Ps Grant Buchanan came to Australia to take a position in an ACC church in Melbourne’s SE suburbs primarily as Creative Ministries and Small Groups Pastor. Since 2010, he has been covering a number of part time roles apart from his teaching including chaplaincy and counselling. He has begun his doctoral research at University of Divinity in Melbourne looking at a pneumatological reading of Galatians and how this impacts on identity.
Do you have questions about God that you have been unable to answer? Do you sometimes wonder whether Christian beliefs about things like the Trinity and the divinity of Jesus make any sense? This unit provides you with the opportunity to explore those beliefs that are foundational to Christianity. It argues that what we believe about God (our theology) has a practical impact upon our life and ethics and, therefore, provides an overview of Christian faith, and reflects on the ways in which this faith informs our everyday life and calling.
Upon completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Describe the sources used to inform a Christian worldview and apply consistent method in arriving at theological conclusions
- Examine alternate perspectives, and identify complementary and contradictory conclusions and arguments
- Identify central elements of a Christian worldview and show how these are impact individual spirituality and inform the life and mission of the church
- Give a critical account of the historical formation of Christian doctrines of God, creation and redemption and analyse contemporary formulations.