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Foundations 201. Our Great God

Week 6 - Gospel, Kingdom and Resurrection
Graham Irvine
What is the Good News about?
Recorded: Monday 27th March 2017
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Week 5/6 - What is the Gospel?
Graham Irvine
Gospel means good news, but good news about what?
Recorded: Monday 20th March 2017
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Week 4 - The Christian Story - Part 4
Graham Irvine
Where is our story headed? How will it end up?
Recorded: Monday 13th March 2017
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Week 3 - What is the Gospel?
Graham Irvine
To answer the question, "What is the gospel?" we turn to 1 Corinthians 15 -- the oldest summary of the gospel in existence.
Recorded: Monday 27th February 2017
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Week 2 - The Christian Story (2)
Graham Irvine
The Bible reveals God as the Saviour of humanity. Only when we appreciate how huge this story is can we appreciate the salvation he provides.
Recorded: Monday 20th February 2017
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Week 1 - The Christian Story (Part 1)
Graham Irvine
What does it mean to be a Christian? We're actually part of a significant story that is much greater than ourselves.
Recorded: Monday 13th February 2017
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Foundations 202. Jesus: Liberator and King

Week 6 - Jesus in the world today
Allen Browne
How is Jesus present and at work today? How do we partner with him?
Recorded: Monday 12th June 2017
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Week 5 - Jesus’ Death and Resurrection
Allen Browne
Why did Jesus die? How did he understand what his death meant? What changed when he rose from the dead?
Recorded: Monday 29th May 2017
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Week 4 - The king arrives at his capital
Paula Hadfield
Jesus final journey to Jerusalem has huge significance. He rides into his capital to the adulation of the crowds, and overturns the temple. What was he doing?
Recorded: Monday 22nd May 2017
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Week 3 - Jesus’ Teachings
Paula Hadfield
We look Jesus' teaching as found in the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7). What was Jesus calling God's people to be and do? And how did Jesus himself embody his teaching?
Recorded: Monday 15th May 2017
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Week 2 - Jesus’ identity: Son of Man
Allen Browne
Why did Jesus prefer to label himself "the son of man" -- a phrase that means human? What did he think humans should be doing, and how did he plan to do it differently than other humans?
Recorded: Monday 08th May 2017
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Week 1 - Jesus’ vocation: the kingdom of God
Allen Browne
We seek to understanding Jesus in his setting, with the terms he used to describe himself and his work.
Recorded: Monday 01st May 2017
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Foundations 203. Holy Spirit and You

Week 6 - Living in union with Holy Spirit
Allen Browne
God is a relational being (three in one). See how they treat each other, e.g. Father and Son, Son and Spirit. They're the best dance moves ever! Join the dance.
Recorded: Monday 28th August 2017
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Week 5 - Holy Spirit’s gifts (part 2)
Allen Browne
Holy Spirit empowers us to partner with God in caring for people. His gifts include prophecy, distinguishing spirits, tongues, and interpretation.
Recorded: Monday 21st August 2017
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Week 4 - Holy Spirit’s gifts (part 1)
Allen Browne
What would it look like to use the gifts of the Spirit (as listed in 1 Corinthians 12) to care for each other?
Recorded: Monday 14th August 2017
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Week 3 - Life with Holy Spirit
Allen Browne
How do we life a life that produces what the Spirit intends (his fruit) instead of expressing our broken humanity (Galatians 5)? What does this life in the Spirit look like (Romans 8)?
Recorded: Monday 07th August 2017
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Week 2 - Jesus and Holy Spirit
Allen Browne
Jesus promised the Holy Spirit to his followers (John 14-16), and his first act after ascending the throne was to empower his followers with the Holy Spirit (Acts 1-2).
Recorded: Monday 31st July 2017
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Week 1 - Encountering Holy Spirit
Allen Browne
Who is Holy Spirit? How do we encounter him? How his his presence with us different than it was in Old Testament times?
Recorded: Monday 24th July 2017
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Foundations 204. Christian Living

Week 6 - Living in Contemporary Culture
Nick Martin
How should we live for Christ in our consumer-orientated, instant-gratification, technologically-soaked society?
Recorded: Monday 20th November 2017
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Week 5 - The Inner You
Nick Martin
What does it look like to honour God with every part of your being, body, soul, and spirit?
Recorded: Monday 13th November 2017
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Week 4 - Healthy Relationships
Nick Martin
Jesus taught the core relationship wisdom we need. Our family relationships and friendships are most significant when lived as God intended.
Recorded: Monday 06th November 2017
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Week 3 - Money
Nick Martin
How should the believer handle money and material wealth? The Bible gives us many perspectives and principles.
Recorded: Monday 30th October 2017
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Week 2 - The Believer's Body
Nick Martin
If our bodies belong to God, how do we look after them?
Recorded: Monday 23rd October 2017
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Week 1 - The Stewardship Paradigm
Nick Martin
This unit discusses what it looks like on a day to day basis to live according to the Christian Faith
Recorded: Monday 16th October 2017
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Foundations 205. The Life of Faith

