Seminary: Writing Theological Essays
Crosslands

Seminary: Writing Theological Essays

Work through these units to be introduced to the principles and practices of writing theological essays.

At a Glance

This course leads you through the approaches and disciplines needed to write good theological essays. Set aside a few hours to read, reflect and pray your way through this seminary-level preparatory course.

The lessons include
  • Principles and content for essay-writing
  • Definitions of types of essays
  • Advice on reading, thinking and writing
  • A walk-through the Crosslands marking criteria
  • Guidance on plagiarism and how to love God through essays
  • Interactive reflection and exercises to help you apply what you learn
This course is ideal for
  • Current and potential Crosslands students
  • Those preparing for theological study
  • Aspiring and existing church leaders or church planters who want to write good papers
  • Leadership teams and church planting core groups who want to have an understanding of how to present the Biblical case for matters in church
  • Existing church ministers who want to 'top-up' their skills

Advanced

20 hours

More Details

This course leads you through the approaches and disciplines needed to write good theological essays. 

Course Overview

Work through these units to be introduced to the principles and practices of writing theological essays.

Brought to you by Crosslands, the Writing Theological Essays course is divided into 8 short lessons:

  • Lesson 1 – different types of essays
  • Lesson 2 – answering the question
  • Lesson 3 – marking criteria
  • Lesson 4 – how to read
  • Lesson 5 – how to think
  • Lesson 6 – how to write
  • Lesson 7 – plagiarism
  • Lesson 8 – loving God and loving your neighbour

Course Options

  • If you are interested in pursuing seminary credit for any of these courses, please contact the BibleMesh Institute here.
  • For more information about Crosslands, click here.

Instructors

Tim Chester
Dr. Tim Chester

Tim Chester is a pastor of Grace Church in Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire, a faculty member of Crosslands. He is the author of over 30 books and commentaries including You Can Change and A Meal with Jesus, as well as being co-author of Total Church.

Dan Strange
Dr. Dan Strange

Dan Strange is Acting Principal at Oak Hill Theological College, lecturing in Culture, Religion and Public Theology and part of the Crosslands faculty. With a PhD from Bristol University, he leads a North London church and is married to Elly with seven children. His most recent monograph is For Their Rock is Not as Our Rock: An Evangelical Theology of Religions.

Tim Ward
Revd. Dr. Tim Ward

Tim Ward teaches at Oak Hill Theological College and is a Crosslands faculty member, having previously taught at the Proclamation Trust Cornhill Training Course. Before that he was the pastor of a church in Leicestershire. He has written a book on the doctrine of Scripture.