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.
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
- 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 CoursesSystematic Theology 1
- Taught by Wayne Grudem
- 15 units
- 4.5 hours of video lectures
- Taught by Wayne Grudem
- 15 units
- 5.25 hours of video lectures
- Taught by Gregg Allison
- 15 units
- 6.5 hours of video lectures
- Taught by Kirk R. MacGregor
- 40 units
- 9.5 hours of video lectures
- Taught by Timothy C. Tennent
- 10 units
- 6 hours of video lectures
- 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
- Achieve an 80% or higher grade in each of the eight required courses.
- Complete all coursework within 36 months of enrolling.
- Notify us of completion.
When we have confirmed you have satisfied the program requirements, we will issue a Certificate of Completion.