Several Open Books

Courses

THURSDAY EVENINGS

730PM-930PM

Theology of Worship

6 October to 1 December 2022

Professor Mark Dalbey

 

The Sunday Corporate Worship Service is often seen as the highlight of the church's weekly calendar. Yet, have you wondered why we do what we do in our worship services, and what impact this has on our lives for the rest of the week? Join us as we gain a deeper understanding of the theological and biblical rationale of worship!

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Readings

1. Christ-Centred Worship: Letting the Gospel Shape our Practice

by Brayn Chapell

An accessible and engaging book that provides the church with a biblical and historical perspective to worship, demonstrating how the gospel that has shaped key worship traditions should shape today's worship as well.

 Past Courses 

How to Teach the Bible Effectively

7 July to 1 September April 2022

Professor Tasha Chapman

 

You may know the Holy Scriptures well, but how well can you teach it to others? Join us in learning the foundational elements of Christian education so that we can teach the Bible more effectively to others. 

New Testament Survey

10 February to 7 April 2022

Professor David W. Chapman

 

Want to better understand the gospels and epistles found in the New Testament? Join us as Dr. David Chapman brings us through a survey of cultural context and major themes of the New Testament, including their implications for the believer’s faith and life!

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Old Testament Survey

21 October to 16 December 2021

Professor Aaron Goldstein

 

Does the Old Testament feel like a random mix of people, events and ideas to you? Join us and gain a big picture overview of the Old Testament story, and how each of its four sections - The Pentateuch, Historical Books, Prophetical Books, Psalms and Wisdom Literature - come together as an interrelated whole. 

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Singleness, Marriage
& Sexuality

5 August to 23 September 2021

Professor Dan Doriani

What does the Bible have to say about sex, singleness, marriage and sexuality, such as transgenderism? Join us as we seek to understand and winsomely respond to society's evolving views on sexuality and gender with faithfulness to God's Word.

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Apologetics & Evangelism

1 April to 20 May 2021

Professor Zack Eswine

 

How did Jesus do evangelism? And how can we too handle questions and objections to the faith with the spirit and love of Jesus? Join us as we learn from how Jesus and the early Christians engaged in apologetics with those around them. 

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Evangelism in a skeptical world

Church & Last Things

14 January to 4 March 2021

Professor Brad Matthews

What is the Church really supposed to do and be? How does understanding eschatology impact my faith and day-to-day living? Join us and grow in purposeful living as we await Christ's return.

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The Bible and the Future

Christian Ethics

17 September to 5 November 2020

Professor Dan Doriani

How are we to live as Christians in all of life? Whether it's in our thinking, our recreation, our eating, and friendships, Christ redeems us to live rightly. Join us for the course and discover how the gospel affects our lives completely and comprehensively. 

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Calling, Work

and Vocation

25 June to 13 August 2020

Professor Brad Matthews

What is my 'calling'? How does my work relate with God's work in His world? And how does the Fall affect how we work today? Join us as we uncover our purpose in the world through work and vocation. 

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Work