|Always be prepared to give an answer for the hope that you have within you. (section of 1 Peter 3:15)
As students prepare for life after High School, they need to prepare themselves for the onslaught of academic and cultural attacks on their Christian faith. The sad truth is that many college professors are hostile to Christian beliefs and will ironically and unabashedly teach moral relativism as absolute truth. Today, a net 40% of active youth group participants will leave (and never return to) all church activities upon graduation from High School. The study of apologetics can strengthen your belief system, help you to clarify your theology, and prepare you to make a reasoned defense to those who misunderstand, malign, or question your Christian Faith.
In this course, we will discuss: how to make a good logical argument; the classical logical arguments for belief in God; how to positively defend the premises of each argument using epistemological laws, philosophy and scientific evidence; the implications of such arguments; the personal divinity claims of Jesus Christ; the justification for belief in the historical facts of the miracles, teaching, public trial and execution, burial, empty tomb and resurrection of Jesus Christ.