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We Believe in God

This course briefly surveys what theologians call theology proper or the doctrine of God. It deals with questions such as: Who is God? What are his attributes? What is his eternal plan? What are his works in history? At the most fundamental level, the Scriptures were given to teach us about who God is and what he has done for us. In fact, knowing God is essential for us to understand ourselves and our world.

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About This Course

This course briefly surveys what theologians call theology proper or the doctrine of God. It deals with questions such as: Who is God? What are his attributes? What is his eternal plan? What are his works in history? At the most fundamental level, the Scriptures were given to teach us about who God is and what he has done for us. In fact, knowing God is essential for us to understand ourselves and our world. This course is based on the lecture series, We Believe in God, and is a course delivered to you by THEOn, produced by Third Millennium Ministries. It is hosted by Rev. Dr. Thurman Williams with contributions from a variety of professors.

This course enables all those who are interested in understanding the Christian doctrine of God in greater detail and so is a very helpful course for all Christians, and those who are exploring Christianity as well those who are seeking answers to their questions about God.

Requirements

1.Some level of familiarity with Christian terms and concepts and a desire to learn more about God through his revealed Word.

2. Access to a computer/laptop with internet access.

3. Access to a paper-based or electronic Bible.

4. Able to set aside the appropriate amount of time to be able to learn from the course material and to reflect on it and attempt the course evaluations (quizzes, assignments and discussion forums).

Course Staff

Dr Joshua Iyyadurai

Dr Joshua I

Dr Joshua is a Theological Educator and a Specialist in Religious Conversion and Spiritual/Religious Experience. He is an expert in Research Methodology, especially Qualitative research. He is a sought after Teacher, Writer, Editor and Researcher. He oversees many research projects and guides students with their research proposals. He enjoys expository preaching and can communicate well in both spoken and written forms. He has a Bachelor of Divinity from UBS, Pune and a PhD from University of Madras. He has done his post doctoral work from Global Research Institute, Fuller Theological Seminary, USA. He can be contacted via email on joshuai@theon.in

Julian Panga

Mr. Julian Panga

Julian is passionate about training people for effective ministry in their own local contexts. He serves as a online faculty for SAIACS, Bangalore and THEOn and ministers in a local church every weekend. Julian has a Master of Technology (I.T) degree from RMIT University, Melbourne and a Master of Divinity (Missiology) from SAIACS. He can be contacted directly via email julianp@theon.in

Frequently Asked Questions

What web browser should I use?

The Open edX platform works best with current versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Microsoft Edge or with Internet Explorer version 11 and above.

See our list of supported browsers for the most up-to-date information.

How will the course be delivered

The course will be delivered fully online. All course content is delivered electronically. All instruction videos, learning/reading material, discussion forums and quizzes are accessible through the Open edX platform. The Course Content is divided into 4 lessons. Each lesson has instruction videos, a discussion forum, quizzes and a reflection assignment. Students are encouraged to read the lesson instructions first and then proceeding to view the course videos, attempt the quizzes, contribute to the discussion forum and then submit a reflection essay on the given question. For this course, the reflection essay is optional but highly recommended. This is a self-paced course so there are no set deadlines and you can complete this course at your own pace. However, for maintaining momentum and motivation, we recomend completing a lesson every 2 weeks.

How much time will I need to commit per week

We recommend setting aside 5 hours in a week for an in-depth study of the topics that would be covered in each lesson. This is a self-paced course consisting of 4 lessons. There are no set deadlines and you can complete this course at your own pace. In order to maintain momentum however, we recommend that you aim to complete atleast one lesson every 2 weeks.

How can I contact the course instructors ?

The course instructors will be actively involved in the running of the course. They are available to assist you with any queries you may have about the course or its content. For any content related clarifications, you may post a general query in the Discussion Forum. You may also email the instructors directly at admin@theon.in

What is the purpose of the Wiki ?

The Wiki is a repository of articles, videos, blog posts from external sources that are biblical in nature and would be of some spiritual benefit to the readers. The content in the Wiki will build up over a period of time as students, facilitators and faculty add to it as the course progresses forward. Students are welcome to post content and links to useful information that they may come across in the Wiki ensuring they adhere to the general guidelines about posting in the Wiki. If in doubt, please refer the article first to admin@theon.in for approval.

How do I view my progress in the course ?

Click on the Progress link on the top tab to view your upto date progress in this course.

  1. Course Number

    TH002
  2. Classes End

    Dec 31, 2018
  3. Estimated Effort per week(hrs)

    5:00