Understanding Theology Track

Understanding Theology Track

Taught by Wayne Grudem, Gregg Allison , Michael F. Bird, Timothy C. Tennent, Kirk R. MacGregor

Course Details

  • 6 course series

  • Self-paced

  • 43.75+ hours of video

  • Beginner

  • Full price: $1,259.94

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Course Description

Theology answers the biggest questions about God, humanity, the church, the world, and the world to come—and more. Yet it can be confusing to study.

This track provides you with a series of courses that will introduce you to theology. You’ll explore the key doctrines of the church with Scripture as your starting point. From there, you’ll follow each doctrine through the church’s history, and examined how Christians in other times and places have helped formulate and shape our own beliefs. You will also explore theology from global perspectives and get an introduction to contemporary movements, such as process theology, liberation theology, open theism, and more.

You will learn:

  • The main doctrines of the church and the scriptural basis for each
  • The central themes of the Gospel, including Jesus, salvation, the Holy Spirit, the church, and end times
  • How Christian doctrine developed over time, including the key theologians and significant discussions
  • The theological disagreements in the church’s history and how they have separated the church into modern branches and denominations
  • How modern evangelicalism has developed—what evangelicals believe and why they believe it
  • How global theology has shifted and changed during the twentieth century
  • The most significant contemporary theological movements, such as process theology, liberation theology, open theism, and more

Key Benefits

  • Get immediate access to all 6 seminary-level online courses in the track
  • Access 43.75+ hours of video lectures from Wayne Grudem, Gregg Allison, Kirk R. MacGregor, Timothy C. Tennent, and Michael F. Bird
  • Work through the courses at your own pace—take up to 36 months
  • Earn a Certificate of Completion
  • No prior coursework or prerequisites are required

This Track Includes the Following Courses

Systematic Theology 1

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  • Taught by Wayne Grudem
  • 15 units
  • 4.5 hours of video lectures
Systematic Theology 2

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  • Taught by Wayne Grudem
  • 15 units
  • 5.25 hours of video lectures
Historical Theology: An Introduction to Christian Doctrine

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  • Taught by Gregg Allison
  • 15 units
  • 6.5 hours of video lectures
Contemporary Theology: Classical, Evangelical, Philosophical, and Global Perspectives

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  • Taught by Kirk R. MacGregor
  • 40 units
  • 9.5 hours of video lectures
Theology in the Context of World Christianity

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  • Taught by Timothy C. Tennent
  • 10 units
  • 6 hours of video lectures
Evangelical Theology: A Biblical and Systematic Introduction

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  • Taught by Michael F. Bird
  • 45 units
  • 12 hours of video lectures

Designed to Help You Succeed

  • Work at your own pace.
    Take as much time as you need to work through each course and each lesson—up to 36 months. We’ll walk you through every lesson, step-by-step, to make sure you understand each concept before you move on. Pause and rewind video lectures, work through the review sessions as many times as you’d like, and study at the times of day that work best for you. With this program, you’ll get the flexibility to learn in a way that’s best for you.
  • Learn from seasoned teachers and scholars.
    Your instructors have taught the material for decades both in traditional classroom settings and online. Everything has been expertly designed and time-tested.
  • Get access to tools proven to help you learn.
    Take advantage of the most sophisticated adaptive learning technology that will help you retain and remember what you learn.
  • Get digital access to all course materials—anytime, anywhere.
    Get access to 43.75+ hours of video materials, plus all textbook readings, exercises, quizzes, and more.

The Certificate Program Is Ideal for:

  • Preachers, teachers, and leaders who desire to equip others to defend their faith
  • Pastors who may have taken courses on apologetics and philosophy in the past but are looking to refresh their knowledge
  • Beginning students who desire a solid foundation in apologetics
  • Anyone who wants to be equipped to defend their faith, explain what they believe, and explore the reasonableness of Christian belief

How to earn the Certificate

  1. Achieve an 80% or higher grade in each of the eight required courses.
  2. Complete all coursework within 36 months of enrolling.
  3. Notify us of completion.

When we have confirmed you have satisfied the program requirements, we will issue a Certificate of Completion.

Meet Your Instructors

Wayne Grudem

PhD, University of Cambridge

MDiv, Westminster Theological Seminary

BA, Harvard University

Wayne Grudem is research professor of theology and biblical studies at Phoenix Seminary in Phoenix, Arizona. He taught at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School for 20 years. He has also served as the president of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood and president of the Evangelical Theological Society. He holds degrees from Harvard (AB), Westminster Theological Seminary (MDiv, DD), and Cambridge (PhD). He is the author of more than 100 academic articles and over a dozen books, including the bestselling Systematic Theology.

Gregg Allison

Ph.D. Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Gregg Allison (PhD) is Professor of Christian Theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky where he teaches systematic theology. Previously he served on Cru staff at the University of Notre Dame and overseas in Italy and the Italian-speaking region of Switzerland. He is a pastor of Sojourn Community Church, and is the theological strategist for Sojourn Network, a church planting network of about thirty churches. He is the author of Historical Theology: An Introduction to Christian Doctrine; Sojourners and Strangers: The Doctrine of the Church; and Roman Catholic Theology and Practice: An Evangelical Assessment.

Michael F. Bird

PhD., University of Queensland

Michael F. Bird is a lecturer in theology at Ridley College in Melbourne, Australia. He is the author of many books, including Jesus and the Origins of the Gentile Mission, The Saving Righteousness of God: Studies on Paul, Justification, and the New Perspective, and Evangelical Theology, and editor of The Apostle Paul: Four Views. He blogs at the New Testament blog Euangelion.

Timothy C. Tennent

PhD, University of Edinburgh

Timothy C. Tennent is president of Asbury Theological Seminary. Ordained in the United Methodist Church, he has ministered and taught in India, China, Nigeria, and Eastern Europe, and his publications include articles in various missions journals and Indian publications. Tennent is the author of several books, including Building Christianity on Indian Foundations (SPCK India, 2000) and Christianity at the Religious Roundtable (Baker, 2002).

Kirk R. MacGregor

Ph.D., University of Iowa

Kirk R. MacGregor is assistant professor of philosophy and religion at McPherson College in McPherson, Kansas. He is the author of several scholarly works including A Molinist-Anabaptist Systematic Theology and Luis de Molina.

Understanding Theology Certificate Details

Upon completing all six of these courses, you will need to click the below link to apply for your Certificate


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