Theology and Biblical Studies

In-depth exploration of scripture, doctrine, culture, and mission

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All of the KST tracks provide a thorough grounding in theology, biblical studies, history, culture and mission. They are designed to equip you through in-depth teaching, practical studies, tailored assignments and a supportive learning environment.

 

This track is for people who:

  • want a thorough grounding in theology, which covers all the major disciplines of biblical studies, doctrine, history, and practical theology.
  • seek to be equipped to lead, teach, and communicate theologically
  • are involved in any area of ministry or mission
  • desire theological training which will equip them to learn for themselves and lead others

First year

All students in the first year of KST follow the same curriculum, with customised breakout sessions and seminars for each of the tracks.

In the first year you will study:

  • Introduction to theology and the tools for interpreting Scripture
  • God’s Big Story: Bible overview
  • Practical Theology: how to learn on the go
  • God: Trinity, Character, Mission
  • The Life and Work of Christ
  • The Holy Spirit
  • Islam

We complement this with a study skills programme, designed to give all students the skills you need to succeed with the academic aspects of the course.

 

Second and Third year

In the second and third year, the curriculum diversifies and four of the modules are tailored to your track. The Theology and Biblical Studies track continues to meet in the same centres as the first years (other tracks have occasional weekends in other venues).

Core Topics:

  • Paul: Man, Message and Mission
  • Genesis 1-11
  • Prophets and Prophetic Living
  • Church History: until the Reformation
  • Christian Ethics
  • Ecclesiology – the church
  • The Kingdom of God and Mission
  • Church History: Reformation and Revival
  • Eschatology
  • Engaging in Western Culture

Additional Topics Specific to this Track:

  • Romans
  • Psalms and Wisdom
  • John’s Gospel
  • The Bible for the Church

 

The Theology and Biblical Studies Track gives you:

  • Confidence and clarity over the story of scripture
  • Ability to equip the church with biblical truth
  • Communication skills – written and spoken
  • Ability to weigh different perspectives, think critically, and come to conclusions
  • Research skills and a passion for study, equipping you for lifelong learning

 

Track Leader – Barnabas Aspray

 

Barney Aspray is the Track leader for Theology and Biblical Studies. Our Track Leaders head up the development, structure and delivery of the specialist areas within KST. They take a lead in mentoring, tutoring and teaching, and bring specialist expertise to the team. The elements of KST which all students take are led by Lizzie Hollow and the tutoring team.

Barney lives in Cambridge where he is took an M.Phil in Theology & Religious Studies and is currently writing his doctorate. Before that he completed the MA in Biblical Studies at Regent College, Vancouver and is part of Community Church Harlesden.

A web developer by trade, Barney is a KST tutor and mentor and runs the King’s Theology twitter and facebook feeds.