Are you thinking about learning something new whilst at home during the pandemic? Would you be interested in deepening how to explain the Christian faith to people who are not Christian?
Apologetics is the use of reasoned arguments to justify beliefs. Christianity has a long tradition of apologists who have defended the faith.
Biola University in the United States offer on-line courses, seminars seminars and training on the Christian faith. There is a free demonstration lecture on Arguments for the Existence of God which can be downloaded from the website by following the link above.
The Certificate in Christian Apologetics can be studied by anyone from any educational background. Each course comes with recommended reading and assignments which can be completed at your own pace.
This course reflects the perspective of traditional Christianity but its not about using circular arguments to assert the existence of God or merely stating an opinion. Its about looking at the use of reasoned arguments to make a claim.
Even if you decide that this course is not for you or someone you know, you might find it worthwhile to listen to the demo lecture to learn how to build a theological argument or how to evaluate the strength of different arguments. Its also a handy way to introduce an aspiring student to a university lecture in a different part of the world at a time where campus visits are not possible.
For more details about the courses visit http://watch.biola.edu/certificate-in-christian-apologetics