? / Erik Thoennes||Dr. Erik Thoennes unfolds the profound reality that God acts on the behalf of his people. In light of this truth, Dr. Thoennes provides practical responses that should manifest themselves in the life of the believer.||10/12/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
|7||VideoThe Attributes of God / Erik Thoennes||Dr. Erik Thoennes speaks on the immense impact a sound understanding of the attributes of God has on discipleship. Dr. Thoennes also suggests that the attributes of God should serve as anchors in the study of Scripture.||10/26/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
|8||VideoThe Attributes of God. Part II / Erik Thoennes||Dr. Erik Thoennes examines the idea that God's ways are higher than the ways of humanity as presented in Isaiah 55. In his lecture, Dr. Thoennes discusses how this disparity should lead believers into postures of conviction, peace, fear, and love.||11/2/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
|9||VideoThe Wrath of God / Erik Thoennes||Dr. Erik Thoennes challenges his listeners to simultaneously consider the kindness and wrath of God in unison with one another. Dr. Thoennes also lays out key principles of God's wrath and weighs them in light of the other aspects of his character.||11/9/2011||Free||View In iTunes|