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SEMESTER 1 2021
Wednesday Daytime Unit
EMO25 -612/712/812 + EM205-912 (Capstone)
Jesus commissioned his disciples to ‘go and make disciples’ (Mt 28:19); Peter exhorted, ‘Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have’ (1 Pt 3:15); and Paul lamented, ‘How can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard?’ (Rm 10:14).
As Christians, we have a commission, exhortation and passion to evangelise, but do you ever get the feeling that our culture has changed, and methods of evangelism which once worked very well last century, no longer seem as effective? How do you tell your friends about Jesus in a postmodern, post-Christian, relativist world? Jesus has not changed, but our culture's systems of hearing and believing have altered.
In this unit we will explore the theological, philosophical and practical dimensions of evangelism. We will seek to understand how people's cultures and contexts affect how they hear and believe the gospel. We will explore the implications for evangelistic preaching, using our testimony, apologetics, Bible storytelling and evangelism in community.
Lecturer: Tim Silberman
AQF level: 6/7/8/9
Lecture Mode: hybrid*
Times: Wednesdays 2.30pm-3.20pm + 3.30pm-4.20pm + 4.25pm-5.15pm
Dates: 10, 17, 24 February; 10, 17, 31 March; 21, 28 April; 5 19, 26 May; 2 June 2021 (Exam period = 10-21 June)
Location: Roberts-Dale Campus, 140 Croydon Avenue, Croydon Park 2133
Credit Points and Costs:
AEM025 = 36hrs - Audit (no assessments) - $390 on-campus*/$351 off-campus*
EM025-612 = 12cp (1 unit) - DipTh, AssocDeg, BMin, BTh - $2520
EM025-712 = 12cp (1 unit) - BMin, BTh - $2520
EM025-812 = 12cp (1 unit) - GDDiv, MDiv, MTS - $2520
EM205-912 = 12cp (1 unit) Capstone - MDiv, MTS - $2520
*2021 LECTURE MODES:
On-Campus: units in this mode are delivered face-to-face in the classroom only, with a limit on numbers (for Covid safety).
Off-campus: units in this mode are delivered live online only, that is, a mix of online lectures, videos, activities and interaction with lecturers and fellow students.
Hybrid: units in this mode are delivered both on-campus (limited face-to-face numbers) and off-campus (live online) concurrently.