Enormous confusion exists today concerning the Bible’s teaching about the future. The In God’s Time course offers an alternative to sensationalist perspectives about the future, an alternative that is at once faithful and sane, readable and scholarly. The course is based on the acclaimed book of the same title by Dr. Craig C. Hill and features video lectures as well as online discussions, weekly letters, and more. In God’s Time encourages Christians both to take seriously and to think sensibly about the hope of God’s ultimate victory. It is a relatively advanced course that will appeal most to people who have a background in biblical studies, such as completion of the first year of the DISCIPLE Bible Study course.
This course will involve reading and discussion on the book In God’s Time by Craig C. Hill; participants will need a copy.
- Are We There Yet?
- The History of the Future
- The Covenant Future
- Apocalypse Then
- Between the Testaments
- Jesus and the Things to Come
- The Once and Future Kingdom
- Conclusion: Hope Unseen
2.2 CEUs are available.
*Please note: You will need to access this course from a laptop or desktop computer in order to view the videos embedded in this course; they will not play on a tablet or phone.
About the Instructor
Cynthia Gorgas is a retired school teacher. She graduated from the University of Northern Iowa and then completed her master’s degree in teaching from Aurora University.
Cynthia is actively involved in her church and community. As a member of Evangelical United Methodist Church, Cynthia is a certified Lay Leader and Lay Speaker in her local church and district. She has taught Sunday school for both youth and adults, has lead bible studies, has served on various church committees, and currently facilitates a Church House group. She is also site coordinator for EUMC’s web page and has co-facilitated a Qplace group at the local YMCA for the past 4 years.
About the Course Organizer
Michael Beardslee began working for the Institute for Discipleship and BeADisciple in early 2016, developing and facilitating courses for a new project called the Wesley Lay Academy. He was born and raised in South Central Kansas, where he currently resides after a period of moving across the United States for his graduate studies.
He holds a Bachelors in Religion and Philosophy (Friends University), an M.A. (Pittsburgh Theological Seminary), Th.M (Systematic Theology, Trinity International University), and is currently a Ph.D candidate at Fuller Theological Seminary (Intercultural Studies), working under the Pentecostal theologian, Amos Yong. His doctoral research concerns the way Christians from different cultural locations relate to one another in a globalized Christianity. His writing is featured most recently in Breaking the Marriage Idol: Reconstructing Our Cultural and Spiritual Norms (IVP, 2018), and in the Religion and Theology journal (Brill, 2017).
Michael splits his time up between his academic interests, his many hobbies, and spending time with his wife, Sarah, and his two young girls. In 2017, he was awarded the Visiting Scholar fellowship at Southwestern College, after which he returned to continue the work he began with BeADisciple.