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…

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I just finished another course at the Koinonia Institute and, so far, I’m finding the topical courses are not nearly as good as the systematic, contextual reviews of the biblical text by Missler himself.

This course was a two lecture briefing, but it was really odd how it’s title about Demons, and specifically 1 Timothy 4:1 where Paul states, “In latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons.” But, throughout the course, there is actually little to no mention of demons!

I guess we can chock it up to lesson learned. It is a personal goal to complete all KI courses (at least those on my personalized Study Plan for my uThM Program).

So, let’s go through the Discussion Questions despite the glaring absence of the actual topic in question….

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The other day I received a comment on a review I did for one of the courses I had just finished. It was actually by Michael Patton from Credo House, and he asked if I’ve ever tried one of the courses on Credo Courses.

Well, I’ve been a fan of Michael’s since finding his Theology Program on Bible.org. I’ve finished two of the six courses in the program and really like them.

But, my research since starting my Unschooled Master of Theology Program has shifted toward the study of death, consciousness, and afterlife – not leaving much room for extraneous studies.

I looked at the website, though (I happened to get the internet working at the Eden property, but not very well), and I happened onto a lecture by J.P. Moreland about the soul. This fit in perfect with my current research, so I could justify the time, not to mention it was currently free!

When I got back to civilization today, the first thing I did was download the lecture and dig in. And, I have to admit, I was pleasantly surprised at what I found.

So, let’s take a deep dive into all things related to the existence of the soul, shall we?

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This afternoon I finished the Teaching Company course, Exploring Metaphysics. It’s been a long time since I started this course, maybe a year or more ago. But, due to the ability to incorporate listening to lectures while at work (as well as finish up the bulk of the discussion questions), I’ve been able to finally finish this one.

I took this course on as part of my Unschooled Master of Theology Program. You can check out all assignments for this program here.

For now, let’s take a look at what’s so interesting about Metaphysics.

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This week I finished the Doctrines of Demons 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 here.

I have to say, so far I’ve been pretty disappointed with the quality of most online courses I’ve undertaken so far. I’m starting to wonder if the overall quality for courses these days is just really poor, or if maybe it’s the choices of topics I make in designing my uThM program in the first place.

I guess it’s a matter of really digging in and honing my research questions, struggling through the process of determining what it is I’m really trying to solve, all the while, focusing and refocusing my efforts (and course materials) until I strike a vein of gold and can mine for answers successfully.

This course, as the title describes, is supposed to be about “doctrines of demons.” Sadly, this is not what I discovered as I went through the lectures.

Interested? Let’s find out…

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It’s been awhile since I finished the Book of Jude course from KI as part of my Unschooled Master of Theology Program, but I decided to finish up this weekend and write up the course review so I could close out the entire section.

It’s been years since I was first introduced to Chuck Missler. Sadly, he passed away not too long ago, shortly after his wife, Nancy, passed away. They lived their last years in New Zealand, having relocated from the US after seeing the handwriting on the wall, as it were (apparently they could see the insanity back then that we’re experiencing in America today).

As I’ve stated before, I’ve known about the Koinonia Institute for several years, and with the free membership, I’m no able to fulfill a lifelong dream of taking these courses online.

So, let’s jump in and see the benefits of a great online course…

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Finished another course at Koinonia Institute and this is my review. I went throught the course materials for this course, Learn the Bible in 24 Hours – Lecture 1-12 Old Testament more than twenty years ago while regretfully serving in the US Army overseas. Now, taking the course again, it was surprising how much I remembered from so long ago.

You can find all the coursework for my Unschooled Master of Theology Program by clicking here.

Let’s get started….

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I finished the course Evidence & Logic from the Koinonia Institute not long ago, and thought a review was in order.

The study materials used were the video briefing pack from Chuck Missler called Critical Thinking.

You can read all of my course reviews here.

Let’s get started….

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I finished the course Hermeneutics from the Master’s Seminary and it’s time for a review.

The study materials included a terribly written (and terribly edited) syllabus, the lecture videos, and the book, Basic Bible Interpretation, which you can find my review here.

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Let’s get started….

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I finished the course Introduction to Hermeneutics from the Koinonia Institute not long ago, and thought a review was in order.

The study materials used were the video briefing pack from Chuck Missler called Hermeneutics 101.

You can read all of my course reviews here.

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I just finished the Metaphysics & Mystery course I started several weeks ago. I had first intended to participate with the actual class (apparently 2000 participants), but I really do not fair well with schedules, due dates, or specific meeting times.

Sorry. I guess you’ll have to sue me.

But, I did go ahead and finish the course asynchronously (where I shine). It was an interesting course, and, although the instructor and organizers were less than inspiring (more on that later), I did come away with a quite tantalizing and thought provoking list of questions.

The questions and my answers I’ve included in this post. If you wish to comment about my answers, about the questions, the topics – well, just about anything – please do so in the comments section below. Do keep in mind, though, these answers (and their questions) are a work in progress. They are a reflection of how I might feel about a topic at this particular time, influenced by a myriad of factors.

You can read all of my course reviews here.

Let’s get started….

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