Apologetics – Understanding the Times (BIBL400)
Bible and Worldview
1.0 (yearlong course)
Foundations for the Christian Worldview (BIBL300); recommended for 11th grade or later.
(Credit for this course can be applied to the 1.0 credit graduation requirement for worldview studies.)
Prior understanding of apologetics and the Christian worldview is assumed for this course (BIBL300 Foundations for the Christian Worldview or equivalent).
This year-long course is an advanced survey of six contemporary philosophical worldviews (Christianity, Islam, Secular Humanism, Marxist Humanism, Cosmic Humanism (New Age), and Postmodernism) across the following disciplines: theology, philosophy, ethics, science, psychology, sociology, law, politics, economics, and history. The course concludes with strategies for apologetic counter-cultural engagement.
Due to the significant in-depth reading required in this course, it is suggested for 11th and 12th grade students.
This class is specifically designed to be an immediate follow up to Foundations for the Christian Worldview. We will look at how our Christian worldview impacts other competing worldviews. This is a senior level course, preparing students for college. College students will encounter varying challenges from competing worldviews on campus — but will you be able to face those questions? Are you ready to answer hard questions about what you believe, address competing ideas and concepts, and be able to defend your conviction in the biblical worldview?
Simply believing “because my parents believe” is not a strong personal faith. Away from the protections of home, Christians will be challenged. The world is asking really good and tough questions. And Christians have really good answers — but if students do not know those answers, they can doubt those beliefs and even be dissuaded from their Christian faith. Educated professors may be quite persuasive to the untrained; this class will help students be ready to encounter competing worldviews and defend their beliefs for themselves.
If there are books and materials for this course, they can be purchased from our Online Bookstore.
The course is pretty well set up and easy to navigate.
By uniting our hearts with our minds, apologetics strengthen the believers. Apologetics helps us to deal with the doubts of those we are witnessing to helping us to remove the potholes on the road to the cross. Apologetics helps us engage with people’s doubts, arguments, or confusion in a way that points people to the truth of the gospel.
The videos where extremely helpful to me as I am a visual learner and they elaborated on the reading material.