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Preaching

PREACHING AN INTRODUCTION “Preaching” is a uniquely Christian activity. It is based upon the prophetic declarations by which God communicated divine wisdom and instructions to ancient Israel. It is shaped by the teaching ministry of Jesus. It is energized by the Spirit-inspired proclamations of the first Christian apostles. When we think of preaching today, we imagine gathered congregations on Sunday …

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Theology 1

Theology 1 An Introduction Theology is the investigation of God’s character and interactions with us and our world, summarizing and systematizing what we can know both through creational and redemptive revelation. The course provides an overview of the topics revelation, scripture, the attributes and Trinitarian character of God, creation, evil, and the nature of humanity both as created and after …

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Sacraments & Liturgy

Sacraments & Liturgy An Introduction At the heart of Christian community and identity is the worship of God. It is a reminder that we are not at the center of the universe, nor the source of all meaning and values. It is the recognition that we are dependent creatures, and that there is a Creator who shapes the purpose of …

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RCA Government & Standards

RCA GOVERNMENT & STANDARDS COURSE AN INTRODUCTION Although we believe ourselves to be creatures with free wills to act randomly and choose something new each moment, we actually live habitually, repeating the same actions over and over and over. We tend to get up at the same time each morning, eat from a rather limited menu that we have self-selected …

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Old Testament

OLD TESTAMENT COURSE AN INTRODUCTION All humans are religious, but we are not all religious in the same way. For some, “religion” stands in opposition to “reason,” and anything not measurable by science is either misleading or irrelevant. For others, the powers of life displayed throughout our world, coupled with the changes that take place over time, lead them to …