Christian Theology for Everyday Life TS101-TKC-AY-SPL
Learn to reflect on how Christian theology can be expressed through your vocational calling. [This is a 3 credit, core course]
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.
Dr Tan Kok Choon
Lecture 1, Part 1
Lecture 1, Part 2
Lecture 1, Part 3
Lecture 1, Part 4
Lecture 1 Slides
Reading 1a: Luther, "Experience makes a Theologian"
Reading 1b: Kolden, "Luther on Vocation"
Statement of Faith 1: Apostles' Creed (background & full text)
Lecture MCQ 1
Session 2 Part 1
Lecture 2 pt 2
Lecture 2 pt 3
Lecture 2 Slides
Reading 2a: Weinandy, "Does God Suffer?"
Reading 2b: Billings, "Undying Love"
Statement of Faith 2: Westminster Confession of Faith (background & full text)
Lecture MCQ Questions 2
Optional: The Story Behind 'Rejoicing in Lament' - Todd Billings
Optional: 'My Incurable Condition: How to Pray for Someone with a Terminal Diagnosis' -T Billings
Lecture 3, Part 1
Lecture 3, Part 2
God the Trinity Lecture Slides
Reading 3a: Wesley, "Sermon 55 (On the Trinity)"
Reading 3b: Harrower, "A Trinitarian Doctrine of Christian Vocation"
Statement of Faith 3: The Athanasian Creed (background & full document)
Lecture MCQ Questions 3
SK Tan, "Trinity in the Early Christianity" (Ethos Annual Conference 2021) [optional]
Lecture 4, Part 1
Lecture 4, Part 2
Lecture 4 Slides
Reading 4: Kolden, "Work and Meaning"
Statement of Faith 4: Catechism of the Catholic Church
Lecture MCQ Questions 4
Lecture 5, Part 1
Lecture 5, Part 2
Lecture 5 Slides
Reading 5: The Imago Dei as Vocation
Statement of Faith 5a: The Council of Orange
Statement of Faith 5b: The Augsburg Confession
Lecture MCQ Questions 5
Lecture 6, Part 1
Lecture 6, Part 2
Lecture 6, Part 3
Lecture 6, Part 4
Lecture 6, Part 5
Lecture 6 Slides
Reading 6a: Edwards, "The Excellency of Christ"
Reading 6b: Ward. "Performing Christ"
Statement of Faith 6: The Council of Chalcedon
Lecture MCQ Questions 6
Lecture 7, Part 1
Lecture 7, Part 2
Lecture 7 Slides
Reading 7a: Edwards, "Christ's Sacrifice"
Reading 7b: Athanasius, "On the Incarnation of the Word"
Reading 7c: Wright, "Following Jesus in a Globalized Marketplace"
Statement of Faith 7: The Nicene Creed
Lecture MCQ Questions 7
Lecture 8.1: Prayer as Communion - Participating by Grace in the Triune Life of God
Lecture 8.2: Prayer and the Priesthood of Christ, pt 1
Lecture 8.3: Prayer and the Priesthood of Christ, pt 2
Reading 8a: Torrance, "The Sole Priesthood of Christ"
Reading 8b: Stevens, "Going Deep"
Statement of Faith 8: The Augsburg Confession (Justification)
James Torrance, "Prayer and the Triune God of Grace" (optional, external links)
Lecture 9, Part 1
Lecture 9, Part 2
Reading 9a: Basil, "On the Holy Spirit"
Reading 9b: Miller, "Analyzing and Understanding the Faith at Work Movement"
Statement of Faith 9: The Nicene Creed (381 AD)
Lecture MCQ Questions
Lecture 10, Part 1
Lecture 10, Part 2
Lecture 10, Part 3
Reading 10a: Wesley, "The Repentance of Believers" (1767)
Reading 10b: Stortz, "Purpose-Driven or Spirit-Led: A Spirituality of Work or the Work of the Spirit?"
Lecture MCQ Questions
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 (background & full text)
Statement of Faith 11b: Eucharistic Doctrine (ARCIC)
Reading 11c: Watkins, "Mass, Mission & Eucharistic Living"
Optional Video Links
Lecture MCQ Questions
Video: On Ecclesiology (Greg Peters)
Statement of Faith 12a: Unity Statement Revised
Reading 12b: Johnson, "Toward a Marketplace Missiology"
Video: Cosmic and Individual Eschatology (Mark Saucy)
Video: The Kingdom of God (Mark Saucy)
Statement of Faith 13a: The Westminster Confession of Faith, Art. 32 & 33
Statement of Faith 13b: Eschatology—The Doctrine of Last Things (PCUSA)
Reading 13c: Christensen, "Marketplace and Missional Church"
Book Chapter Review
Integration -Reflection Paper