WTC Theology: Week 7: Creeds (@WTCTheology)

Once again, these are my notes from the videos (not any readings) - and you can join the latest one by checking out OpenWTC. Session 7.1: The Context of the Creeds (Lucy Peppiat) How did colleges/councils seek to conceptualise faith for their time(s). 4th/5th Centuries – lots of debate over nature of Trinity/Christ (against many ideas that were plausible but wrong), as the Middle-Eastern/Mediterranean world sought to understand how Jesus had challenged much of their…

WTC Theology: Week 6: The Early Church (@WTCTheology)

I didn't get as far as the readings from week 6 onwards, but I finished watching all the videos (you can join in when the material is available via OpenWTC). Session 6.1: Why Study Theology? (Lucy Peppiat) God is creating a people and place for his presence, so creation can embrace his presence – this is what it means to become fully human. So how is this depicted in the Bible, and in the early…

WTC Theology: Week 5: The Holy Spirit (@WTCTheology)

  Luke 4:16-21 John 16:7-15 Acts 1:4-5 Rom 12:3-8 1 Cor 12:27-13:1 Gal 5:22-25 “The term pneumatology comes from two Greek words, namely, pneuma meaning “wind,” “breath,” or “spirit” (used of the Holy Spirit) and logos meaning “word,” “matter,” or “thing.” As it is used in Christian systematic theology, “pneumatology” refers to the study of the biblical doctrine of the Holy Spirit. Generally this includes such topics as the personality of the Spirit, the deity…

WTC MOOC Week 4: Jesus  (@WTCTheology)

This week we’ll explore the story of Jesus Christ as revealed in the four Gospels, beginning with the testimony of face-to-face encounters with him. John 20:11-18, 21:15-17 Matt 5:1-12 John 8:1-11 Bauckham Jesus favoured indirect communication – appealing to the imagination/provoke thought. Asking questions without giving answers., using a range of styles (metaphors, similes, analogies, stories that mean what they say). Also indirect communication via actions, and not just words, including symbolism in meals, action,…

Completing #CORPUSMOOC

During interactions with JISC and ALT in particular, MOOC's have been hot news for quite some time. MOOC is an acronym for 'Massive Open Online Courses' - freely available to all. They don't have the best reputation for completion rates, which has opened up a number of discussions at JISC/ALT events as to whether completion, and particularly full completion, of a MOOC is the point of these things. In 2012, JISC ran a session 'What…