Investigate the doctrine of salvation with Dr. R. Michael Allen as a guide. Christ is the proper starting point for understanding, integrating, and applying the doctrine of salvation, and Dr. Allen maintains this central focus as he considers the theological and historical context of this tenet of the Christian faith. After supplying a thorough doctrinal framework, Dr. Allen looks at salvation through the lens of the communion of the saints, referencing Christian tradition over the centuries to illuminate relevant theological developments. Finally, he considers recent challenges and ongoing debates within the church that have influenced how we confess Christ and understand his work on our behalf today. Ultimately, the goal of this course is not to merely add to your knowledge about the doctrine of salvation but to aid you in faithfully living out your salvation in Christ.
R. Michael Allen teaches systematic (or dogmatic) theology and theological ethics as a way to train students to delight in the study of God’s mighty deeds (Psalm 111:2). He hopes that integrated study of Bible and theology will help students prepare for faithful ministry in the local church by considering our worship and witness in light of God’s Word. He is especially interested in how Christian doctrine relates to other theological disciplines: biblical theology, historical theology, and moral theology. He grew up in both the South and in South Florida as the son of a Presbyterian pastor. He is presently a candidate for ordination as a teaching elder in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church.
In addition to his work in the seminary, he enjoys serving in local churches: teaching classes for children and adults, preaching, and working in the nursery. Prior to joining the faculty at Knox, he taught undergraduate and graduate students at Wheaton College for two years. He has also been active in the American Academy of Religion, the Evangelical Theological Society, and the Society of Biblical Literature.
Logos Mobile Education is a highly effective cross-platform learning environment that integrates world class teaching with the powerful study tools and theological libraries available in Logos Bible Software. Every course provides links to additional resources and suggested readings that supplement the lecture material at the end of every transcript segment.
This course comes with an Activities resource that functions as a type of “workbook” for the course. This resource includes learning activities such as: places for you to respond to reflection questions, exercises that will challenge and show you how deepen your understanding of this course by using specific Logos tools and resources, tutorial videos on different features of Logos Bible Software, and links to relevant Logos guides and tools. A link to open the Activities resource is conveniently placed at the end of every segment.