Christian Apologetics High School Course

 Start Date: September 15, 2017

Schedule: Friday 9:00 – 10:45

Cost: $495 for the school year plus cost of books ($20-$30 per quarter)

Semester 1:  Sept 15, 2017 – Dec 18, 2017

Semester 2:  Jan 3, 2018 – May 2, 2018

No Class (due to holidays):  Jan 15, Feb 19, Apr 2

Apologetics comes from the Greek word, ‘apologia’, which means to “to give a reason.”  Christian Apologetics is the science of defending the validity of the Christian faith through evidence based reasoning.  This course will explore history, science, archeology, and philosophy to see what objective reasons and evidence they have to offer that shows Christianity is true.  Students will not only be able to defend their faith, but see for themselves why it makes logical sense to believe in Jesus.  This course will also teach students how to write at the college level.  They will understand how to form good arguments and support them.  They will learn the proper way to write a research paper.  If you would like to see a copy of the course syllabus, send an email to the address below.

Contact:  Aaron Cua

To register, email:  aaron.cua@accendolearning.com

For questions, email or call:  (626)673-5456

Syllabus

1st Quarter (8 weeks) “Jesus on Trial”

Books

  • “The Case for Christ” by Lee Strobel
  • “The Historical Reliability of the Gospels” by Craig L. Blomberg

Weekly Assignments:

  • 1 to 2-page summaries from the chapters read from each book.
  • College Level Term Paper:
    • 5-page paper on whether there was enough evidence for the student as a juror to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Jesus is the Son of God.
    •   What piece(s) of evidence was the most compelling?
    •  Where did the evidence come up short (if any)? 2nd Quarter (8 Weeks) “Can Science and Christianity Coexist”

2nd Quarter (8 Weeks) “Can Science and Christianity Coexist”

 Books

  • “The Natural Sciences. A Student’s Guide” by John A. Bloom
  • “Understanding Intelligent Design” by William A. Dembski and Sean McDowell
  • “Explore Evolution” by Stephen Meyer, Paul Nelson, Jonathan Moneymaker, Scott Minnich, and Ralph Seelke
  • “Who Was Adam” by Fazale Rana with Hugh Ross

Weekly Assignments

  • 1 to 2-page summaries from the chapters read from each book.
  • College Level Term Paper: 5-page paper on what the student learned this term.
    • What was the student’s favorite topic and why?
    • What was the student’s least favorite topic and why? 3rd Quarter (8 weeks) “Biblical Archaeology”

3rd Quarter (8 weeks) “Biblical Archaeology”

 Books

  • “Bible Archaeology: An Exploration of the History and Culture of Early Civilizations” by John McRay and Alfred Hoerth
  • Supplemental Material from biblearchaeology.org

Weekly Assignments

  • 1 to 2-page summaries from the chapters read from the book and supplemental material.
  • College Level Term Paper
    • 5-page paper on what the student learned this term.
    • What were the student’s favorite archaeological finds.

4th Quarter (8 weeks) “Christian Apologetics”

 Books

  • “Mere Christianity” by C.S. Lewis
  • “Reasonable Faith” by William Lane Craig

 Weekly Assignments

  • 1 to 2-page summaries from the chapters read from each book.
  • College Level Term Paper
    • 5-page paper on what the student learned this term.