Theology is made up of three parts: History, Principals, and Applications.
The Overall Goal
Theology is a massive field of study. In the typical course of these studies, we can only hit one broad area – say, apologetics (the study of whether God exists), biblical theology (a summary of what each book of the Bible talks about and how they relate), systematic theology (answers to general questions about God, man, sin, heaven/hell, etc.), the history of the Church, etc. Exactly what we study is completely up to you as the parent, though I can offer advice as you find helpful.
“Going deep” is an exhaustive task, and in a field as large as theology, it’s nearly a misnomer. That being said, we do take great care to discuss carefully and think clearly – we can only talk about so much, but we will aim to be good and true thinkers in the areas we do encounter. My goal is for students to retain most of what we discuss (as opposed to the approach of endless details which are mostly forgotten over the course of the following week).
Theology, especially for Christians, should be an exciting task. It asks the largest questions that mankind has ever known and then, after offering answers, encourages us to think it over and come to a true understanding concerning it. It is my hope that students will find this invigorating, pushing them onward to find deep truths about the universe and about themselves.