Course Level: College-level
TWO DAY INTENSIVE: 10 hours of class time (not including breaks)
VIRTUAL ONLINE DISCUSSIONS: One weeknight per week (1.5 hours)
Christian institutions were founded for the purpose of educating and making true disciples. While some institutions retain their focus, over time most experience mission drift and become secular. How do graduates of these schools spiritually cope with having had their faith stripped away? Is faith recovery possible? How many students leave Christian schools wishing they could still believe in God? This course is designed to shed light in dark places. It is a discovery course meant to help seekers understand how resilient truth is, even in a culture of irreverence. If you're willing to tackle the basics and reengage hard questions and be open to seeing overlooked truths, this course might be surprisingly refreshing.
Key Questions To Be Explored:
What does it mean to be indoctrinated? How can a person know if they've been duped or played?
Is it moral to believe in God? Is it immoral not to believe in God?
Who is God? Is God White? Is God male?
How can a loving God send people to hell?
How can educated people trust the Word of God in light of scientific truth and contemporary ways of reading?