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Advanced Apologetics Training

This course is designed to provide the Christian with biblical tools that can be used in discussions with nonbelievers. Students will learn to use questioning techniques and presupppositional apologetics for breaking down the strongholds of evolution and moral relativism.

Course Format: Lecture, class participation, and exercises
Target Audience:
High school and above
Course Length: 1 day ( 8:30 – 5:30)
Course Cost :  $45 for adults and $25 for teens



Course Outline

Chapter 1 – Laying the foundation for biblical apologetics
• Prayer
• The authority of Scripture
• What is apologetics?
• The mandate for apologetics
• Myths about apologetics
• Class workshop
• Types of apologetics
• Presuppositions and worldviews
• Four things we know for sure
• Using presuppositional apologetics – dinosaurs

Chapter 2 Introduction to presuppositional apologetics
The definition of a biblical worldview
• The non-biblical worldview
• The advantage of presuppositional apologetics
• Class challenges
• Understanding and identifying assumptions
• Materialism – a problem for atheists
     • The origin of matter
     • The laws of logic
     • The laws of science
     • Information
     • Our ability to reason
• Workshop:

Chapter 3: The Moral Argument (the problem of evil)
One of Christianity’s greatest challenges
• Theodicy
• Five starting points
• The problem
• How to define evil
• Did God create evil?
• Is God to blame for evil?
• Class challenge
• Why does God allow bad things to happen?
• The atheist’s 4-part challenge
• The believer’s 3-part response
• Class challenges

Chapter 4: Apologetics and critical thinking skills
Common evolutionist’s tactics
• 3 critical thinking questions
• A power question
• Fuzzy and magic words
• Critical thinking in biology
• Red-flag words
• Tactics
• Answering the loaded question
• Workshop:

Chapter 5: Application – responding to challenges
The rights fight
• What is a right?
• Protections vs. privileges
• Answering biblical challenges

 Chapter 6: Apologetics for the 21st Century
• The great reset
• Critical race theory
• Transgenderism and LGBTQ
• Climate change
• The church’s responsibility

Appendix: Logical fallacies
• What are logical fallacies?
• Ad Hominem
• Equivocation
• Reification
• Strawman
• Begging the question
• Faulty appeal to authority
• Ad Populum

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