APOLOGETICS 101

Course Goal:

To examine the positive evidence for the Christian faith to confirm our beliefs to ourselves and to be able clearly present the evidence of our beliefs to others.

Course Description:

This course will present the basic arguments for the Christian worldview. We are going to answer four questions:

  • Does truth exist? (week 2)
  • Does God exist? (week 3-5)
  • Are miracles possible? (week 6)
  • Is the New Testament true? (week 7-10)

Course Calendar:

Week Date Topic Reading in IDHEFTBAA
1 9/24 Definition and Defense n/a (17-34)
2 10/1 Truth Chapters 1-2 (35-69)
3 10/8 God’s Existence pt. 1 Chapters 3-4 (73-112)
4 10/15 God’s Existence pt. 2 Chapters 5-7 (113-196)
5 10/22 The Problem of Evil Appendix 1 (389-401)
6 10/29 Miracles Chapter 8 (197-220)
7 11/5 New Testament Reliability pt. 1 Chapters 9-10 (221-274)
8 11/12 New Testament Reliability pr. 2 Chapters 11-12(275-326)
9 11/19 Jesus’ Deity pt. 1 Chapter 13 (327-354)
10 11/26 Jesus’ Deity pt. 2 Chapters 14-15(355-388)