I finished the Learn the Bible in 24 Hours – New Testament course which is a requirement for my Unschooled Master of Theology program. I’m really excited to finish the Discussion Question assignment and move on to individual book courses. My ultimate plan this year (2021-2022) is to complete all of Chuck Missler’s individual book commentaries. As a note: the instructions say to answer at least one question for each session, but for these (and most) courses I take, especially since I have no time constraints anymore, I opt to answer all questions provided.

So, lets jump in and see what I learned from this course…

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While finishing a course from Credo House awhile back, I stumbled onto J P Moreland, a professor in Philosophy from Biola University, and immediately took to his teaching style and subject matter.

So, as part of my Unschooled Master of Theology program, I wanted to add as much material from him as I could. I quickly found most of his books, watched several presentations on Youtube, yet I still could not find any course lectures anywhere. But, hey, I’m getting ahead of the story.

You can read all of my course assignments for my Unschooled Master of Theology here.

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This paper is an assignment for the Angelology, Anthropology, and Hamartiology Course at DTS which is part of my Unschooled Master’s of Theology Program. The assignment is to write a doctrinal statement covering the major subject matter of the course, with details outlined in the syllabus.

You can read all of my uThM assignments here.

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Several months ago I started a Teaching Company course titled Death, Dying, and Afterlife and despite several false starts and middle of the road stalls I finally finished all the lectures and now that my ThD program is finished I am finally able to complete the assignment for this course. This course is part of my Unschooled Master of Theology program.

So, lets jump in and see what there is to learn about death…

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I finished the course Principles of Biblical Teaching from the Theology Program at Credo House, fulfilling part of my Unschooled Master of Theology program and this assignment is part of that requirement – it is a paper presenting a comprehensive Philosophy of Teaching.

You can read all of my course assignments for my Unschooled Master of Theology in Biblical Studies here.

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I finished the Humanity and Sin course (part of the Theology Program) which is a requirement for my Unschooled Master of Theology program and figured it is time for a course review.

So, lets jump in and see if we can’t finish before summer’s end…

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I finished the second book required in the Principles of Biblical Teaching course, titled Effective Biblical Teaching, which is part of the Theology Program at Credo House. This course is also part of my Unschooled Master of Theology program.

So, let’s see why this book really isn’t all that different from the others I’ve read so far…

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I finished the Humanity and Sin course (part of the Theology Program) which is a requirement for my Unschooled Master of Theology program. But, shortly after I finished the lecture videos and before I could complete the discussion questions, I was accepted into my doctorate program, so everything was put on hold.

Now that I’m finished, I wanted to finish the discussion questions for this course and post them on the blog.

So, lets jump in and see what I learned from this course…

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There were two books assigned as part of the Theology Program from Credo House course, Principles of Biblical Teaching and here is a review of the first book by Howard Hendricks, Teaching to Change Lives.

This course was taken as part of my Unschooled Master of Theology program.

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About ten months ago I did a head to head matchup between a paid Bible program and a free one (TheWord). Well, some things have changed since that post.

Long story short, I simply had to walk away from Accordance and leave my $500+ on the table. The program was total and complete trash and their Tech Support was even worse! From the time I first purchased and downloaded the program, it crashed right out of the gate. Tech Support didn’t really seem all that interested in helping. Most of the time when I would ask them a question they would send me to the forums online. The people on the forums were often rude. I can’t count the number of times I received the same response, “No, you can’t do that with Accordance.”

It was the worst possible experience I think I’ve ever had with a computer program before. Certainly the most expensive experience.

So, after walking away $500+ poorer, I decided to try Logos. I’d initially heard negatives about the program so I was hesitant. Plus, I was still reeling from the Accordance-Gate fiasco. But, I took the risk. I downloaded the free copy and purchased a couple Bibles and tried it out.

The first hour turned into the first day, that rolled its way into the first week, and before I realized it, I was back at Logos.com buying a few more items.

Well, flash forward about 8 months and I was finished with my MA degree and recently accepted into a ThD program. In theory, the free program would have worked. I purchased several items that patched holes where I could find them, but it still was a little shaky. There were several features I needed (aka wanted) that required a package upgrade.

I spent several days researching packages, feature sets, book collections. One of the biggest issues I have with Logos is the cost of Commentaries. It’s ridiculous. $1500 for a set of books written in the 1800’s? Really? I wanted to purchase the Diamond or Collector’s Edition but that would cost around $3000-$7000. I don’t have that kind of money to spend on books. So I settled or the Essentials package and I downloaded the update yesterday.

So lets talk about LOGOS (and how much better it is than Accordance)!
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This document serves as the official Practicum Proposal (Practicum #1) for my Unschooled Master of Theology in Biblical Studies (uThM) program. This practicum will consist of no less than 100 hours of documented interaction with the avocation of online academic instruction, ultimately leading to the development of a comprehensive online Christian Philosophical Curriculum.

These documents will be updated periodically as progress is made.

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As part of my Unschooled Master of Theology Program I started working through the entire corpus of the Church Fathers. All 37 volumes.

I have just finished the first letter by Ignatius, The Epistle to the Ephesians. Not quite the page turner I always hope it will be. But there are some interesting points to bring up.

In this letter he appears to be arrested by authorities and will be delivered over to the executioners. He was apparently thrown to “the wild beasts” at Rome and “rent to pieces.”

It is hard for one to imagine in the West being tortured and beaten and ultimately killed all because of your faith. How many of us could truly say we would die for our faith?

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