Reconstructing faith shouldn't be scary or lonely, even if it is hard.

You want to move beyond endless criticism and cynicism. But you don't want to end up back with fundamentalist certainty either.

The way forward is not to bounce between modern certainty (evangelical-fundamentalism) and modern doubt (progressive-liberalism).

The way forward is to renew a more Jesus-Centered Faith.

WHAT YOU NEED....

... is help making 5 FUNDAMENTAL SHIFTS that will enable you to reconstruct your faith beyond modern distortions, reintegrate it with your entire life, and renew your walk with Jesus.

And that is what this interactive-hybrid course is all about: helping you take those honest questions and unsettling doubts and use them as fertilizer for growing a Jesus-Centered faith. 

WHO IS THIS FOR?

This course IS FOR:

• The curious, but not the cynical
• Those questioning, not just criticizing 

This course IS NOT FOR:

• The uber-confident, who have all the answers
• The ultra-cynical, who only want questions

CHECK OUT THE SYLLABUS FOR THE DATES AND TOPICS FOR ALL THE TUESDAY MEETINGS IN AUGUST, 2022.

WHY THIS COURSE?
And WHY ME?  

or the Trouble with Elites & Hacks

There are plenty of elite academics in ivory towers, trained in the latest intellectual fashions and fanciest words.  

I (Geoff Holsclaw) was trained in all that when I got my PhD in theology.

But these elites have lost sight of the questionsdoubtshopes, and fears of everyday people.

And then there are the hack theologians.  They offer pious sounding words ripped from the headlines and the Bible.

They promise to revitalize your faith in two easy steps, banishing all doubts, and bringing you  peace and joy. But they don't. 


I'M NEITHER an elite academic nor a hack theologian. 

I'm both a pastor and professor. I'm both a theologian and practitioner. 

And I've walked through this process of deconstructing and reconstructing faith, and found a way beyond the modern (conservative and liberal) distortion of Christianity.

And I'LL GUIDE YOU THROUGH.

Mining my own experience and talking and walking with many others, I created 5 Shifts for Reconstructing Faith in order to guide you through the 5 main shifts you need to make while deconstructing fundamentalism. 

WHAT'S IN THE COURSE?

I'm going to take you on a deep dive through 5 topics that are essential in reconstructing a Jesus-Centered faith. 

Basically, the goal is to focus on JESUS!

Simply it is this: 

• Jesus
• Embodied
• Sacred
• Union
• Sent

(Yes, I made an acronym out of Jesus. Did I mention I'm a recovering fundamentalist!)

This is the longer outline:

• From Biblicism to Jesus, the Word
• From Modern Mind to Embodied Faith
• From Anti-Science to Sacred World
• From Penal Substitution to Union
• From Culture War to Sent into the World.

CHECK OUT THE SYLLABUS FOR THE DATES AND TOPICS FOR ALL THE TUESDAY MEETINGS IN AUGUST, 2022.

WHY $97 is NOT that much for this interactive course.

You could pay...

  • $1500 for a 10-week seminary course (people go to seminary just to figure out their faith)
  • $525 to audit the same course (with no homework). 
  • $250 for a conference (but then you get information overloaded).
  • $150+ for the Netflix of theology (but these are usually just people talking about their books)
  • $100+ in books (that you might not read and won't know if they are the best resources)

 

BUT IN THIS COURSE YOU GET... 

• 11 videos  on 5 topics (with PDF outlines and slides) (worth $250)

• 5 live, interactive processing an Q&A sessions (worth $250)

• 4 special ebooks 

  • How We Got the Bible ($12)
  • The Brain God Gave Us ($12)
  • The Forgotten Sacrifices of Jesus ($12)
  • The Scandal of the Evangelical Memory ($12)

All taught by a pastor-theologian...
...who is also a seminary professor!

That is about $550 worth of graduate level teaching for only $97. 

THAT IS PRETTY AFFORDABLE!! 

Instructor(s)

Dr. Geoff Holsclaw

Geoff Holsclaw (PhD, Marquette University, Theology and Society) is a local church pastor and seminary professor. He teaches and trains out of his extensive pastoral and academic experience. He has written three books aimed at equipping the church for mission in North America.

Course Curriculum

  1. 1
    • Beyond either Gospel-Centered and Love-Centered

  2. 2
    • From Biblicism & Criticism...

    • ...To Jesus the Word

    • Interactive Session: Tuesdays at 8pm (EST)

    • How Did We Get The Bible? - Ebook

    • From Biblicism (Outline)

    • To Jesus the Word (Outline)

    • From Biblicism (slides)

    • To Jesus the Word (slides)

  3. 3
    • From a Modern Mind...

    • ...To Embodied Faith

    • The Brain God Gave Us - Ebook

    • 2.1 From Modern Mind (Outline)

    • 2.2 To Embodied Faith (Outline)

    • 2.2 To Embodied Faith (slides)

  4. 4
    • From Centering Science...

    • ...To a Sacred World

    • 3.1 From Centering Science (Outline)

    • 3.2 To Sacred World (Outline)

    • "To Sacred World" 3.2 (slides)

  5. 5
    • From Penal Substitution...

    • ...To Victorious Union

    • The Forgotten Sacrifice of Jesus - Ebook

    • 4.1 From Penal Substitution (Outline)

    • 4.2 To Victorious Union (Outline)

    • "From Penal Substitution" 4.1 (slides)

  6. 6
    • From Culture War...

    • ...To Sent As Witnesses

    • The Scandal of the Evangelical Memory - Ebook

    • 5.1 From Culture War (Outline)

    • 5.2 To Sent as Witnesses (Outline)

    • "To Sent as Witnesses" 5.2 (slides)