What is Biblical 'Faith'? Beyond Easy Believism and Cheap Grace


GOING LIVE ONLINE 12/09 & 12/16 2020

What is Biblical Faith? Beyond Easy Believism and Cheap Grace is a LIVE ONLINE Term 2 2020 MINI COURSE held virtually on Zoom on Two Consecutive Wednesdays December 09 & 16 from 7:00–9:30pm.

Course Description
We often hear "Just have faith!" or "By faith alone!", but, if truth be known, we have greatly misunderstood Biblical faith. It is not remotely about easy believism or cheap grace (yes, think Bonhoeffer). In this deep study, we will first find out that 'faith' cannot be understood in isolation from the other Biblical actions with which is it closely related such as 'doing righteousness'. Our deep study will take us to many Biblical passages including the Abraham story in Genesis, John 3:16, the epistle of James (Jacob), the letter to the Romans, and even the Book of Revelation.


This MSI LIVE ONLINE course meets LIVE via Zoom on 12/09 and 12/16, but the LIVE ONLINE sessions for this course will be recorded and available to revisit whenever you desire. The videos will be uploaded as soon as possible after the LIVE ONLINE session here in the course page. We encourage you to follow the schedule closely and plan ahead to be with us for these LIVE courses so you can get the most out of lifelong learning with MSI.

Once you enroll in the course you will have access to the class session pages and Zoom videoconferencing link for each week's session by going to 'My Courses', selecting this course, and reviewing the materials in the curriculum. Note that the same link and password is used each session.

GOING LIVE ONLINE December 09 & 16

2020–2021 Course Schedule

Your Instructor

Henri Louis Goulet
Henri Louis Goulet

Henri’s primary interests include the Biblical languages (specializing in Biblical Greek); the reciprocal relationship between the Tanakh and the New Covenant Scriptures; the study of the New Covenant Scriptures from the 'Within Judaism Perspective'; the Way of the LORD as a Biblical worldview and way of life; the origin, meaning, and instantiation of ekklēsia; the Jewish-Graeco-Roman milieu of the New Covenant Scriptures; 2nd Temple Jewish Literature, especially the 'Pseudepigrapha'; the full Good News; the kingship/kingdom of God; the letters of Paul; ancient rhetoric; hermeneutics; paradigms; and conceptual metaphor. He is a member of the SBL and the SPOSTST, and has served as an Adjunct Instructor of Biblical Greek and/or NT at the seminaries of Ashland and Capital University. Henri currently serves as the Academic Dean and Executive Director of MSI, as well as the Education Coordinator of Beth Messiah Congregation.

This course is closed for enrollment.