Vol 06 ARS Apologetics and the Christian Worldview
How can we share our faith in Jesus with a person who has no basis for belief that God exists? How can we establish the inspiration of the Bible for people who do not even understand the concept of authority? How are we going to explain Christian faith in a postmodern world which has abandoned the idea of truth? Cleary, the solution is not simply to read a passage of scripture and explain it. We need to understand the world view of the unreligious. We need to explain Christianity in ways that connect with modern man. We need to repair the defensive posture of the Christian world toward the findings of modern science. Paul modeled this behavior when he gave his apologetic argument to the Greeks in Athens (Acts 17). We need to be trained to do the same thing in our own modern versions of the Areopagus.
Apologetics and the Christian Worldview will help prepare you to accomplish that. There are seven lessons on four disks. One disk contains a powerpoint and syllabus.
This class is designed to acquaint the student with the concept of worldview: what it is, how it functions, and how it becomes a necessary ingredient to doing effective Christian evangelism in the twenty-first century. Attention is given to describing some of the major "worldview competitors: faced by contemporary Christians, as well as how a biblically-based worldview provides a better foundation-intellectually, morally, and practically for our lives.
About the author: Bob Kurka joined the Lincoln Christian University in 1992, following a teaching career at St. Louis Christian College. Bob Is a graduate of Crossroads College (B.A. 1975); Lincoln Christian Seminary (M.Div., Theology/Philosophy 1979); and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (D.Min., 1984). He is currently completing a Ph.D. in systematic theology at Trinity. He has contributed chapters and articles to several scholarly books and journals. His most recent published work is an essay on the future of worldview studies. He is a regular lecturer for the "Perspectives"program and regularly fills the pulpits of local churches. He has been honored by inclusion in various publications such as Marquis' Who's Who (2009), and in 2006, received Crossroad College's "distinguished alumnus"award. Dr. Kurka is also the director of the newly-created "Issachar Institute"a scholarly "think-tank"organization that promotes Biblical worldview thinking through a variety of on-campus venues. Dr. Kurka and his wife Beverly have three married daughters and nine grandchildren. The Kurka's enjoy music, live theater and exercising together.
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