Course Description

As an introductory course on Christian theology, the content of our faith will be understood in the context of “the one, holy, catholic (i.e. universal), and apostolic church” as confessed in the Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed (A.D. 381).

The lectures will follow the overall Trinitarian structure of the Creed, and where applicable, read in light of the Protestant-Reformation heritage. Weekly sessions will involve reading, reflection & response (as well as discussion during live sessions) to topical readings, both primary and secondary.

  • Location

    Online via Zoom

  • Dates

    Monday
    Sep: 5, 19
    Oct: 3, 17, 31
    Nov: 21, 28

  • Time

    7:15–10.00PM

Instructor

Dr Tan Seng-Kong

Lecturer of Systematic and Spiritual Theology

Seng Kong is our Lecturer of Systematic and Spiritual Theology. He is a graduate from Regent College, Vancouver (MA, Spiritual Theology). Seng Kong completed his PhD in Systematic Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary, where he focused his research on Jonathan Edwards's doctrine of salvation. Seng Kong was formerly an architect, and is currently serving at Bethel Assembly of God. When he isn’t preoccupied with theological materials, he dabbles with indoor gardening, watches Korean media with his wife, and eats Indian food with his son.

Course Curriculum

  • 2

    Announcements

    • Useful Links

  • 3

    1. Introduction

    • Introduction

    • Lecture 1, Part 1

    • Lecture 1, Part 2

    • Lecture 1, Part 3

    • Lecture 1, Part 4

    • Lecture 1 Slides

    • Statement of Faith 1

    • Reading 1a: Experience makes a Theologian

    • Reading 1b: Luther on Vocation

    • Reflection

  • 4

    2. The Living God: Divine Unity and Attributes

    • Introduction

    • Lecture 2, Part 1: The Living God: Divine Unity and Attributes

    • Lecture 2 Slides

    • Statement of Faith 2: Westminster Confession of Faith

    • Reading 2a: Does God Suffer? -T Weinandy

    • Reading 2b: Undying Love -T Billings

    • Optional: The Story Behind 'Rejoicing in Lament' -T Billings

    • Optional: 'My Incurable Condition: How to Pray for Someone with a Terminal Diagnosis' -T Billings

    • Reflection

  • 5

    3. The Living God: God the Trinity

    • Introduction

    • Lecture 3, Part 1

    • Lecture 3, Part 2

    • God the Trinity Lecture Slides

    • Statement of Faith 3: The Athanasian Creed

    • Reading 3a: Sermon 55 (On the Trinity) -J Wesley

    • Reading 3b: A Trinitarian Doctrine of Christian Vocation -S HarrowerFile

    • Reflection

  • 6

    4.Divine Creation, Preservation, & Providence

    • Introduction

    • Lecture 4, Part 1

    • Lecture 4, Part 2

    • Lecture 4 Slides

    • Catechism of the Catholic Church

    • Work and Meaning

    • Reflection

  • 7

    5. God the Son: Humanity & Sin

    • Introduction

    • Lecture 5, Part 1

    • Lecture 5, Part 2

    • Lecture 5 Slides

    • Statement of Faith 5a: The Council of Orange

    • Statement of Faith 5b: The Augsburg Confession

    • Reading 5: The Imago Dei as Vocation

    • Reflection

  • 8

    6.God the Son: The Identity of Christ

    • Introduction

    • Lecture 6, Part 1

    • Lecture 6, Part 2

    • Lecture 6, Part 3

    • Lecture 6, Part 4

    • Lecture 6, Part 5

    • Lecture 6 Slides

    • Statement of Faith 6: The Council of Chalcedon

    • Reading 6a: The Excellency of Christ

    • 6b: Performing Christ

    • Lecture MCQ Questions 6

    • Reflection

  • 9

    7. God the Son: The Mission of Christ

    • Introduction

    • Lecture 7, Part 1

    • Lecture 7, Part 2

    • Lecture 7 Slides

    • Statement of Faith 7: The Nicene Creed

    • Reading 7a: Christ's Sacrifice

    • Reading 7b: On the Incarnation of the Word

    • Reading 7c: Following Jesus in a Globalized Marketplace

    • Lecture MCQ Questions 7

    • Reflection

  • 10

    8. God the Son: His Ongoing Ministry

    • Lecture 8: Audio Lectures by James Torrance

    • Statement of Faith 8: The Augsburg Confession (Justification)

    • Reading 8a: The Sole Priesthood of Christ

    • Reading 8b: Going Deep

    • Reflection

  • 11

    9. God the Holy Spirit: The Identity of the Holy Spirit

    • Introduction

    • Lecture 9, Part 1

    • Lecture 9, Part 2

    • Lecture Slides

    • Statement of Faith 9: The Nicene Creed

    • Reading 9a: On the Holy Spirit

    • Reading 9b: Analyzing and Understanding the Faith at Work Movement

    • Lecture MCQ Questions

    • Reflection

  • 12

    10. Mission of the Holy Spirit

    • Lecture 10, Part 1

    • Lecture 10, Part 2

    • Lecture 10, Part 3

    • Lecture Slides

    • Audio Sermon: The Repentance of Believers

    • Lecture MCQ Questions

    • Reflection

  • 13

    11. The Sacraments

    • Lecture 11.1, Part 1

    • Lecture 11.1, Part 2

    • Lecture 11.1 Part 3

    • Lecture 11.2, Part 1

    • Lecture 11.2, Part 2

    • Lecture 11.2, Part 3

    • Lecture 11.3, Part 1

    • Lecture 11.3, Part 2

    • Lecture 11.3, Part 3

    • Lecture 11.1 Slides

    • Lecture 11.2 Slides

    • Lecture 11.3 Slides

    • Statement of Faith 11a: The Second Helvetic Confession

    • Statement of Faith 11b: Eucharistic Doctrine (ARCIC)

    • Reading 11: Mass, Mission & Eucharistic Living

    • Optional Video Links

    • Lecture MCQ Questions

    • Reflection

  • 14

    12. The Nature of the Church

    • Introduction

    • Video: On Ecclesiology (Greg Peters)

    • Statement of Faith 12: Unity Statement Revised

    • Reading 12: Toward a Marketplace Missiology

    • Reflection

  • 15

    Topic 13. The Last Things

    • Introduction

    • Video: Cosmic and Individual Eschatology (Mark Saucy)

    • Video: The Kingdom of God (Mark Saucy

    • Statement of Faith 13a: The Westminster Confession of Faith

    • Statement of Faith 13b: Eschatology—The Doctrine of Last Things (PCUSA)

    • Reading 13c: Marketplace and Missional Church

    • Reflection