Senior Theology

Course number: DS4101 • Credit hours: 3 hrs


Distance Education Course: Explore theological systems that have challenged evangelical theology such as neo orthodoxy, process theology, liberation theology, and liberalism.

Course Description: The 20th Century theologians posed new challenges to the evangelical church. These divergent streams of theology continue to have far reaching implications for Christians today. The object of this course is examine the basic tenets of each of these schools of thoughts and the personalities behind each of these theological systems.

Prerequisite: DETS3203 Eschatology/Ecclesiology

Course Textbook: 20TH-CENTURY THEOLOGY: God and the World in a Transitional Age Stanley J. Grenz and Roger E. Olson. ISBN: 0830815252

    Instructor:  Dr. Ron Powell

Biography: Ron Powell has a passion to develop servant leaders for Christian ministry. After pastoring for ten years, he began teaching in higher education in the classroom and online. Over the past 20 years he has taught full time at Master’s College and Seminary, and adjunct at Tyndale Seminary, and Prairie Bible College. During this time he also taught online for Taylor University, in Indiana and developed dozens of online courses for IBOLT. At Vanguard College he has served as the Youth Ministry Institute Director, the Field Education Director, and the Graduate Studies Director. He takes great joy in seeing students learn, develop their gifts and use them to serve others.

B.Th., Master’s College and Seminary; M.T.S., Tyndale Seminary; D.Min., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.