What we believe, why it matters

Who is God and what can we know about him? What is the Gospel? What is the kingdom that Jesus heralded? In his typically clever and entertaining way, Mike Bird makes theology accessible and practical, teaching not just what Christians believe but why we believe and what difference it makes.

Academic Dean

Dr Mike Bird

Mike Bird is a popular presenter and prolific author (written or edited over 30 books). He has lectured in New Testament and Theology at the Highland Theological College (Scotland) and Crossway College (Brisbane) before joining Ridley College in 2013. Michael describes himself as a ‘biblical theologian’ who endeavours to bring together biblical studies and systematic theology. He believes that the purpose of the church is to ‘gospelize,’ that is to preach, promote, and practise the Gospel-story of the Lord Jesus Christ. Remembered by students for his mix of outlandish humour and intellectual rigor, he makes theology both entertaining and challenging. He is author of the optional textbook for this subject: Evangelical Theology.

Subjects: Knowing God

Course curriculum

  • 2

    2 The Trinity

    • The God who is Triune – Part I & II

    • Video Lecture 2A

    • Video Lecture 2B

    • Lesson 2 Handout

    • Lesson 2 Quiz

  • 3

    3 God’s Nature and Self-Disclosure

    • What is God Like? God as a Revealing God

    • Video Lecture 3A

    • Video Lecture 3B

    • Lesson 3 Handout

    • Lesson 3 Quiz

  • 4

    4 How God Reveals himself

    • God’s Natural Revelation and God’s Special Revelation

    • Video Lecture 4A

    • Video Lecture 4B

    • Lesson 4 Handout

    • Lesson 4 Quiz

  • 5

    5 God as Creator and Sustainer

    • The God who Creates. God’s Provision and Purpose for Creation

    • Video Lecture 5A

    • Video Lecture 5B

    • Lesson 5 Handout

    • Lesson 5 Quiz

    • Full Don Carson Clip for Discussion Questions

  • 6

    6 God as Deliverer

    • The God who Redeems. The God who Makes All Things New

    • Video Lecture 6A

    • Video Lecture 6B

    • Lesson 6 Handout

    • Lesson 6 Quiz

  • 7

    Final quiz

    • Final Quiz

    • Feedback Survey