Potter’s Wheel Bible Institute

The Potter’s Wheel Bible Institute Presents: “Christian Apologetics”

 

Classes Start Thursday August 23, 2018

Proffessor
Douglas Groothuis, Ph.D., Professor of Philosophy, Denver

 

Course Description
In a pluralistic setting where many religions and ideologies aggressively compete for attention and allegiance, Christians are challenged to understand Christian truth and its relevance to all of life, to declare Christian truth with integrity and clarity, and to defend Christian truth with intellectual vigor and courage. Our class seeks to orient students to fulfill these urgent tasks through the disciplines of lectures, discussions, prayer, contemplation, and written assignments.

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Schedule of Classes

 

Educational Objectives of the Course:

In a pluralistic setting where many religions and ideologies aggressively compete for attention and allegiance, Christians are challenged to understand Christian truth and its relevance to all of life, to declare Christian truth with integrity and clarity, and to defend Christian truth with intellectual vigor and courage. Our class seeks to orient students to fulfill these urgent tasks through the disciplines of lectures, discussions, prayer, contemplation, and written assignments.

 

Schedule:

THURSDAYS: 7:00PM – 8:30PM

  • August 23, 30
  • September: 6,13,20,27
  • October: 4, 11, 18, 25
  • November: 1,8,15,29 (November 22 – NO CLASS)
  • December: 6, 13

 

Book for the Course: Douglas Groothuis, Christian Apologetics (InterVarsity Press, 2011).

(You can find this text books on most online bookshops).

 

Tuition Cost:

$250.00 (Tuition does not cover the cost for textbooks.)
Online registration at http://www.tphd.org/pwbi/

Call Dr. Craig McMullen at 303.283-7426 for payment plans.

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Call Dr. Craig McMullen at 303.283-7426 for payment plans.

Thursdays: 700pm – 8:30pm


August 23: Introduction to Apologetics
Reading: Christian Apologetics (CA) chapters 1-2

August 30: Apologetic Method
Reading: CA, chapter 3; Douglas Groothuis, “Apologetic Nonstarters” at
http://journal.equip.org/articles/apologetic-nonstarters-arguments-to-avoid-in-defending-christianity

September 6: The Christian Worldview
Reading, CA, chapter 4

September 13: The Importance of Truth
Reading, CA, chapters 6-7

September 20: The Cosmological Argument
Reading: CA, chapter 11

September 27: The Fine-Tuning Argument
Reading: CA, chapter 12

October 4: Darwinism on Trial
Reading: CA, chapter 13

October 11: Intelligent Design
Reading, CA, chapter 14

October 18: The Moral Argument
Reading, CA, chapter 15

October 25: The Anthropological Argument
Reading: CA, chapter 18

November 1: The Reliability of the New Testament
Reading: CA, chapter 19

November 8: The Identity of Jesus Christ
Reading: CA, chapter 20

November 15: Defending the Incarnation
Reading: CA, chapter 21

November 22: Thanksgiving. No class

November 29: The Resurrection of Jesus
Reading: CA, chapter 22

December 6: Religious Pluralism and Islam
Reading: CA, chapters 23-24

December 13: The Problem of Evil and Conclusion
Reading: CA, chapter 25-6; Appendix 1, “Hell on Trial”