Part 1 presents the rationale for the course: why, in spite of a nearly universal consensus, post-Enlightenment thinking cannot support the essentials of civilization (e.g., ethics, logic, meaning) and why we should utilize the Bible’s own strategy of presenting itself if we want a vibrant faith.
Part 1 of the Framework is a general strategy statement published in the late 1970s that explains the rationale underlying the framework approach. It was never taught by lecture so that there are no audio files for it at this time. We hope to have an updated version available sometime in the future.
In the meantime, here is a mini-series overview that explains some of the structural rationale behind the framework. It surveys all five of the currently available parts. The series notes how exegesis, theology, and apologetics are joined together in this approach to provide a coherent, all-encompassing approach to understanding and teaching the Bible.
Additionally we're making available the “Framework Sampler”, which includes “snippets” from multiple Bible Framework classes that provide an overview of most of the biblical events from the Creation account in Genesis to the Ascension and Session of our Lord Jesus Christ. This Bible Framework Course goes into great detail concerning these events and their implications for the Christian life today. You'll get a sampling of some of those “ah ha” moments that are heavily peppered throughout the course.