Knowing Father God
A.W. Tozer famously said, “What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us . . . No nation has ever risen above its idea of God.” In this course, students ponder their own unspoken beliefs about God. A big part of the course is for students to unearth the underlying theology that is driving their behavior. What is theology? How does theology relate to divine revelation? With all the disagreements in theology, is it even worthwhile to attempt to know God? What does the Bible have to do with theology? This is the most foundational course at Right On Mission.
Who is God? Is God male? Is God White? Is God all-powerful? Does God learn?
How is it that God is triune? Is God a three-tiered hierarchy of Father, Son, and Spirit?
Is God a circle of love? How does the Holy Spirit relate to the Father and Son?
Is God the author of evil? How can God be good in light of all of the pain people experience?
How do we even know that God exists?
I can't tell you how awesome this class was. I just want to cry with everything God has revealed to me through this course! I wanted to share the change in me from the Get Right On Mission (GROM) course to Knowing Father God course. When I had to write my paper on my Life Mission Statement for GROM I was a basket case. I was so worked up I couldn't even think let along write the paper. I had to ask for an extra week just so I could get something written. But as I was preparing for the test, I realized that the content of this class had already transformed me: I was free--I didn't worry! I did my best in studying and reading and let it be. I feel so blessed to be part of Right On Mission, learning the Word, and meeting wonderful new people.
— Juliann Lee