This looks like a good course. I just wish that it would have been taught by someone who is NOT Reformed. To me it calls someone'e entire theology into question. If they can be so wrong about the fundamental ideals of salvation - like total depravity (which they errantly interpret as total inability) and unconditional election (where they teach that God would either 1) passover people thus denying them the opportunity for salvation or 2) actually intentionally predestine them to an eternality in hell), then how can we really trust that they can interpret the entirely of Scripture, to include the Parables here, with exegetical integrity and without more fatal errors stemming from theological biases. I think in areas of discipleship we'd be fine with this instructor, but when examining the parables related to salvific ideals, the tendency to take a wrong turn in Albuquerque and allow the fatal errors of Calvinism to taint the fundamental teachings of the parables is simply too entirely possible. I think I'll buy this course, but I am curious how faithful to Scripture he can be leading a Reformed seminary.
- I haven't viewed the course, but this is really unfair and unChristian (in its dishonesty) to post a rating for a course you have not taken. This is currently the only visible rating for the course. I'm not Calvinist (and also not anti-Calvinist), but it's an untenable position to say that unless one knows everything there is nothing to learn from them. The end of that road is the smug confidence that you already know everything (since anyone who disagrees is wrong) and if they are wrong, they have nothing to teach you. It's a dangerous place to be. You know longer are open to learn but forever willingly stuck in your own blindspots and ignorance.