Christian Theology & Living

WSBM 140

This foundational course introduces the core theological convictions of our church family (i.e., its lived theology) within the larger theological framework of kingship. Students will (1) develop a healthy approach to doing theology, (2) practice gaining a robust understanding of those who hold different theological convictions, (3) examine all the articles of the MB Confession of Faith and the key biblical texts that define these articles, and (4) reflect on the tangible impact of these convictions on the corporate and individual life of the Church.

WSBM 140

Course Syllabus

WSBM 140
WSBM 140

Christian Theology & Living

Course Description

Mondays  |  October 4 – November 29 (8 evenings)  |  7 – 9 PM

This foundational course offers an overview of the core theological convictions (i.e., lived theology) of our church family under the lordship of Jesus. In this course, students will:
  1. develop a healthy approach to doing theology,
  2. practice gaining a robust understanding of those who hold different theological convictions,
  3. examine all the articles of the MB Confession of Faith and the key biblical texts that define these articles, and
  4. reflect on the tangible impact of these convictions on the corporate and individual life of the Church.

Required Text:

  1. Ortlund, Gavin. Finding the Right Hills to Die on: The Case for Theological Triage. Crossway, 2020.
    Students are responsible for getting this required text on their own BEFORE the course starts.
  2. Confession of Faith of the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches: Commentary and Pastoral Application. Kindred Press, 2019.
    Students will purchase this required text through church at the course registration.

Course Format

This course will be hybrid.
A hybrid format means that on some evenings, classes will be in-person, while on other evenings, classes will be online (Zoom).
Zoom link will be made available on the Moodle website (which is the learning platform that we use for uploading course materials, submitting assignments, etc.).
For students who receive the exemptions ahead of time, live streaming options will be made available. You can contact us at wsbm@willingdon.org.

Weekly Updates

Weekly updates for students will be added as the course begins.