‘Rhythmic Theology’ is a series of ten linked short videos, each dealing with areas of Christian thought – Theology. Originally written as the final assignment for the doctrine strand of my theology degree, I adapted and recorded them as a lockdown project and have uploaded them to YouTube.
They cover the following topics and reflect my own thoughts on each rather than the doctrines of any particular denomination:
Part 1 - comprises an introduction to the series; finishing by affirming that God is very different from us, and that all we know is what He has showed us.
If you are unable to see the video above, you can view Part 1 on YouTube by clicking here.
Part 2 - looks at God and the mystery of the trinity… how we can say that there is only one God and yet make distinctions between God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.
Part 3 - deals with Creation, how we might best understand the stories of Genesis 1 and 2.
Part 4 –considers the role of Humankind in creation and how the relationship between us and God broke down, in Christian circles called ‘the fall’.
Part 5 – charts the course of God’s plan for salvation through the history of Israel; from Abraham; through the Old Testament; and through the years leading up to the birth of Jesus, known as the intertestamental period.
Part 6 – deals with Jesus, the Messiah. What does it mean to say that he is fully God and fully human? What does that mean for salvation?
Part 7 – considers the importance and meaning of Jesus’ crucifixion, death and resurrection. What does ‘the atonement’ mean.
Part 8 – discusses what Christians call ‘Election’, how we know we’re saved. Did God set everything in stone before the world began, and where in that is free will?
Part 9 – What is the Church, and is it still relevant today? What is the relationship of the church to the ‘kingdom of God’?
Part 10 – considers the future, what will happen when Jesus comes a second time? What about those who don’t believe in God?
I hope they bless you, and if you think that they might interest or benefit others, please feel free to recommend them.
Ian Setchell (Irreverend Ian)