Introduction to Apologetics-Course Syllabus


Course modeled after Frank Turek and Norman Geisler’s  I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist curriculum, with additional materials from William Lane Craig, J.P. Moreland, Hugh Ross, Stephen Meyers, John Lennox, Douglas Groothuis, N.T. Wright, Ravi Zacharias, Andy Bannister, and Rodney Stark.


Course Outline:


  1. The Four Questions Everybody Needs to Ask of Their Belief System
  2. Can You Handle the Truth?
  3. The Big Bang of Science and Theology
  4. Watchmaker, Watchmaker, Make Me a Watch
  5. The Herd and the Gut
  6. All We Need is a Miracle
  7. Can Somebody Give Me a Testimony?
  8. Books of Myth or Books of Truth?
  9. Who is This Jesus Guy?
  10. The One Answer to the Four Questions


Class Objectives


The goal of this class is to take the student from ascertaining that truth is knowable to understanding that God’s Word is truth in what it asserts. Through this process, this student will learn how truth points to God’s existence, to His design of all things, to His absolute morality, to His use of miracles, to the veracity of the Gospels, to the existence of Jesus, to the humanity and deity of Christ, to Christ’s full resurrection, and to the Christian faith in all it claims according to God’s Word. Through the ten courses, twelve steps will be taken to reach the goal:

  • Truth about reality is knowable.
  • The opposite of true is false.
  • It is true that the theistic God exists.
  • If God exists, then miracles are possible.
  • Miracles can be used to confirm a message from God.
  • The New Testament is historically reliable.
  • The New Testament says Jesus claimed to be God.
  • Jesus’ claim to be God was miraculously confirmed by His fulfillment of prophecies, His sinless life and miraculous deeds, and His prediction and accomplishment of His resurrection.
  • Therefore, Jesus is God.
  • Whatever Jesus (who is God) teaches is true.
  • Jesus taught that the Bible is the Word of God.
  • Therefore, it is true that the Bible is the Word of God (and anything opposed to it is false).

Know Your Neighbor's Religion

1. Jehovah's Witness-Sunday, Feb. 12-Class Slides











2. Mormonism-Sunday, Feb. 19-Class Slides











3. Islam-Sunday, Feb. 26-Class Slides











4. The Christian Response-Sunday, March 5-Class Slides














CONGREGATION OF Christian FAITH

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