The Bible: Journeys of faith
This module explores the themes of calling, encounter, journey and covenant in the Old and New Testaments. It explores the Biblical narratives of faith journeys and encourages students to reflect on their own journeys in response to God’s call. The module considers the Book of Exodus as a key text of liberation and how the Old Testament themes inform the Christian understanding of Jesus’ life, death and resurrection and how this gives us purpose.
Module 2 centres on the joyful task of thinking deeply about the gospel. Through careful reflection on the scriptures and the creeds, students will grapple with the central teachings of the church, exploring how Jesus informs all that Christians have to say about God and the world in which we live. Students will thereby discover afresh why it’s good news that God is Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and what the doctrine of God means for his creatures today
Theology of Mission and Ministry
This module begins with how the Church understands ‘the mission of God’. It then provides some insights into contemporary urban and rural experiences and issues in mission such as cross cultural, interfaith and generational. This module equips students to engage with open issues through a process of theological reflection and consideration of their own contexts.
The New Testament
Module 4 enables students to gain a deeper understanding of Christian faith through an exploration of the Gospels, including Jesus’ teaching on discipleship and the Kingdom of God. Through engaging with the Scriptures, students will discover and reflect on the continuing presence of the crucified and risen Lord in the lives of Christians today. The module concludes with a short study of the missionary journeys and writings of St Paul.
The Old Testament
This module offers a more detailed look at the Old Testament through a study of Creation, Exile, Prophets and Psalms. Focus is on how the Old Testament is a rich resource for Christians to help in our understanding of the faithfulness of God, his grace, power and love throughout the generations. The underpinning approach is to support an understanding of how Old Testament themes are crucial to shaping and informing faith, prayer and mission today.
Perspectives of Christian Thought
This module introduces you to Church History, Christian Thought, Ethics and Spirituality. Church History (early day to present) will provide key highlights of the history of the church and its traditions and sacraments. Christian Thought will touch on the teachers and teachings of the church over the centuries. Christian Ethics asks the question, ‘How should I live my life?’ as we base our behaviour on God’s will. Spirituality will be explored in relation to history, faith, theology and culture. The topics covered in this module shape our Christian walk in Christ and the way we think, behave and reason. The module encourages students to reflect on their own experience and contexts.
This topic is an introduction to studying theology and equips students with essential study skills. It also seeks to give students the opportunity to find out more about their personalities, strengths and learning styles. Academic Development will run in parallel to the modules above and takes place over nine lessons in a single academic year.
What is Theology? Key Concepts
Doing Theological Reflection
Study Skills workshops
Who am I & How do I learn?