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Psalm 78
. . . we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD, his power, and the wonders he has done. .
so the next generation would know them . . . and they in turn would tell their children.
Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds but would keep his commands.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Doctrine on Audio

Do you have Wayne Grudem's Systematic Theology? This is a great, albeit a bit intimidating to some, book. I use it as a reference and enjoy reading chapters on various subjects, but what I'd really like to do is study it with my husband. Mr. Edwards is interested in the subject, but not keen on reading, studying, and answering discussion questions on the 1,291 pages!

I was very excited, then, to stumble across this Podcast of Wayne Grudem teaching his own book! There are about 110 episodes of lectures. We can listen to them on iPods or burn them to CDs for easier listening in the car. I listened to the first lecture about the Old Testament canon yesterday as I did some housework and Mr. Edwards plans to listen today in the car on his way home from work.

Is "systematic theology" a new term for you? It is simply a method of studying everything the Bible teaches on a subject. Systematic theology, then, looks at topics such as sin, man, Christ, angels, Scripture, the new heaven and new earth, etc., and examines everything that the Bible says about the subject and then develops a doctrine from Scripture's teaching on the subject. - Wayne Grudem's Systematic Theology - Wayne Grudem's Systematic Theology Wayne Grudem's Systematic Theology


Sharon said...

This is a fantastic idea! Thank you so much for the link. If only it was a vid of him speaking, we could use it for the next three years of our young adults' study here at our house on Friday nights :-) I am not sure how they would al go just listening to a lecture together though, even if there is little difference compared to watching a a person talk and walk around a platform on the screen.

This seems like such a great resource for those who don't feel at their best when dealing with the written word. Grudem's book is intimidatingly thick! Although I have found it very helpful when I wanted to find out more about a particular doctrine in the past. It is actually a surprisingly good "devotional" resource in that way, because it points you to a whole heap of verses that relate to a given doctrine, such as atonement or justification or redemption. Thanks again. Am I gushing?

~ Sharon

PS lovely to "chat" with you this morning.

Mrs. Edwards said...

Mr. Edwards already listened to the first half of the first lecture on his way home from work tonight and at dinner we talked quite a bit about the development of the OT canon. I'm gushing too!

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