The doctrine of divine omnipresence—the idea that God is present everywhere—is an important aspect of Christian theology. In The Doctrine of Divine Omnipresence (TH218) Dr. Sean McGever explores this significant attribute of God from both a scriptural and theological perspective and also discusses its practical ministry applications. After explaining the distinction between God’s general and special presence Dr. McGever traces the story of God’s special presence through the biblical witness. He then examines the theological formulation of God’s general presence by examining the doctrine of divine omnipresence in the works of five key theologians from Augustine to Barth. He concludes the course by exploring the importance of divine omnipresence in ministerial applications predicated on the reality of the believer’s union with Christ through the indwelling Spirit of God.
Sean McGever (PhD, University of Aberdeen) is area director for Paradise Valley Arizona Young Life and adjunct faculty at Grand Canyon University. He trains Young Life staff and volunteers internationally.