Thursday, January 27, 2011

The First Day of Semester Two.

Meredith has asked that I start blogging more about my classes to keep everyone up to date on how my education is going.  Today was day one of semester two, and it seems like it will be an interesting semester. As Meredith pointed out I am taking a pretty hefty load this semester, and it is heavy on theology this time around. This is a good thing as I prefer theology classes over language classes.

Today was what my normal Thursday will be, so I only had "God and Humanity" today.  First classes are always heavy on syllabus readings. Dr. Williams was pretty quick in explaining the class though.  He reminded us this is the first of 3 systematic theology classes that will work through the Apostles' Creed.  So for class one we will be dealing with, "I believe in God, the Father Almighty, the Maker of heaven and earth." The subsequent classes are named "Christ and Humanity" and "Ecclesiology and Eschatology".

I really look forward to this class as we examine, tear down, and build up the theology of God the Father and his Covenantal Lordship. We will also explore, hopefully pretty in-depth, the idea of "image bearer". I have posted below the reading list for the class.  I thank you for your prayers for us, and for my classes.

The Mission of God, Christopher Wright (Luckily I own this)
Reformed Dogmatcis, Vol 2: God and Creation, Herman Bavinck (I will soon own this as I ordered it on amazon about 5 minutes ago)
Not the Way It's Supposed to Be,  Cornelius Plantinga
The Doctrine of Humanity, Charles Sherlock
Why I'm Not an Armenian,  Robert Peterson and Michael Williams (Both Covenant Professors)
Westminster Shorter Catechism and Westminster Confession of Faith (As a good Presbyterian I own multiple copies of these)

1 comment:

Sara said...

Those classes sound really interesting, especially the one sorting through the Apostles' Creed. Save those notes.... you'll have a fantastic sermon series at the end of those classes. My Systematic Theology classes were my favorites. So rich!

Have a great semester, Marty! You'll be great!!