Talbot School of Theology
Love One Another: Pursuing Unity in Church Diversity
Learn How To Pursue Church Unity in Diversity
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Overview

In the five lessons contained in Love One Another, Dr. Mark Saucy takes us on a journey through the Old and New Testaments as we seek God’s heart on the matter of unity in our diversity.

Each lesson begins with a series of lectures which are followed by a quiz, a review of the answers to the quiz, and a reflection assignment. You will also find a link to the lesson outline at the beginning of the video series in each lesson. Feel free to download these outlines and use them to supplement your learning in this course.

For further review of the topics highlighted in these lessons, you will find a list of recommended resources at the conclusion of lesson 5. 

Note: This is the individual version of the course. This course is formatted for individual study. There is also a small group curriculum version of this course that contains videos and a downloadable participant guide for use in an in-person small group.

Instructor
Mark Saucy
Talbot School of Theology

About the Course Author

Dr. Mark Saucy's interests lie primarily in the areas of systematic and biblical theology. Before coming to Talbot he and his family served as missionaries for 13 years with SEND International in Kyiv, Ukraine, assigned to encourage and develop theological education in the Eurasia regions coming out of Soviet communism. Living in Ukraine also stimulated an interest in patristics and comparative theology with the Eastern Orthodox Church. Dr. Saucy has taught regularly at theological institutions throughout Ukraine and the Evangelische Theologische Facultait in Leuven, Belgium. Since coming to Talbot in 2007, he continues his affiliation with the Eurasia region as Director of Talbot's extension program at Kyiv Theological Seminary and as member of the editorial board of the Eurasian theological journal, Studii. He is the author of The Kingdom of God in the Teaching of Jesus, articles in The Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, Trinity Journal, Bibliotheca Sacra, The Evangelical Quarterly, and other works for the Union of Evangelicals-Christians Baptists of Ukraine. He is active in his local church and strives for theological reflection and teaching that is transformative to the image of Christ for his own soul and those of his students.

About the Course Provider

The Talbot School of Theology is a theologically conservative, evangelical seminary in Southern California near Los Angeles. With over a 60-year heritage of biblical fidelity, the seminary couples solid evangelical scholarship with spiritual formation to prepare students for a lifetime of relevant, effective ministry. The seminary's master's degree programs and doctoral degree programs are led by a faculty of nationally renowned, widely-published and actively engaged ministry leaders.

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Syllabus

Every day our world seems more fractured and...
Overview
Introduction to the Course
Video
We're Different! Part 1
Video
We're Different! Part 2
Video
We're Different! Part 3
Video
Lesson 1 - Quiz
Quiz
Lesson 1 Quiz Review
Misc
What Do You Think?
Reflection
The Bible’s view about how majority groups...
Overview
Hearing God's Heart on the Different Other Part 1
Video
Hearing God's Heart on the Different Other Part 2
Video
Hearing God's Heart on the Different Other Part 3
Video
Lesson 2 - Quiz
Quiz
Lesson 2 Quiz Review
Misc
On God's Heart Revealed through the Old Testament Narratives
Reflection
Jesus and the writers of the New Testament...
Overview
Listening to the New Testament about the Different Other
Video
Loving the Other in the New Testament Part 1
Video
Loving the Other in the New Testament Part 2
Video
Loving the Other in the New Testament Part 3
Video
Lesson 3 - Quiz
Quiz
Lesson 3 Quiz Review
Misc
Pondering on Galatians 3:28
Reflection
In an age that is “identity-crazy,” how should...
Overview
The Three Dimensions of our Unity and Diversity Part 1
Video
The Three Dimensions of our Unity and Diversity Part 2
Video
Lesson 4 - Quiz
Quiz
Lesson 4 Quiz Review
Misc
The Stewardship of Your Uniqueness
Reflection
The “why question” — Why am I here? — is part...
Overview
The Three Dimensions of our Unity and Diversity Part 1
Video
The Three Dimensions of our Unity and Diversity Part 2
Video
The Three Dimensions of our Unity and Diversity Part 3
Video
The Three Dimensions of our Unity and Diversity Part 4
Video
Lesson 5 - Quiz
Quiz
Lesson 5 Quiz Review
Misc
Your Thoughts on Submission
Reflection
Recommended Resources
Misc
Course Evaluation
Misc

Course FAQ

The total amount of time it will take for you to complete the course will depend on how deeply you engage the reflection and application projects. Since this is a self-paced course, the time it will take you to complete it will depend on the speed with which you want to progress through the course.

No. The course contains everything you need to successfully complete the course. There are resources recommended at the end of the course that you are free to purchase if you wish to pursue further study on the course topic.

Since this course is designed as a completely self-paced experience, you will not have any interaction with the professor during the course.