Following the completion of the course, a student will be able to:
- Interpret the Bible as a document collective born out of and for God’s mission. This missional hermeneutic will span the meta-narrative of the canon.
- Articulate an overview of the history and development of the concept of mission in Christian thought.
- Understand the basic theological and theoretical tenets of mission leading to contemporary understandings.
- Articulate ways in which she or he is already participating in God’s work in the world, and propose potential ways for more deeply engaging in God’s mission.
- Enter into mission in ways which are spiritually sustainable–rooted and established in God’s love and presence rather than frenetic human endeavour.
Finn, Nathan A., ed. Spiritually for the Sent: Casting a New Vision for the Missional Church. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2017.
Nussbaum, Stan. A Reader’s Guide to Transforming Mission. Maryknoll, N. Y.: Orbis Books, 2005.
Working from a perspective that sees God as missional by nature, this course articulates a biblical theology rooted in God’s self revelation that inspires particular practices that reflect God’s missional identity and activities.
B231 Christian Theology will give you the right foundation to get the most out of this course. If you are enrolled in a program, it is a required prerequisite. However, if you have equivalent life experience or other course work and would like to take the course, contact the academic dean.
- Lectures 12
- Quizzes 0
- Duration Lifetime access
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 0
- Assessments Yes
- Introduction to Course
- Missional Hermeneutic I
- Missional Hermeneutic II
- Nussbaum & Bosch Intro to p. 31
- N&B p. 32 to p. 61
- N&B p. 62 to p. 91
- N&B p. 104 to p. 133
- N&B p. 134 to p. 157 / Four Statements of Mission
- Four Statements of Mission
- Spiritually for the sent: TBD
- Final Exam Week
- Final grades due