Week 6 - Faith and the Supernatural
Tim Healy
What do we mean by “supernatural”? What are the gifts of the Spirit, and how do they function? Ultimately, faith boils down to relational trust.
Recorded: Monday 27th March 2017
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Week 5 - Faith’s Expression (2)
Tim Healy
What is the relationship between faith and works, between faith an obedience to God?
Recorded: Monday 20th March 2017
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Week 4 - Faith’s Expression (1)
Tim Healy
What we believe finds expression in the things we say.
Recorded: Monday 13th March 2017
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Week 3 - Faith: Builders and Busters
Tim Healy
What are the things that build our faith, and what are the things that destroy our faith?
Recorded: Monday 27th February 2017
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Week 2 - The Object of Our Faith
Tim Healy
Knowing and trusting God's character is the secure foundation for our faith.
Recorded: Monday 20th February 2017
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Week 1 - Essential Faith
Tim Healy
Faith is essential to life. But what is faith?
Recorded: Monday 13th February 2017
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Foundations 206. Growing Spiritually

Week 6 - Service, Solitude, Worship
Nick Martin
The final three spiritual disciplines we discuss are: serving God and others, developing rhythms of time with God in solitude, and living to bring honour to God.
Recorded: Monday 12th June 2017
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Week 5 - Seeking Guidance and Confession
Nick Martin

Recorded: Monday 29th May 2017
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Week 4 - Simplicity and Submission
Nick Martin

Recorded: Monday 22nd May 2017
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Week 3 - Fasting and Meditation
Nick Martin
What is fast? What does the Bible say about it? Why fast? How does Christian meditation differ from meditation in other religions? How do we practice mediation?
Recorded: Monday 15th May 2017
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Week 2 - Study and Prayer
Nick Martin
Bible study and prayer are the most foundational ways to grow spiritually. Learn how to do these things well.
Recorded: Monday 08th May 2017
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Week 1 - A Royal Priesthood
Nick Martin
What are the spiritual disciplines, and how do they help us grow?
Recorded: Monday 01st May 2017
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Foundations 207. Reading the Bible for all it's Worth

Week 6 - Difficult Scriptures
Graham Irvine
Covers principles for understanding eschatology, the Book of Revelation, and various genres. Examples include the genealogies in Matthew and Luke, slavery in Scripture, the role of women in Paul's letters, and war in the OT.
Recorded: Monday 28th August 2017
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Article - Biblical Authority
Tom Wright
Tom Wright article on Biblical Authority.
Recorded: Monday 21st August 2017
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Week 5 - Reading Hebrew Narratives
Graham Irvine
In what sense can narrative be authoritative? What storytelling conventions do we need to recognize in Hebrew narratives?
Recorded: Monday 21st August 2017
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Week 4 - Interpreting Scripture (Part 3)
Graham Irvine
How to handle different literary genres found in Scripture: poetry, apocalyptic, parables, proverbs, and narrative.
Recorded: Monday 14th August 2017
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Article: Cultural Language Context
Scot McKnight
Article by Scot McKnight, on "Casting Bread Crumbs"
Recorded: Monday 14th August 2017
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Week 3 - Interpreting Scripture (Part 2)
Graham Irvine
Practical examples of exegeting Scripture, from Mark 11.
Recorded: Monday 07th August 2017
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Article - How to approach the Book of Titus
Gordon Fee
Article on the Book of Titus, from Fee and Stuart, "How to Read the Bible Book by Book."
Recorded: Monday 31st July 2017
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Week 2 – Interpreting Scripture (Part 1)
Graham Irvine
Understanding inspiration. Suggesting a model for Bible Study (SOAP). Discussing principles of interpretation.
Recorded: Monday 31st July 2017
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Article - Can We Still Believe the Bible?
Craig Blomberg
Review by Ben Witherington of Craig Blomberg's book, "Can We Still Believe the Bible? An Evangelical Engagement with Contemporary Questions"
Recorded: Monday 31st July 2017
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Article - The beauty of our incurably irreverent Bible
Peter Enns

Recorded: Monday 24th July 2017
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Article - Spoiler alert: stuff in the Bible happened long ago
Peter Enns

Recorded: Monday 24th July 2017
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Article - The Hermeneutics Quiz
Scot McKnight

Recorded: Monday 24th July 2017
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Week 1 - The Reliability of Scripture
Graham Irvine
This unit examines what questions and skills we need to bring to our reading of the Bible in order to understand the message of Scripture to the best of our ability.
Recorded: Monday 24th July 2017
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Article - Resources for Foundations 207
Graham Irvine

Recorded: Monday 24th July 2017
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Foundations 208. Good News for God's World

Week 6 Questions People Ask
Allen Browne
How do you respond to some of the issues people raise that prevent them placing their trust in Jesus?
Recorded: Monday 20th November 2017
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Week 5 - Jesus' Conversations
Allen Browne
Learn how to share good news from the Master. Listen in on Jesus' conversations with Nicodemus (John 3) and the Samaritan woman (John 4).
Recorded: Monday 13th November 2017
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Week 4 - Good News in Practice
Allen Browne
An interview on how we can be good news for people in Australia and overseas.
Recorded: Monday 06th November 2017
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Week 3 - Gospel in Our Culture
Allen Browne
To communicate the gospel to our culture, we need to know what the gospel is, how our culture works, and how to cross the divide between the two.
Recorded: Monday 30th October 2017
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Week 2 - The Good News of Jesus
Allen Browne
What was the good news according to Jesus? How should we understand the problem of sin, and how does the gospel resolve it?
Recorded: Monday 23rd October 2017
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Week 1 - Sharing Good News
Allen Browne
What is the good news, and how do we share it? You'll find this encouraging and liberating.
Recorded: Monday 16th October 2017
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