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 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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This is the last assignment for the Koinonia Institute course Science and the Bible. This course follows the KWL format and below are my answers for the seventh and eighth lectures titled: Beyond Newton. This is part of the coursework for my Unschooled Master of Theology program.

Ready to discover the true nature of our reality and what lies beyond it?

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This is the third of four assignments for the Koinonia Institute course Science and the Bible. This course follows the KWL format and below are my answers for the fifth and sixth lectures titled: Beyond Perception. This is part of the coursework for my Unschooled Master of Theology program.

Ready to discover the true nature of our reality and what lies beyond it?

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This is the second of four assignments for the Koinonia Institute course Science and the Bible. This course follows the KWL format and below are my answers for the thrid and fourth lectures titled: Beyond Coincidence. This is part of the coursework for my Unschooled Master of Theology program.

Ready to discover the true nature of our reality and what lies beyond it?

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This is the first of four assignments for the Koinonia Institute course Science and the Bible. This course follows the KWL format and below are my answers for the first two lectures titled: Beyond Time and Space. This is part of the coursework for my Unschooled Master of Theology program.

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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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This week I finished a Teaching Company course that I’ve had on my list for at least two years. I started it at first listening to it in my car during my commute, but stalled quickly. About six months ago, though, I changed my phone carrier and not only have a much larger harddrive on my new phone, but I also have unlimited internet. This means I’ve incorporated my phone into my learning process, using my phone in the mornings while undertaking manual labor (when at Eden), or all day while at work (since I can listen to lectures, podcasts, audiobooks while working in the office). This is how I’ve been able to finish the course, Exploring Metaphysics, and it’s opened up some interesting lines of inquiry for me in my studies.

While you’re at it, you can also read all of my other course assignments for my uThM Program here.

With this post, let’s dig in and work through the course Discussion Questions in Metaphysics!

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I finished the course Hermeneutics & Bibliology from the Theology Program at Credo House, fulfilling part of my Hermeneutics Mega Course series. Here are my answers to the study questions from the course assignments along with 2 case studies. This will inevitably be a massive post.

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

Let’s get started….

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First century Christians continued the public prayer patterns of the Israelites, praying at the temple multiple times a day. As Christianity separated itself, its own traditions were developed.

The Didache recommended praying the Lord’s Prayer three times daily. Within a century or two, this blossomed into seven times a day, and incorporated the Psalms and then hymns, etc.

My question is this:

The Daily Office today appears to be quite an elaborate undertaking with multiple books to refer to, with different schedules based on the time of year, the season, etc. Why has this specific tradition grown so complex? Why not just stick to the Lord’s Prayer? Why not just read from the bible seven or eight times a day?
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So, I’ve decided to make a particluar change to how I approach discussion questions while pursuing my uThM degree plan, due to some realizations I’ve come to recently.

You can read more about my unschooled degree here.

It didn’t take long (specifically two posts) before I was reeling with flashbacks from undergraduate school, with ridiculous and futile requirements to post discussion questions each week.

Don’t get me wrong. When I started my uThM, I was actually excited about the prospect of dialoguing with people online about the topics I was interested in, especially with a pointed purpose.

But, as soon as I got started, the true nature of online discussion reared its ugly head.

You can read all of my discussion question entries here.
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