Enormous confusion exists today concerning the Bible’s teaching about the future. The In God’s Time course offers an alternative to sensationalist perspectives about the future, an alternative that is at once faithful and sane, readable and scholarly. The course is based on the acclaimed book of the same title by Dr. Craig C. Hill and features video lectures as well as online discussions, weekly letters, and more. In God’s Time encourages Christians both to take seriously and to think sensibly about the hope of God’s ultimate victory. It is a relatively advanced course that will appeal most to people who have a background in biblical studies, such as completion of the first year of the DISCIPLE Bible Study course.
This course will involve reading and discussion on the book In God’s Time by Craig C. Hill; participants will need a copy.
- Are We There Yet?
- The History of the Future
- The Covenant Future
- Apocalypse Then
- Between the Testaments
- Jesus and the Things to Come
- The Once and Future Kingdom
- Conclusion: Hope Unseen
2.2 CEUs are available.
*Please note: You will need to access this course from a laptop or desktop computer in order to view the videos embedded in this course; they will not play on a tablet or phone.
Number of weeks: 10
Required books: No
Certification or Series: Yes (Wesley Academy for Advanced Christian Studies)
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About the Instructor
Michael Beardslee began working for the Institute for Discipleship and BeADisciple in early 2016, developing and facilitating courses for the new Wesley Lay Academy. This was a natural transition for him: He had been the Institute for Discipleship’s Visiting Scholar Southwestern College, then continued the work he began with BeADisciple.
Michael is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Fuller Theological Seminary (intercultural studies), working under Pentecostal theologian Amos Yong. His doctoral research concerns the way Christians from different cultural locations relate to one another in a globalized Christianity. His writing was featured most recently in “Breaking the Marriage Idol: Reconstructing Our Cultural and Spiritual Norms” (IVP, 2018), and in the Religion and Theology Journal (Brill, 2017).
In additional to his doctoral studies Michael holds a bachelor’s degree in religion and philosophy from Friends University, an M.A. from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, and a Th.M. in systematic theology from Trinity International University.