For several years in the
90s I undertook an Open Theological College Degree which progressed
almost to diploma level before health problems led me to give up. As I
tell people, I'm a couple of essays short of a diploma.
These essays are some of
the work I did then, just to prove I'm not entirely incapable of
academic research, and in case any of the insights gained might be of
use to someone out there.
Of course, I would never
think for a moment that any theological students would nick the essays
and pass them off as their own work. After all, what does it profit a
man to gain a whole First and lose his soul?
◊Why did the
early Church feel it was important to set out the clearly-defined
“confessions” or statements of faith, found in the early creeds?
◊The role of
◊KEEPING THE FAITH - Making Sense of the Christian Creeds
A study guide for churches.
Metaphor of Israel as God’s Flock in the Book of Psalms
is the form-critical categorisation of the psalms into ‘types’?
your own psalm, using the poetry, form, theology and composition of Israelite
◊Compare the rival attractions of Lady Wisdom and Dame Folly in
◊Prepare a lecture to a conference of Christian GPs and psychologists
on the value of the Book of Job in counselling
is the predominant christological concern of Luke’s Gospel?
according to Luke, was Jesus crucified?
was the first Pentecostalist’. Discuss
Luke, the mission to the Jews has failed.' Give a critical explanation
and evaluation of this verdict
apologetic method in Acts
THE EARLY CHURCH:
◊How and why did Christianity win the Roman
◊How was the orthodox doctrine of the Trinity formulated?
◊Compare Anselm and Abélard on the work of Christ
◊Dissent before the Reformation
◊Biography of John Calvin
key themes of the Reformation
features and contemporary lessons of revival
◊The Meaning of the Kingdom of God and Mission
◊Outline the factors that make communication of the gospel difficult in
the Western context
is the role of the Church in mission? Illustrate your answer with
reference the work of David Bosch