The Doctrine of Humanity


Course Description

What is the purpose of life? What is human identity? How do we understand sin and its effect on the world and our lives? Dr. John Tweeddale will explore the Bible’s teaching on key issues such as creation, sin, worship, gender, family, and sexuality. This course will consider what it means to be created in the image of God and to live for His glory.

About the Instructor

Dr. John W. Tweeddale is vice president of academics and professor of theology. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and his M.Div. from Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Miss. Previously, he served as senior pastor of First Reformed Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Pittsburgh.

A Letter From the Instructor

Dear Student,

Warm greetings from RBC. Few topics are more pressing today than the topic of this course. As we consider the Bible’s teaching on humanity this semester at RBC, we will be asking four basic questions: Who am I? How can I know? What must I do? What is my purpose in life? To answer these questions, we will look to the teaching of Scripture as well as the witness of the church throughout history to learn what it means to be men and women created in the image of God. My desire for you is that by taking this course you will be better equipped to live faithfully as a Christian in a world that is often confused about what it means to be truly human.

Every blessing in Christ, Dr. Tweeddale