Registration Deadline: October 6, 2015
Below is a course outline of what you can expect to learn at the Yellowstone Theological Institute Bellingham fall session. Classes will be held at Hillcrest Chapel (1400 Larrabee Ave). To find out more information, go here.
THEO 201 Transformatio
[Prayer and Ethics]
Dr. Jay Smith
Transformatio – ‘transformation’ – is the root of Christian theology. This course enables the Christian student to understand the exchange of God’s grace and humankind’s faith in a transformative process that results in a life-long conversation with God (prayer) and a human life marked by a transformed approach to living (ethics), identified by the life, death and resurrection of Jesus, and the active interior presence of the Holy Spirit.
BIB 201 Old Testament:
Text, Theology & Interpretation
Dr. Bill Fowler
The Old Testament is vast, spanning from the creation of the cosmos to the exile of God’s people Israel. In this course, we seek to examine the particular contexts, images, and stories of the Old Testament, focusing on theology and interpretation to show how scripture unfolds as one magnificent drama that situates us in relationship to God and his world.
FREE LECTURE SERIES
OCTOBER 26-29, 2015 / 7:00-8:30 PM / BELLINGHAM, WASH.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 26
THE TRINITY: Imagination, Reality & Power
The doctrine of the Trinity lies at the heart of the Christian faith, yet relatively few understand its meaning or importance. Is the Trinity a symbol? Does it simply mean “3”? Or, is Trinity “Neo’s girlfriend” in the Matrix movies? This class examines the importance of the Trinity for the follower of Jesus in the 21st century.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27
The B-I-B-L-E: Is that the book for me?
The Bible has been ridiculed, marginalized and disregarded as a vessel for truth in the modern era. It has been commercialized almost beyond recognition. This class examines the history, authority and power of the Christian scriptures for today.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28
A Woman Interrupted: Anger, Abortion and Redemption
Women in 21st century America are held to impossible standards and subjected to frustrating demands. From the insistence on unreasonable body types to emotionally damaging sexual expectations and reproductive controls, women are called to bear the unbearable in postmodern culture. This class examines the postmodern insults to women and God’s healing redemption.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29
Second Place Sexuality: Why Sex Does Not Define Human Meaning!
There is no issue that is more contested than that of human sexual function, desire and expression in Western culture. This lecture explores what it means to be human, the created nature of sexual expression and how followers of Christ are to bethe image of God in the world today.
About Our Lecturer
Dr. Jay Smith
Dr. Jay Smith is the President and Bridger Professor of Theology & Ethics at Yellowstone Theological Institute. He has taught at Howard Payne University, Baylor University and the United States Naval Academy. He is the co-author with Stanley Grenz of The Pocket Dictionary of Ethics (IVP 2003) and Created for Community Revised Edition (Baker Academic 2015).