Doing Theology

In this Doing Theology course, you’ll learn what theology is and what aspects of our lives and experiences shape our theology and that of others.

Takes approximately 22 hours to complete.


Training more than one person?


Art & Creativity, Bible, Church, Faith & Everyday Life, Ministry Leadership, Small Group Curriculum, Thinking Theologically, and Worship

Course Description

Theology is the foundation of both our ministry work and our Christian lives. But what is theology, exactly? In this Doing Theology course, you’ll learn what theology is and what aspects of our lives and experiences shape our theology and that of others. You’ll develop a deeper understanding of your own theological orientation and be able to articulate and apply it to different case studies that look at both daily life and bigger theological questions. Through the work you do in this course, you’ll come away with a working model for your own theology and a growing understanding of how that bears upon your interpretation and understanding of different topics!

This course counts towards the Ministry Essentials Certificate.

Meet Your Instructors

Kutter Callaway, Cathy Barsotti, Robert Johnston

Kutter Callaway

Kutter Callaway is an assistant professor of theology and culture at Fuller Theological Seminary. He has been actively engaged in writing and speaking on the interaction between theology and culture—particularly film, television, and online media—in both academic and popular forums.

Cathy Barsotti

Catherine M. Barsotti (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is a professor at Fuller Theological Seminary and a professor at Centro Hispano de Estudios Teológicos (CHET), a Latino ministry training center in Compton, California. She wrote regular movie reviews for seventeen years for The Covenant Companion and Faith@Work.

Robert Johnston

Robert Johnston joined the faculty of Fuller in 1993, serving as provost until 1995, and now serving as professor of theology and culture. He brought with him 20 years of teaching, ecclesial, and academic administrative experience, including 11 years as dean and provost at North Park University. He is married to Catherine Barsotti, has two grown daughters, and likes the beach. Johnston has published in a variety of fields, including theology, selected Old Testament topics, evangelical theology, theology and film, and theology and culture. Also a past president of the American Theological Society, he was a recipient of two major research grants from the Luce Foundation. Johnston is an ordained minister in the Evangelical Covenant Church.

What is a FULLER Equip course?

The FULLER Equip courses are designed with the goal of providing a comprehensive education in the study of Scripture and its practical applications to life, work, and the advancement of God's kingdom.

These courses are specifically tailored to meet the needs of learners around the world, offering a global perspective on the study of Scripture and its relevance to everyday life.

Whether you are looking to deepen your personal understanding of Scripture, or seeking to apply its principles to your professional life or ministry, FULLER Equip courses offer a wide range of resources and tools to help you achieve your goals.

From online lectures and interactive discussions to practical assignments and case studies, these courses are designed to engage learners at all levels and equip them with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed. So whether you are a beginner or an experienced student of Scripture, FULLER Equip courses have something to offer everyone.

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About FULLER Equip

FULLER Equip is an extension of Fuller Theological Seminary. It offers non-degree courses, professional certificate programs, training services, and research to help individuals and organizations advance the kingdom of God. FULLER Equip provides courses covering theology, leadership, counseling, and more. Professional certificate programs offer specialized study. Equip also offers training services such as customized workshops and coaching. Lastly, Equip conducts research and engages in strategic partnerships to innovate Christian ministry and service.

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