By Jaerden Willingham
College of Theology Student Worker
Dr. Christina Larsen is a complete-time faculty for Grand Canyon University’s College of Theology and Seminary. We got the possibility to speak to Dr. Larsen about some of her classes and the value behind gaining a deeper understanding. Study on to hear about all she had to say!
Inform us about your self.
I was born in Minnesota, grew up in Florida, went to college in California and attended graduate college in Scotland. Possessing just moved to Phoenix a handful of summers ago, I’m ultimately starting to study what life is like away from the water!
Why is understanding and expertise vital to ministry and theology?
Effectively, very first, a single may say that expertise and understanding are crucial to ministry since, in order to minister, a single ought to have a sense of the requirements a single is addressing and how to address them. If we want to care for a single one more in light of the very good news we have in Christ, we need to have to be each clear about what the very good news is (and is not) and what sort of freedom follows from it.
Secondly, a single may say that expertise and understanding are crucial to theology since theology is speak about God (and all issues in relation to God). Provided that the scope of this speak is what can be identified and understood about God, a theology with neither expertise nor understanding does not fulfill its finish specifically effectively.
Inform us about courses in seminary that present the notion of “A Deeper Understanding.”
I’m at present teaching Theology I, Theology of Worship and Christian Doctrines. They are really a lot focused on building students’ understandings of Christian truth. Whilst this improvement is no doubt tricky, the classes must eventually not discourage but rather encourage Christian hope!
It is our hope that the words and profession of Dr. Larsen will inspire other individuals to pursue a mindset of gaining deeper understandings in each a neighborhood and international ministry. To study far more about the College of Theology, check out our web-site or get in touch with us employing the Request A lot more Info type.