Posts Tagged ‘Hermeneutics’

And it begins . . . SysTheo Q1 Mid-Term Test

See PowerPoint slide packs for a reminder AND there is a practice guide below.




Materials needed to write the SysTheo Hermeneutics Project Paper

academic writing Calvin and HobbesSee below for the  samples and further instructions for writing your paper:

    1. Ask a Question. This is your topic
    2. Determine what authoritative resources will help you answer that question, and then resource them.
    3. As you are getting answers, organize the different answers into options. This is your division.
    4. Think about the options. Choose the one that seems most biblical/plausible/correct. This is your thesis.
    5. Make an outline and then write the paper (3-5 pages) that follows this format:
      1.                                                                            i.      Introduction – the “hook” of the paper that introduces your topic and question. It convinces us that it is an important question and why we should listen. (1/3 of a page)
      2.                                                                          ii.      Narration – the background material that will help the audience get up to speed with topic and move toward being able to understand your thesis. NOTE: this section DOES NOT include arguments for or against anything – just background data. (1/2 a page)
      3.                                                                        iii.      Division – a listing of all of the main options or views in answering your question. You should choose one and state it at the end of this section – that choice is your thesis. (1/2 a page)
      4.                                                                        iv.      Proof – the body of the paper proper that lists all the reasons why you chose the view you did. This section is only positive – no refutation of other views mentioned. (1.5 pages)
      5.                                                                          v.      Refutation – what was lacking in the other views that made you reject them. (2/3 of a page)
      6.                                                                        vi.      Conclusion – a general restating of the issue, the thesis, and potentially a call to action or thought. (1/2 a page)

SysTheo Hermeneutics Project

Sample Paper with footnotes

Sample Bibliography

Sample table of contents

Sample Term_paper_cover

Hermeneutics Docs for Bible Interpretation

See attached for all of the docs needed for class. Use at will . . .hey, if you’re not in the class – don’t you wish you were? 🙂


CCS Biblical Interpretation Glossary

John’s Gospel Flow Chart


Thematic Analysis Template-John

ThematicAnalysisSample-1 Thessalonians

John Research paper Instructions_1REVISED

Sample Term_paper_cover

Sample table of contents

Sample Paper with footnotes

Sample Bibliography



See Slidepacks for Epistemology here:



Theodicy: God and the Problem of Evil . . . is there an answer?

Attached is a slidepack on Theodicy for Senior Apologetics. The heart of the discussion is near the end between the videos from Zacharias and Piper. The answer to the problem of God and evil/suffering: The Cross.


SysTheo Quarter 3 Mid-Term Test – any takers?

Attached is the Study Guide for the Q3 Mid Exam. For all who have said they would like to be in the class, take a look. All the answers are in the slidepacks that are attached in other posts.