Bible Teaching and Everyday Dilemmas
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SEMESTER 2 2023
Monday Evening Unit - Northern Beaches Centre
What does it mean to live a life worthy of the gospel? How can we properly discern what is ‘right’ and ‘good’ in our post-Christian world? How are we to apply our understanding of God’s will to the complex ethical questions facing Christians today?
The aim of this unit is to engage with Scripture in order to develop a coherent ethical framework for thinking and acting, living and loving as faithful disciples of Christ in the 21st century. Our approach will be biblical, systematic and practical.
We will survey the Bible’s ethical teaching and evaluate the major ethical theories. We will also see how the Bible’s teaching applies to a range of issues, e.g. divorce and remarriage, homosexuality and transgenderism, abortion and euthanasia. Throughout we will wrestle with how to engage in productive ethical conversations with both Christians and non-Christians alike.
Lecturers: Rev Rob Smith
AQF level: 5/8
Lecture Mode: on-campus*
Times: Mondays 6.45pm–9.30pm
Dates: 7, 14, 21, 28 August; 4, 11, 18 September; 9, 16, 23, 30 October, 6, 20 (Exam) November 2023
Location: Narrabeen Baptist Church Education Centre, 13 Grenfell Street, Narrabeen, NSW 2101
APE001 = 36hrs – Audit (no assessments)
PE001-512 = 12credit points (1 unit) – UCMin, UCTh, DipTh, AssocDeg, BMin, BTh
PE001-812 = 12 credit points (1 unit) – GDDiv, MMin, MDiv, MTS (where does BDiv go???)
Fees to be made available soon.
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*2023 LECTURE MODES:
On-Campus: units in this mode are delivered face-to-face in the classroom only
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 and off-campus concurrently.