Thought: how in the world does one begin to wrap their mind around the foundations of theology and philosophy? Am I the only one who’s ever felt lost in a class or conversation as big words and big concepts zoom over my head?
I-TUNES U to the rescue. Now, RTS virtual (same classes as the real sem-brains), has its entire curriculum online for free. What’s better, you can even get classes from guys who aren’t teaching any more. (Pratt, Kistemaker, etc).
Let me suggest 3:
Pratt’s Introduction to Pastoral and Theological Studies. (hands down the best intro to the history of Theology from a Reformed perspective…plus, to quote Frame ‘Pratt is one of the greatest pedagogues to ever live.’)
Frame’s History of Philosophy and Christian Thought. (An incredible overview of the tension in history between Christian thought and Unbelieving thought. Frame demonstrates that the new arguments are the same as the old, and that the non-believer is only consistent in oscillating between rationality and irrationality.)
Frame’s Apologetics (Need I say more, he loves Van Til, is SUPER humble, and does a brilliant job of balancing the fields and explicating the utter need for God as both a first principal and guiding method. Not to mention, his head is bigger than any living man’s…DR. F will make the Guiness book of world records. I salivate for God’s glory)
This may seem like much a do about making you even busier than you are…but I assure you, these are well worth your time and, in fact, a great way to fill in the minutes on your morning commute. Do you guys have any other resources that would be considered ‘must have’ to add to this list?