• I thoroughly loved your Th101 class! Wow! Loved the approach to the whole subject! Can you suggest some really good sources on gaining a better historical theology as that area in very much lacking in my own studies? I only heard you mention a few Systematic Theologyies (Hodge, Oden, Grudem, etc.) Ever consider writing your own? Or do you have one you pariticularly suggest?
    1. Hi Carl Have really enjoyed your series on dispensationalism. I live in New Zealand (limited resources due to size of population) and have been following Dr Chuck Missler for years. His teaching gave me the foundation I needed to be able to more onto and enjoy Logos (at his recommendation). I am now reviewing my end times perspective and want to understand progressive dispensationalism ...can you recomend a book or source to come to grips with this. ?
      1. God bless: Hello Dr. Sanders. I was most impressed with your mobile ed introducing Bible doctrine I. I wonder if you could develop another mobile ed course that shows how to do a topical study in a systematic theology way. I have been looking for resources that show how systematic theologians go about doing the study of a particular theme, and I have not found one that shows some good guidelines and useful methodologies. The closest that has an outline is: Sawyer, M. J. (2006). The Survivor’s Guide to Theology. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan. But it does not go in detail on certain key aspects of the methodology. It does not show easy examples for the beginner. Some topics that I would like to be touched upon: Christian stewardship, christian development, worship, faith, love (g:agape),  Angel of the LORD, Son of Man, etc. It would be nice to know how does one know what verses / passages are related to the topic, how does one find the key thrusts of those passages, and how once the thrusts are found, how to develop a theological construct taking into consideration the historical ones. Then to be able to evaluate historical models proposed in the particular topic, and / or develop new ones if the ones studied are seen as incomplete, and lastly some good ways to communicate the findings. I am not an expert, I am a regular sheep, but I am fascinated by a systematic approach to study important topics and thrusts, taking into consideration Scriptures, tradition, reason, experience, and Holy Spirit illuminated reflection. I believe in using the rationality, relationality (sources from the past included), and creativity to approach the study in a systematic way. Hoping you have a great day, I thank you ahead of time for any guidance you can offer. Blessings.
        1. For those interested in this topic, I repost from another thread (hoping you catch my drift): Based on the above assumption, I encourage participants to take a look at some interesting clarifying information: http://www.sats.edu.za/userfiles/Smith,Howtodoatheologicalstudy.pdf http://our-hope.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/Method2.pdf The above articles to me provide with a good framework to see that we have a complete theological model, ready for cross study. Look especially at the table in the second article: This is one of the reasons why I have so much trouble with those going by the "historical-critical" alone approach. Blessings.
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