Apologetics is the art of explaining or defending a belief in God (specifically the Christian God).
In this class we will look at 3 main version of apologetics:
1) Evidential. That is, looking at existing evidence based on scientific, historical, and archeological evidence to show whether the Christian timeline and sequence of events appears to have happened. As one example, we will watch a really intriguing documentary on the Exodus that makes a solid case for it being accurate and historical.
2) Pre-suppositional: being more philosophical in nature, this approach questions how we even approach things such as learning, thinking, or reasoning. Do these activities even make sense outside of a Christian worldview?
3) Fatalistic. This view asks if it is indeed possible to prove anything at all; and if it is not, it asks if that disproves God or actually makes a better case for why He makes sense.
This will be taught more as a symposium class; that is, discussion will be highly encouraged with students largely contributing to the discussion, writing small but formal arguments, doing a basic level of research and presentation in areas of their own choosing, etc.
Preferably taken in 11th or 12th grade, but 9th-10th may be possible based on ability and knowledge.
* This course is currently waiting for additional students. Please contact us
if you are interested!