Theology 201 - Week 11

Monday, April 9, 2018

Theology 201 – The Foundations II
Week 11: Apr 8/9
Dr. Michael Hegeman

Theology and War: Religion and violence have often marched hand and hand throughout the world. When do Christians say that to enter into war is justified and when do Christians “beat their swords into plowshares,” both in the service of the greater peace?

Theology 201 - Week 10

Monday, March 26, 2018

Theology 201 – The Foundations II
Week 10: Mar 25/26
Dr. Michael Hegeman

Theology and Economics Continued: The New Testament uses the word “oikomonia” (from which we get “economy”) as a term denoting responsibility to a household. We translate this word often as “stewardship,” especially in relation to the care of families. What do we as Christians have to say to the world about economics from the perspective of the mutual responsibility we hold for one another as a human family?

Theology 201 - Week 9

Monday, March 19, 2018

Theology 201 – The Foundations II
Week 9: Mar 18/19
Dr. Michael Hegeman

Theology and Economics: The New Testament uses the word “oikomonia” (from which we get “economy”) as a term denoting responsibility to a household. We translate this word often as “stewardship,” especially in relation to the care of families. What do we as Christians have to say to the world about economics from the perspective of the mutual responsibility we hold for one another as a human family?

Theology 201 - Week 8

Monday, March 12, 2018

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Theology 201 - Week 7

Monday, March 5, 2018

Theology 201 – The Foundations II
Week 7: Mar 4/5
Dr. Michael Hegeman

Theology and Scientific Worldview: Over the past 2000 years the Church has faced challenges to its doctrines from perspectives on truth that seem to counter the dictates of theology. Can we as Christians hold credible both the learnings of science and wisdom that comes through faith?

Theology 201 - Week 6

Monday, February 26, 2018

Theology 201 – The Foundations II
Week 6: Feb. 25/26
Dr. Michael Hegeman

Evangelical and Progressive: Paul the Apostle proclaims that in Christ Jesus there is “no longer Jew or Greek, slave or free, male and female,” yet we are deeply divided today as Christians. What can multiple expressions of Christian faith teach us about hospitality and welcoming the “other”?

Theology 201 - Week 5

Monday, February 19, 2018

Theology 201 – The Foundations II
Week 5: Feb. 18/19
Dr. Michael Hegeman

Liberationist: The struggle of the oppressed has shed new light on the meaning of the gospel and the mission of the church in the last fifty years. How have the marginalized helped us to know more about who Jesus is?

Theology 201 - Week 4

Monday, February 12, 2018

Theology 201 – The Foundations II
Week 4: Feb. 11/12
Dr. Michael Hegeman

Mysticism: For the past 2000 years some Christians have sought after the deeper mysteries of faith, even “union with God through Christ.” How have the mystics shaped Christian faith, and what can we learn from the path inward toward God?

Theology 201 - Week 3

Monday, February 5, 2018

Theology 201 – The Foundations II
Week 3: Feb. 4/5
Dr. Michael Hegeman

Mysticism: For the past 2000 years some Christians have sought after the deeper mysteries of faith, even “union with God through Christ.” How have the mystics shaped Christian faith, and what can we learn from the path inward toward God?

Theology 201 - Week 2

Monday, January 29, 2018

Theology 201 – The Foundations II
Week 1: Jan. 28/29
Dr. Michael Hegeman

Reformed, Catholic and Orthodox:  Out of these three branches of Christianity 40,000 denominations have arisen in the last 2000 years.  What are the points of divergence and convergence among these three branches?  Join us for this discussion while we also point our attention to the theology of the Eucharist.  

Theology 201 - Week 1

Monday, January 22, 2018

Theology 201 – The Foundations II
Week 1: Jan. 21/22
Dr. Michael Hegeman

Reformed, Catholic and Orthodox:  Out of these three branches of Christianity 40,000 denominations have arisen in the last 2000 years.  What are the points of divergence and convergence among these three branches?  Join us for this discussion while we also point our attention to the theology of the Eucharist.  

Week 12 – The New Community

Monday, December 11, 2017

Theology 101 – The Foundations II
Week 11: Dec. 10/11
Dr. Michael Hegeman

What is the role of the Church, the “called out community,” in the world?  The Church has a unique and multi-faceted identity in the world. Empowered by the Spirit of God, how do members of the Church work for the transformation that God enacts in bringing peace and reconciliation?

Week 11 – The Holy Spirit and Christian Life

Monday, December 4, 2017

Theology 101 – The Foundations II
Week 11: Dec. 3/4
Dr. Michael Hegeman


Week 11 – The Holy Spirit and Christian Life – What role does the Spirit of God play in forming ecclesia, the called-out community we call ‘church’?  The third person of the Trinity empowers and energizes us through love to be the people of God.

Week 10 - The New Community

Monday, November 27, 2017

Theology 101 – The Foundations II
Week 10: Nov. 26/27
Dr. Michael Hegeman

The Language of Soteriology – How does the church talk about salvation?  In the church when we read the Bible we encounter the many different ways the early Christians sought to work out the meaning of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  To deepen our faith conversation today we explore the language of salvation to discover the meaning of Jesus’ death for us. 

Week 9 - The Person and Work of Jesus Christ, Part 2

Monday, November 20, 2017

Theology 101 – The Foundations II
Week 9: Nov. 19/20
Dr. Michael Hegeman

The Person and Work of Jesus Christ – How is incarnation connected with our salvation?  The totality of Jesus’ life, ministry, and teaching are connecting to God’s saving act in and through Jesus’ death and resurrection.

Week 8 - The Person and Work of Jesus Christ

Monday, November 13, 2017

Theology 101 – The Foundations II
Week 8: Nov. 12/13
Dr. Michael Hegeman

How is incarnation connected with our salvation?  The totality of Jesus’ life, ministry, and teaching are connecting to God’s saving act in and through Jesus’ death and resurrection.

Week 7 – Humanity in the Image of God

Monday, November 6, 2017

Theology 101 – The Foundations II
Week 7: Nov. 5/6
Dr. Michael Hegeman

What does the nature of God tell us about who we are? Jesus’ call for us to love our neighbors is grounded in all humanity’s being made in God’s own image.

Week 6 – The Providence of God and the Mystery of Evil

Monday, October 23, 2017

Theology 101 – The Foundations I
Week 5: Oct. 22/23
Dr. Michael Hegeman

The Providence of God and the Mystery of Evil – How are we to deal with suffering and the appearance that violence and evil win the day?  Faith is a key element in our being able to cope with the suffering we encounter in this life.

Week 5 – The Good Creation

Monday, October 16, 2017

Theology 101 – The Foundations I
Week 5: Oct. 15/16
Dr. Michael Hegeman

How does our view of creation speak to who God is? We live our everyday lives in relation to God’s creation, bearing certain responsibility to be stewards.

Week 4 – The Triune God

Monday, October 9, 2017

Theology 101 – The Foundations I
Week 4: Oct. 8/9
Dr. Michael Hegeman

How are we encountered by God: the Creator, Redeemer, Transformer? We profess God to be three-in-one, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, whose oneness has a lot to teach us about who we are.