Greg found "Wretched" with Todd Friel on the radio and we have all been listening to him. This radio show is a Christian show and Todd regularly "digs" through the in's & out's of other religions and faiths and takes it all back to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He is very systematic in his approach and backs it all up with scripture. Besides the radio broadcasts, there is a television show that is shown on some Christian channels. For Christmas, Greg wanted "Drive by Theology" ~ 40 something short lectures to listen to on your way to work. And for his birthday he wanted "Drive by Church History". We bought both of those and are slowly working our way through them with the kids at night.
Our first lesson was on Systematic Theology which is developing from scripture a framework for understanding the principals for any situation. The Bible has a lot to say about children, love, idols, getting along with our neighbors, etc. But we have to find those verses so we can grasp what the Lord is trying to teach us or tell us.
It is very interesting that the Bible was written over 1500 years, by 40 different authors, in 40 different genres, and in 3 languages (Greek, Aramaic & Hebrew). And it all flows together, never contradicts itself, is consistent in its message & comes from the mind of God. We need to "seek to be Mastered by the Bible, not master it".
Here is my big new term "Plenary Inspiration". Which simply means the entire Bible is inspired by God.
We've done the first 6 lessons, so we have lots to learn. Katie, Will & Amy are doing this with us. We are all looking up the references and trying our hardest to take notes...sometimes they fly through the verses and we have to pause to catch up.
See ya next time for more adventures in theology! (I've been listening to Adventures in Odyssey with Amy!)