Saturday, September 17, 2016

Reformed Theology: Soteriology - Syllabus

The class Reformed Theology: Soteriology being taught by Dr. Greg Love will be held on 
September 23 & 24. Friday, 7-10pm & Saturday 9am-4pm. Here is the syllabus for the class....

Reformed Theology: Soteriology

NOTE: The reading does not have to be done before class. Reading and papers just need to be done before October 23, 2016.

Reading:

1. Daniel Migliore, Faith Seeking Understanding (2nd or 3rd edition). Read Ch. 8, “The Person and Work of Jesus Christ.”

2. Gregory Anderson Love, Love, Violence and the Cross: How the Nonviolent God Saves Us through the Cross of Christ. Read the whole book.

Both of these books are available through Amazon as Kindle editions. Also available as new, or as used.

Assignments:
For this section of the coursework, you will write three short papers, each one 4 pages (double spaced). The papers are due Midnight on Sunday, Oct. 23.

Paper #1: The Penal Substitutionary Theory of Atonement. Read Ch. 1 of my book, Love, Violence and the Cross. In the first two pages, summarize what is wrong with the human condition, and how Jesus saves us from it. In the final two pages, give your analysis of that view: What are its strengths? What are its weaknesses? [Give four points of analysis, a full paragraph for each point.]

Paper #2: The Alternative to Penal Substitution by its Sharp Critics. For this paper, write a paper similar to the first paper, on either Ch. 4 or Ch. 5 of my book. In the first two pages, summarize what is wrong with the human condition, and how Jesus saves us from it. In the final two pages, give your analysis of that view: What are its strengths? What are its weaknesses? [Give four points of analysis, a full paragraph for each point.]

Paper #3: Reconstructions of Traditional Views of Atonement. For this final paper, write a paper similar to the first and second papers, on one of the chapters between Chs. 7-11. In the first two pages, summarize what is wrong with the human condition, and how Jesus saves us from it. In the final two pages, give your analysis of that view: What are its strengths? What are its weaknesses? [Give four points of analysis, a full paragraph for each point.]

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

ENGLISH LANGUAGE * SCHEDULE OF CLASSES 2016 – 2017 

here is a quick list of Teachers and Dates of our 2016-17
Commissioned Lay Pastor Classes

you can download forms on the right
and register with "Karl@shadley.net"
or 'Jake@firstpreshayward.com

2016
September 23-24 Reformed Theology: Sotierology - Gregory Love
October 21-22 Reformed Theology: Ecclesiology - Mark Hopkins
November 18-19 New Testament: Book Study - Dale Bruner

2017
January 27-28 Pastoral Theology - David Rohrer
February 28-29 New Testament Overview - Daniel Kirk
March 24-25 Church Leadership in Multicultural World - Eric Law
April 28-29 Presbyterian Polity Today - Kamal Hassan
May 26-27 Church Leadership in Current American Context - Soong-Chan Rah
June 23-24 Old Testment Overview - Carol Miles
July 28-29 Old Testament: Book Study - Pablo Morataya
August 25-26 Discipleship and Social Justice - Debra Lee
September 29-30 Church History and Ethos - Gregory Love

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Gracious Leadership I

         “Good intentions are not going to create a just community.” Eric Law


The Presbytery of San Francisco 
Education Center offers
Two Weekend Workshop 
Gracious Leadership I

Using and experiencing Eric Law's book
“The Wolf Shall Dwell with the Lamb” 

This 18 hour workshop will introduce participants to the hands-on use of the skills and tools Eric Law shares in his ground-breaking book on new ways of being a leader in diverse religious communities. This workshop will teach students how to use foundational tools/skills found in the book. These skills will enhance participants’ abilities to be effective leaders of inclusive, sustainable/missional faith communities in the 21st century. The training lays the groundwork for incubating new sustainable/missional ministries in your Presbytery. 

Weekends January 29-30 & February 5-6, 2016 
Fridays 7-10 pm & Saturdays 9 am-3 pm
Cost: $36 ($2 per hr) + $10 for workbook

You should have and be reading the book 
“The Wolf Shall Dwell with the Lamb”

We will have copies in Spanish available at the class or by contacting Marda Stothers
The workshop will be held at the Presbytery of San Francisco's
Education Center, 545 Ashbury Ave., El Cerrito
Registration & Questions: Marda Stothers “mqstothers@gmail.com”

Participants for this training will be selected by date of registration and makeup of the group
Facilitated by: Kaleidoscope Catalysts
Marda Stothers, Kamal Hussan, Sally Juarez, Daniel Pinell
& Karl Shadley (Karl has worked with the Kaleidoscope Institute for 15 years and is a KI Mentor)

Who should attend: *Church leaders who what to learn new ways of creating 
just communities in diverse settings *Leaders of “1001 New Worshiping Communities”
*Those who want an introduction to the skills/tools found in Eric Law's books *Members of the Presbytery who what to build deeper relationships with others in our community.
*Moderators of: Deacons, Presbytery Committees, Working Groups

More information: www.presbyteryofsf.org & sfeducationcenter.blogspot.com

Friday, June 19, 2015

Incubating New Sustainable/Missional Ministries

For the past year San Francisco Presbytery has been offering
training in preparation for the incubation of
new ministries in our communities.
This coming year we are getting serious about our
 first start-up programs in the Spring of 2016.
We are working with The Rev. Eric Law and the Kaleidoscope Institute
to offer training in the tools and experience of building
authentic, honest, loving communities across our cultures and differences.
 In the Fall of 2015 we will be offering a 5 week workshop
 for building Gracious Leaders.
And then in April of 2016 we will host our
first Holy Currencies training
where we will learn the skills and tools of
incubating sustainable/missional ministries
and working with our partner to lay the
groundwork for our first New Ministries.
 Make plans now for attending this important Institute. 




NEW!
April 7 - 12, 2016 - San Anselmo, CA 
@ San Francisco Theological Seminary
Northern California Kaleidoscope Institute  
 Holy Currencies: 
Creating Sustainable Missional Ministries 
And Gracious Leadership Training
Led by Eric Law
This will be the first opportunity for the incubation of 
New Sustainable/Missional Ministry Projects
supported by the Presbytery of San Francisco
* * * * * * * * *
  more information @ “www.kscopeinstitute.org” 
and Eric Law blog @ “www.ehflaw.typepad.com/blog”

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Up Coming Opportunities for Training with Eric Law

Up Coming Opportunities for Training with Eric Law
and Kaleidoscope Training
* * * * * * * * *
 July 20-25, 2015 - Los Angeles CA
Gracious Leadership Training & 
Holy Currencies: Creating Sustainable Missional Ministries 
& KI Catalyst (Facilitator's Training) 
Training for Gracious Leadership Workbook 1 & 2 
Cathedral Center of St. Paul 840 Echo Park Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90026 www.kscopeinstitute.org • 800.366.1536 ext. 216 
* * * * * * * * *
NEW!
April 7 - 12, 2016 - San Anselmo, CA 
@ San Francisco Theological Seminary
Northern California Kaleidoscope Institute  
 Holy Currencies: 
Creating Sustainable Missional Ministries 
And Gracious Leadership Training
Led by Eric Law
This will be the first opportunity for the incubation of 
New Sustainable/Missional Ministry Projects
supported by the Presbytery of San Francisco
* * * * * * * * *
  more information @ “www.kscopeinstitute.org” 
and Eric Law blog @ “www.ehflaw.typepad.com/blog”

Thursday, March 5, 2015