BIB6310 Advanced Mission of God in the End Times

Course Overview

Educational Level: Graduate, Master
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Fergus King

Course Description:

Provides a framework for students to be able to analyze and critique the larger metanarrative of the mission of God. Is Gods mission restricted only to the forgiveness of sins or is it more far-reach-ing? If it is the latter, what could that look like and mean? Using the theme of restoration and drawing from a variety of sources, the student is given the necessary tools to be able to assess the theological, philosophical, social, and moral implications of the out-workings of Gods purposes and plans for the renewal of the world.

How This Course Benefits Students:

The Bachelor course is intended to build on earlier courses in the Biblical stream by focusing on a theme while also underscoring the importance of a holistic approach to mission as Christians live in the last days. The masters course covers similar material but in greater depth and academic rigor by prov-iding a conceptual framework for the learner to be able to analyze and evaluate the theological import-tance and moral impact of Christian behavior and conduct on those on the periphery of the Church.

Why This Course Is Important:

The mission of God begins in a Garden and culminates in the New Jerusalem. But what takes place in between? This course enables students to reflect critically on mission in a holistic manner and from a range of biblical texts and readings. Mission is about the forgiveness of sins but it is more profound and thoroughgoing than this and has economic, social and moral ramifications as God works to bring about the renewal of all creation.