Theology Classes

Why Theology?

Theology comes from the two root words theos (God) and ology (study of). So, at its most basic meaning, theology is simply the study of God. This makes everyone a theologian. 

Sadly, throughout much of history and in many places still today, the discipline of theology climbed to the top of ivory towers where only trained theologians were allowed to lay claim to this practice. Ridiculousness. If AW Tozer rightly observed that "what comes to mind when we think about God is the most important thing about us," then theology belongs to the people, not just the highly trained. 

 

Current Class

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Previous Theology Classes

 

The SJOC Trinity Class is back by popular demand! Beginning February 1, Nika will lead us through a 7-week class on the Trinity. 

Week 1

The Trinity

Week 2

Historical View of the Trinity

 

Week 3

Attributes of God

 

Week 4

Salvation

 

Week 5

The Father

 

Week 6

The Son

 

Week 7

The Spirit


 

TAP: Brothers & Sisters

 Have you ever wondered what the Bible has to say about manhood, womanhood, and how the genders are to relate? Do you sometimes hear conflicting views from the church on what it takes to be a man or a woman? This class is for you. We’re going to look at different passages in the Bible and discuss what it means for men and women to flourish together in the Kingdom of God. 

Week 1

Creation, The Fall, Heaven

Week 2

Deborah and the Proverbs 31 Woman

Week 3

Jesus and the Ladies

Week 4

Women in the Early Church

Week 5

"Problematic" Passages

 

 

TAP: Gospel in the Margins

Week 1

Purpose of Election: Mission.

Week 2

Rahab: a Model of Faithfulness.

Week 3

The Ethiopian Eunuch

Week 4

Ruth the Moabite

 

Week 5

Naaman

 

Week 6

Woman at the Well

Week 7

Jonah

Week 8

Faithful Insiders


TAP: Justice Series

Wondering what the Bible has to say about Justice? St. Jude's Resident Theologian, Nika Spaulding, takes us on a journey of justice throughout the Scriptures, beginning in Genesis and ending in Revelation. 


TAP series on the Book of Jude:

Ever wonder why we named our church after Jude? Watch the videos below to learn more about Jude, the brother of Jesus, and our namesake.