A few days ago, my email alert popped up on screen to let me know an email had just come in. It was from CredoCourses, an online ministry that provides theological teaching to lay people in the church. So I stopped what I was doing and checked it out. Oddly enough, it was a course on doubt (serendipitous I think) and it was free. So I threw it in my cart, checked out, and within a few minutes had the four sessions downloaded.
So, let’s jump in and see what Michael and others at CredoCourses have to say about the doubt I’ve been going through lately…..
As I started my previous Greek studies I stumbled onto a playlist on Youtube that had video lectures and Skype calls with none other than Steven Anderson teaching Biblical Greek. To my surprise, Anderson is “fluent” in Koine Greek and he even put together a documentary focusing on him and Agros Church pastors going over to Greece to witness to people from the Greek New Testament.
Now, I don’t know about all this hoopla. I think it’s a little far fetched to be doing this (it has no draw for me even in English), but each to their own. But, I did find the Greek lectures quite interesting and mildly helpful to a minor degree. Unfortunately, all of Steven Anderson’s videos were deleted from Youtube because of censorship, but I’m glad I was able to go through all the videos in the playlist save, I think, maybe one.
So, let’s talk about what the benefits were of the lectures, what he covered, and some impressive facts about the preacher that everyone loves to hate…..
In this post I would like to talk about an alternative model to the high priced regionally accredited seminaries model we find dotting the globe today, one that can provide you an even better biblical education for little to no money at all.
For awhile now I’ve been taking courses at the Koinonia Institute. It was a “learning center” started by Chuck Missler in the hay-day of K-House, the ministry that supports KI. Now that I’ve been enrolled for awhile (and have been using Missler materials for years) I can attest to the quality of the lectures as well as much of the doctrinal foundation on which it rests.
So, let’s jump in and find out how KI can serve as an alternative to the traditional seminary education….
Audio File Download: Episode 001
You can call me Isaac. And I have to say, I really don’t want to be doing a podcast. More importantly, I don’t want to be doing this podcast in particular. But, for a long time now, I’ve been compelled to reach out.
I’m not sure why.
In the famous words of Amos, “I’m neither a prophet nor the son of a prophet.” Well, I can certainly tell you I’m also not an apostle or an evangelists, or an elder or a teacher. In fact, I would bet good money (not my own money, but) I would bet good money that the church – any church – would classify me best as heretic.
And, I would imagine it’s true to some extent.
But, more on that later.
Right now let me do a little bit of an introduction and what my aim is in starting this broadcast. So, grab a seat and let’s figure out why I’ll be talking into this empty room every week.….
I finished this course a few weeks ago and thought a course review was in order. The title is The Modern Classrooms Project course. I stumbled onto this online class when looking up information on a potential podcast I wanted to do in the future, but will now not be developed. I was surprised when I found this course and hoped it would have a lot of useful information.
You can check all of my assignments for this program here.
So, let’s just jump right in and find out if this course is worth taking….
Quite awhile ago, maybe a year or more, I started the Teaching Company course, Death, Dying, and Afterlife. Most of the lectures I completed during hour long walks down by the beach or out on the Eden property while digging the hole that would/will one day, hopefully, become my monastic cell, a simple shelter or small, dugout cabin.
It was not until I was halfway done with my ThD program that I managed to finish the lectures. Of course, this series was also part of my Unschooled Master of Theology Program, so, it’s probably a good idea to write up a review.
Let’s jump in, then, and find out what this course is all about…
While pursuing my ThD, I finished the Angelology, Anthropology, and Hamartiology course by Dallas Theological Seminary and thought it was time to write up a review on it since it’s part of my Unschooled Master of Theology Program. While you’re at it, you can also check out my other assignments here.
Interested in those mysterious beings, how they are connected to humans and why we are both seemingly plagued by sin? Let’s find out…
This week I finished the Science and the Bible course by KI and figured I’d write up a review on it since it’s part of my Unschooled Master of Theology Program. While you’re at it, you can also check out my other assignments for my uThM here.
At first, my thoughts on this course were a little negative, but since finishing I’ve changed my view a little. I think my poor satisfaction has more to do with these courses being primarily review and not challenging me at all. If I’m being fair, this is not the fault of the course content, it’s my fault for taking the course.
But, the content Chuck Missler presents is always fascinating, even if I’ve heard it before. So, let’s dig in and see what he’s talking about in the Beyond Series.
Here we go…