We live in a day when the Christian faith needs to be explained and defended like never before. Apologetics, the practice of defending the faith, follows the historical practices of the early church as they determined to “go into all the world and preach the gospel.”
Semester one is designed to provide the students with a basic understanding of the defense of the faith. They will explore a brief history of apologetics and the practice of apologetics in the early church. Following the theme of historical apologetics, each module will connect the principles and practice of apologetics today to the practice of the early church. These lessons are intended to help the students grasp the consistent practice of apologetics since the first disciples began going into all the world to preach the gospel.
Semester two picks up with additional topics relevant to the Christian faith and faulty beliefs from which Christianity must be defended. This second course emphasizes the value of the historical life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Through Him, the students will find truth as we ask the big questions of life. Such topics as evangelism, Creationism, the existence of evil all come into focus as the students focus on Jesus. Each module in the course will have lessons pointing the student back to the Living Word as they explore the principles and practices of apologetics.
Students must acquire the following required texts: The Ishbane Conspiracy by Randy Alcorn (required in Module 3) and The Case for Christ, Student Edition by Lee Strobel (required in Module 10).
10th-12th Grade recommended
Course Types Available:
- 1 Credit – Full course (1 credit, 12 weeks minimum / 12 months maximum)
- ½ Credit – 1st semester only (0.5 credits, 6 weeks minimum / 6 months maximum)
- ½ Credit – 2nd semester only (0.5 credits, 6 weeks minimum / 6 months maximum)
Required Purchased Materials:
“Ishbane Conspiracy” for First Semester.
“Case for Christ: Student Edition” for Second Semester.