Lincoln Christian Church - 204 N. McLean St. - Lincoln, Illinois
(church office)

Note: This class is free. But it may be taken as a one-hour credit class through Lincoln Christian University for only $50 (ID102 Introduction to Apologetics). Email for more information.

To PRE-REGISTER, click HERE. (It's important to preregister so we can make adequate space arrangements and prepare enough class handouts.)

For info on taking this class for one-semester-hour college CREDIT through Lincoln Christian University? Click HERE for more.

Class Overview

Apr 10 - May 8, 2013

April 10: "Christian or Not? What's It All About?"
  • “Apologetics”: What? Why? When? Where? How? For whom?
  • Is apologetics in the Bible?
  • Ways of life: what are my options?
  • What’s at stake?
April 17:  "Questions about God"
  • What about God?
  • Cosmology: Why does anything exist?
  • Teleology:  Why do things seem "just right" for human existence?
  • Biology:  How did life begin?
  • Anthropology:  How can we explain the origin and capacities of humanity?
April 24:  "Questions about Miracles and Jesus"
  • What is a "miracle"?
  • Did all those Bible miracles really occur?
  • Hasn't science disproven miracles?
  • Who did Jesus think he was?
  • What proves the resurrection of Jesus?
  • What does the resurrection of Jesus prove?
May 1:  "Questions about the Bible"
  • What's so special about the Bible?
  • Why should I believe that the Bible is historical and reliable?
  • Didn’t the New Testament just “make up” Jesus?
  • What, if anything, can we learn from history and archaeology?
May 8:  "Common Questions and Criticisms”
  • Doesn't science conflict with Christianity?
  • What about evil?  How can evil exist with an all-powerful, all-good, and all-knowing God?
  • What about evolution?  (This question was included on the handout and the slides but not covered in the actual lecture.)
  • Is Christianity worth it?

Recommended resource text: Doug Powell, Holman QuickSource Guide to Christian Apologetics. Nashville, TN: B&H Academic, 2006.

TEACHER: Dr. Rich Knopp is Professor of Philosophy & Christian Apologetics at Lincoln Christian University - Lincoln, Illinois. For more biographical info, click here.

Handouts and Resources

Resource Bibliography (of books and websites)

NOTE:  The slides for each session are in a single PDF file without any builds within each slide. Nonetheless, you should be able to listen to the audio recordings and follow along with the basic slide content. Please respect the fair use of this material. If you want to utilize this material for any purpose other than your personal use, please email and ask for permission. Thank you.

Session 1: "Christianity or Something Else?" (handout with blanks)
Session 1: "Christianity or Something Else?" (handout with answers)
Session 1  Slides
Session 1: Audio

Session 2: "Questions about God"(handout with blanks)
Session 2: "Questions about God"(handout with answers)
Session 2  Slides
Session 2: Audio

Session 3: "Questions about Miracles and Jesus"(handout with blanks)
Session 3: "Questions about Miracles and Jesus"(handout with answers)
Session 3  Slides
Session 3: Audio

Session 4: "Questions about the Bible"(handout with blanks)
Session 4: "Questions about the Bible"(handout with answers)
Session 4  Slides
Session 4: Audio

Session 5: "Common Questions and Criticisms of Christianity"(handout with blanks)
Session 5: "Common Questions and Criticisms of Christianity"(handout with answers)
Session 5: Slides
Session 5: [No audio available]

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Pictures from the Worldview Class at Northview Church - Carmel, IN


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