So I began to work on this blog as a way to build my knowledge of the Bible. As I got into it, I began to realize that I do not have the proper tools to deal with scriptures accurately. I do not have any formal training in how to approach scriptures and therefor have nothing more than an elementary method for studying the Bible and nothing more than elementary understanding. it
Enter the Credo House in north Oklahoma City. This place has caught my attention because they are offering seminary level training in their coffee shop. While it is no replacement for seminary, it gives me structure in studying basic seminary level material.
I am excited because while only in the first class of the series, I have already shifted my perspective on several topics and am currently resulting with several others. It has opened my eyes to see that we “…have to distance ourself emotionally from that which binds us so that we can see if what we cling to is worthy” (Micheal Patton~Credo House Founder).
The classes are 10 weeks long each and are as follows:
- Introduction to Theology
- Bibliology and Hermeneutics
- Humanity & Sin
- Ecclesiology & Eschatology
These classes have been developed by the founders of the Credo house and are used in hundreds of churches for the staff.
Books I am reading right now are as a part of my studies in Introduction to Theology are:
- Systematic Theology: An introduction to Biblical doctrine by Wayne Grudem
- The Mosaic of Christian Belief: Twenty Centuries of Unity & Diversity by Roger E. Olson