Thursday, October 15, 2009

Sort of like the Energizer Bunny, I'm still going...

Updated: 10/30/09

...on my NANC exams!


I've listed the Theology exam questions below and noted where I stand on each question--composing, drafted, editing, or completed. There's also a Counseling exam that I've been picking away at, but I have by far made the most progress on the Theology exam.

I appreciate your prayers as I hope to become certified in 2010!


Bibliology
1. The Bible is spoken of as “inspired.” What does this mean? Completed!
2. What is the relationship between infallibility and authority? Completed!
3. What is the Bible’s authority on theological controversies? Completed!
4. Compare and contrast the Bible and its authority to general revelation and its authority. Completed!
5. Many Christians today speak of continuing revelation. Relate this concept to inspiration and sufficiency of the Scripture. Relate this concept to the issue of miracles, prophecy and tongues. Completed!


Theology Proper
1. State briefly the biblical basis for, and formulate the doctrine of, the Trinity. Completed!
2. List and develop five attributes of God and how they relate to the believer’s life and counseling. Completed!
3. State briefly the biblical basis for, and formulate the doctrine of, God’s omniscience. Relate this doctrine to the teaching of “open theism.” Completed!


Anthropology
1. Who and what is man? Completed!
2. What role does anthropology play in counseling theory and practice? Completed!


Christology
1. Why did Christ die? Editing
2. He was “tempted in all things as we are” (Heb. 4:15). Discuss and relate to counseling theory and practice. Editing


Soteriology
1. “Justification by faith alone.” Discuss the meaning of this phrase. Drafted
2. Sanctification is said to be past, present, and future. Discuss, including the idea of “union with Christ.” Drafted
3. Do Christians persevere? What relationship does this have to counseling? Drafted


Pneumatology
1. Who or what is the Holy Spirit? Drafted
2. What role does this Spirit play in the believer’s life and the counseling process? Drafted
3. Does the Holy Spirit guide Christians? If so, what means and methods does He use? Drafted


Ecclesiology
1. What is the church? Drafted
2. What role does the church play in the believer’s life and the counseling process? Drafted
3. What is the biblical teaching on women being ordained as officers of the church? Drafted
4. What authority, if any, does the church have over individuals and the counseling process? Drafted


General Questions
1. Are you involved in a larger group, organization, or denomination, which disagrees with NANC’s Statement of Faith? If so, how do you differ from your larger group? Explain what you are doing to influence your group towards NANC’s position. Completed
2. If received as a NANC member, can you unequivocally sign the membership covenant? Completed

5 comments:

Steve Scott said...

Connie,

Just curious, what's the average length of each response? This may sound odd, but sometimes I wish I had similar types of theological exams. Proving one's beliefs.

I really like General question #1. It reflects what most of us experience when we encounter groups of people.

sheshe said...

You go, girl!! And go, and go, and go... ;-) You aren't, perchance, a writing perfectionist, are you? I tend to be that way, which is why it can take me so very long to write things...

Connie said...

Steve: the general guideline requires minimum of page to page and a half response--no penalty for going over. I see your point re: Gen. Ques. #1 and find it very helpful & important especially when joining arms with a para-church organization.

sheshe: BUSTED--I am a perfectionist! It has plagued me most all my life...I need Biblical counseling!! Which, as you know, is a strength of Biblical Counseling--the 'counselor' rarely escapes self-counseling!!!! :-)

Georgene said...

I was wondering how you fulfilled the requirement for the Basic Training and how much it cost? I've been SLOWLY working through Jay Adam's course but it's very expensive.

Connie said...

Georgene - we went through our church's program several yrs. ago--really a HUGE blessing to have that made available.