This class is a study of the great doctrines of the Bible. The class is structured around a Christian world and life view. Students will learn what is meant by a worldview, how to build one and be able to distinguish a secular worldview from a Christian worldview. Students will examine how the present culture effects a Christian worldview. Students will study the doctrines under the seven primary divisions found in systematic theology: Holy Scriptures, theology, anthropology, Christology, soteriology, ecclesiology, and eschatology. Students will also study the subject of biblical prayer as structured after the Lord's Prayer and practice writing their own biblical prayers.
Apologetics and Ethics
This course is designed to equip students to engage unbelievers in dialogue that is compelling, compassionate, and glorifying to God. Students will also be prepared to confront the many, sometimes antagonistic, world and life views they will encounter in the college classroom, college dorm, and work place. Finally, students will explore a number of ethical issues from a biblical perspective. The students will finish the year by completing the Senior Thesis, an extended research paper bringing a biblical worldview perspective to bear on a contemporary social/ethical issue.