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.
About the Instructor
Sam O’Donnell (“Pastor Sam”) has taught general studies, leadership, and ministry courses with Southwestern College since 2011. Sam is a lifelong learner and enjoys helping people develop into the best versions of themselves. He is a licensed minister with the General Council of the Assemblies of God.
Sam is a decorated combat veteran and a retired senior non-commissioned officer after 22 years on active duty. He holds an associate degree in nondestructive testing technology (Community College of the Air Force), as well as a bachelor’s degree in pastoral studies, a master of arts in theological studies (MATS), and a master of science in leadership. He earned the bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Southwestern College’s Professional Studies division. He is currently a candidate for a Doctor of Ministry with Bethel University in Saint Paul, Minn.
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.