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Ethics and Contemporary Issues (PE211i/301i)
May 2019 Postgraduate Unit
Deuteronomy has been called the most important book of the Old Testament, and is often compared to Romans in the New Testament. To heed its call is to “Choose Life!” (30:19). We’re familiar with its call to love God with all our heart, yet the remainder of the book is seldom read. In fact, Deuteronomy consists largely of the first major example of preaching in the Bible, yet the book is seldom tapped as a resource for preaching today.
In this unit we’ll be looking at the book of Deuteronomy in conjunction with the SMBC Biennial Preaching Conference (6-9 May). There’ll be sermons by Janson Condren, Kirk Patston, Matt Fuller, David Jones, and Jonny Gibson, as well as specialised seminars at MA level. The unit will cover crucial aspects of interpreting Deuteronomy, critiquing sermons on it, looking at some themes and passages in detail, and dealing with issues that affect how we apply the book today.
More information on this intensive unit
If you are interested in this unit, please feel free to contact our registrars for a unit outline on 02 9747 4780 or email.
The Master of Arts (Theology/Ministry) is designed to provide you with opportunities to develop your ministry skills and facilitate further theological contemplation. Based on coursework, a feature of the Master of Arts (MA) is the opportunity to do assessments that have direct relevance to your current ministry involvement.
Most MA units are completed in intensive study mode. This includes a week of face-to-face lectures and discussions at SMBC, with pre-reading beforehand and assignments completed afterwards at home. A majority of MA students are active in ministry, whether in Australia or overseas, providing an ideal classroom environment to benefit from the experiences of others and build networks for ministry support.