THE 3130/6130 Syllabus<br />Christian Theology 3<br />Steven A. McKinion, PhD<br />www.stevemckinion.com<br />“Training Disciple-Making Leaders”<br />Southeastern Seminary<br />www.sebts.edu<br />
Objectives<br />The student will…<br />Understand and be able to trace the history of the Christian articulation of the doctrines covered in the course.<br />Gain a familiarity with the contemporary discussion of the doctrines covered in the course.<br />Express and explain the biblical theology of the doctrines covered in the course.<br />Develop an attitude of submission to the authority of the Bible including a commitment to reading it regularly. <br />
Resources<br />Weekly video lectures<br />Moodle<br />www.stevemckinion.com<br />Reading assignments from the textbooks<br />Threaded discussions on Moodle<br />
Textbooks<br />D. Akin, Theology for the Church<br />J. Hammett, Biblical Foundations for Baptist Churches<br />S. McKinion, Life and Practice in the Early Church<br />NT Wright, Surprised by Hope<br />T. Schreiner, The Lord’s Supper<br />
Exams<br />Two (2) non-cumulative examinations evaluating both the level of information retained by the student and the ability to synthesize that material from the lectures. All exams will be taken on Moodle. No make-up exams will be given for reasons other than illness or death in the family. No exams will be given late. Ever. <br />
Weekly Papers<br />Each week you will write a one‐page single spaced paper on the topic listed at Moodle. These will be submitted via Moodle. No late entries will be accepted for any reason. Ever. For any reason. Period. Don’t ask.<br />
Book Review<br />Graduate Students Only: A 1000-word critical review of NT Wright, Surprised by Hope<br />
OPTIONAL<br />In order to qualify for an A in the course, students are required to write a five-page double-spaced answer to the question, <br />“Who can baptize?” <br />
Academic Integrity<br />Students are expected to reflect the high standard of academic integrity as spelled out in the catalogue and Student Handbook of the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Plagiarism or academic theft of any kind will not be tolerated. If discovered, the student will receive an automatic failing grade with no chance for absolution. Above all, seminary students ought to practice the highest in academic integrity. There is no excuse for anything less.<br />
Classroom policies<br />Students are expected to attend classes. A student absent more than one-fourth of the total number of classes will receive automatically a grade of “F.” <br />No eating in class. Coffee is encouraged. Other beverages are fine as well.<br />TURN off cell phones. The professor will answer phones that ring in class.<br />No hats are to be worn in class.<br />
Course Outline<br />See Moodle for weekly readings and assignments. Students should consult the course Moodle page often. You will read all the textbooks, and you are free to begin reading before the beginning of the semester in preparation. ALWAYS read PRIOR TO coming to class.<br />
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