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Studyguide_150We're pleased to present this free 82-page Study and Discussion Guide designed for use with Michael Horton's Pilgrim Theology.

The free Study Guide will help you discover vital connections among what God has revealed, what you know, and how you can live and worship in response. This is a guide for your journey to know God and be transformed by him.

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What is "Pilgrim" Theology? 

Here's an excerpt from the Study Guide:

'Pilgrim' theology is the relentless pursuit of reality.

"Pilgrim" theology is the relentless pursuit of reality. This journey of understanding must begin with the central claim of all Scripture, which is the gospel — the good news of Jesus Christ. The gospel does not just tell us that God exists. The gospel tells us what God is like, how he has acted in history, and where we stand in relationship to him... a pursuit of radical transformation.

Theology drives us to believe in the particular God who is revealedin the Scripture and is known in Jesus Christ. Studying theology is not simply a pursuit of information; rather, it is a pursuit of radical transformation...

Theology should connect to practical living. The Bible does not set truth and experience and our head and our heart against each other. Pilgrim Theology and this Study Guide are both written to help us integrate our faith and practice, what we know and what we do. "Theology is the lived, social, and embodied integration of drama, doctrine, doxology, and discipleship" (The Christian Faith, 70).


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What's in the study guide?

What's most unique about this 82-page Study Guide is this: The discussion questions in each section are organized under Michael Horton's four coordinates for exploring theology, Drama, Doctrine, Doxology, and
. Organized this way, the questions provides tangible help for connecting our knowledge of Scripture and doctrine to our practice of worship and daily life.

As a sample, here are the questions from the section entitled "The Resurrection of the Body and the Life Everlasting":



You will find questions in each of the other eighteen sections. We've included a table of contents below.


Table of Contents: Pilgrim Theology Study Guide

  1. Knowing God
  2. God's Written Word
  3. The Living God
  4. The Holy Trinity
  5. Creation and Human Personhood
  6. The Fall
  7. Jesus Christ: The Lord Who Is Servant
  8. The Work of Christ
  9. The Spirit and the Kingdom
  10. Chosen and Called
  11. Union with Christ
  12. Justified and Adopted
  13. Sanctification and Perseverance
  14. The Doctrine of Glorification
  15. Word and Sacraments
  16. Baptism and the Supper
  17. The Church
  18. The End Times
  19. The Resurrection of the Body and the Life Everlasting


Besides discussion questions, each section features pithy chapter summaries, plus lists of key terms and key distinctions. Here's an example of Key Distinctions from the section "Creation and Human Personhood."


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To learn more about the coordinates of Drama-Doctrine-Doxology-Discipleship, check out the recent 4 Coordinates of Key Doctrines infographic images (part 1 and part 2) inspired by Pilgrim Theology.

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