Weekly outline

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  • 19TH Feb – 24th FEB


    REDEMPTION ACCOMPLISHED AND APPLIED

    Make sure to listen to the audio linked above which outlines the unit's structure and assignments before beginning Week 1's content.
    Below are two links to audio files which make up the lecture content for this first week along with an outline of this lecture. Having listened to these lectures you should also read the assigned chapters of Hoekema's Saved by Grace which can be found on page 11 of the Unit Outline.

  • 26th feb – 3rd mar


    GRACE AND UNION WITH CHRIST

    First, listen to the audio lectures. The lectures are slightly long this week (I would normally cover union with Christ across weeks 2 and 3) so feel free to listen up to the third or fourth lecture this week and carry some over for next week. In terms of reading,  complete the prescribed Hoekema reading, and the second reading below.

    PLEASE NOTE: Your first summary statement is due on Friday of this week!!

    •   SECOND READING

      Read part of chapter 2 in Robert Letham, Union with Christ: Scripture, History and Theology (P&R, 2011). This book is available as an ebook on the DTL. Please read up from the beginning of chapter 2 up to the section titled "Excursus: The Development of Christological Thought up to the Second Council of Constantinople" and then from the section title "In terms of the history of redemption: etc" until the end of that chapter 2.

    •   SUBMIT SUMMARY STATEMENT #1

  • 4 March - 10 March


    CALLING, REGENERATION AND CONVERSION

    First, listen to the two audio lectures below. Then, complete your two readings which include the prescribed section of Hoekema and the second reading which is given below.

    •   SECOND READING:

  • 11 March - 17 March


    JUSTIFICATION I

    Listen to the audio lecture below. This week's lecture is a little shorter so use extra time to catch up and get ahead in reading and assignments. Your readings are the prescribed section of Hoekema and the second reading by Mark Seifrid which is below. I have also included a link to a very brief YouTube video with an explanation of the New Perspective on Paul explained by two of its most important proponents.

  • 18 March - 24 March


    JUSTIFICATION II AND ADOPTION
    Listen to the two audio lectures below, which finish off our time on Justification and also discuss Adoption. Your readings (as usual) are the prescribed section of Hoekema and the second reading which is available below by Cornelis Venema. This goes into a little more detail about the New Perspective on Paul and evaluates it as a reading of Scripture. 
    •   SECOND READING:

  • 25 March - 31 March


    SANCTIFICATION
    Listen to the two audio lectures below, which are both on this week's topic of Sanctification. Your readings are the prescribed section of Hoekema and the second reading by Kapic which is detailed below and available via the DTL.
  • 1 April - 7 April


  • 8 April - 14 April


  • 15 April - 21 April


    PERSEVERANCE AND ASSURANCE

    Listen to the two audio lectures below, which are both on this week's topic of Perseverance and Assurance. Your readings are the prescribed section of Hoekema and the second reading from Beeke and Smalley detailed below.

    •   SECOND READING:

      Read two chapters (ch.s 31 and 32) from Vol 3. of Beeke and Smalley's Reformed Systematic Theology. The chapters are attached below as a pdf but the whole volume is also available via the DTL.

  • 22 April - 28 April


    ESCHATOLOGY AND THE KINGDOM OF GOD

    Listen to the two audio lectures below on this week's topic of Eschatology and the Kingdom of God. From this week the primary readings will switch to Hoekema's The Bible and the Future which is available on the DTL. Read the assigned chapters of this book given in the unit outline. As a secondary reading see details below of 2 short chapters from the book by Gladd and Harmon.

  • 29 April - 5 May


    THE RETURN OF CHRIST

    Listen to the recorded lecture below. Read the appropriate section of Hoekema's The Bible and The Future assigned in the unit outline. The second reading is chapter 14 from Kim Riddlebarger's A Case For Amillenialism (Baker, 2013) which goes into more detail about interpreting Jesus' Olivet Discourse. A pdf of this reading is linked below.

    •   SECOND READING:

  • 6 May - 12 May


  • 13 May - 19 May


    DEATH AND THE INTERMEDIATE STATE

    Listen to the audio lectures below, the first of which completes last week's material and the second which moves on to this week's topic. Your reading this week includes the prescribed reading from Hoekema and the second reading detailed below.

  • 20 May - 26 May


    THE MILLENIUM, RESURRECTION AND FINAL JUDGMENT

    Listen to the audio lectures below. Your primary reading is the assigned chapters of Hoekema and the second reading is the Gaffin article given below.

    •   SECOND READING:

      Read the article by Richard Gaffin given in the below pdf which covers the issue of the millenium.

  • 27 May - 2 June


    HELL AND THE NEW CREATION

    Listen to the audio lectures for this week. Your primary reading is the prescribed section of Hoekema. The second reading is given below.

  • 3 June - 9 June


  • 10 June - 16 June


    (NO EXAM)