Meaningfully interact with today’s issues while faithfully communicating biblical truth

Studying God’s Word is a lifelong pursuit that engages both the mind and the heart. At Concordia, the Christian Thought program will give you the unique opportunity to delve more deeply into the Bible, as well as how to read and apply God’s Word as you learn the teachings, history, and defense of the Christian Faith.

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All courses offered face-to-face on Ann Arbor's campus.

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Program Overview

How does God’s Word speak to our culture today? What implications does that have for our daily life? This

Concordia’s history of Christian thought program is designed specifically for students who want to engage in serious theological discussion - who are not also pursuing an Education or Director of Church Ministries degree.

When studying the history of Christian doctrine, you will have the opportunity to study the structure of Christian belief and practice. You will dive into God’s Word as well as respected Lutheran Doctrine texts to properly frame your thoughts and perspectives before exploring the cultural, political, and theological implications of God’s Word on your daily life. Courses address the history of Christianity, Christian doctrine, philosophy, apologetics, and ethics.

The history of christian thought program is for anyone with a desire to better understand the gospel, and equips you to witness with confidence and zeal for the benefit of the Kingdom of God.

What to Expect

You will be asked to research and defend the Christian faith and synthesize your knowledge through written and verbal communication. Professors will teach various approaches to public theology within different denominations and will compel you to examine the interaction between Christianity and surrounding cultures, both from a current and historical lens. You will come to understand how different branches of Christianity react to conflict between Church and State, and you will learn to negotiate issues of Christ and culture. 

We are confident that the Holy Spirit, alongside Lutheran Doctrine, will be at work in your disciplined, sincere exploration of the Christian faith, and that the result will be a greater impact for His Kingdom.

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