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.”
In the first semester, students explore a brief history of apologetics and the practice of apologetics in the early church. Following the theme of historical apologetics, each module connects the principles and practice of apologetics today to the practice of the early church. The lesson content helps 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, as well as faulty beliefs from which Christianity must be defended. Throughout the semester, the value of the historical life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ is emphasized. Through Him, students find truth as they ask the big questions of life. Such topics as evangelism, creationism, and the existence of evil all come into focus as students focus on Jesus. Each module in the course points students back to the Living Word as they explore the principles and practices of apologetics.
Recommended Grade Level(s):
10 – 12
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)
– The Case for Christ Student Edition: A Journalist’s Personal Investigation of the Evidence
– Optional: The Ishbane Conspiracy by Randy Alcorn—for extra credit only
* Common household items, and access to research materials as well as word processing and
presentation software, may be required for the completion of lab activities and/or other assignments. See course for details.