Thinking well about Scripture also means being able to answer the hard questions posed in the culture and church today. This course focuses on Old Testament controversies that in today’s conversation provokes criticism of the Bible as a reliable source of spiritual, theological, and historical truth. The goal is to expose how scholarly discussions as well as amateur discussions (those in the media or online environments) misrepresent these biblical controversial topics.
After completing this course, you should be able to:
- Identify Old Testament controversies that provide contemporary skepticism about the Bible’s veracity.
- Discern the basis of skeptical criticism about controversial biblical topics and how to engage the issues honestly.
- Deconstruct skeptical conclusions about controversial topics and probe for points of incoherence.
- Apply rules for sound thinking to critique skeptical conclusions and formulate coherent alternatives.
This course is administered through the learning management system Brightspace. It is online and self-paced. You have access to the course from Aug 16 to Jan 02 (20 weeks) and are expected to complete the course within that timeframe.
Hardware: A personal computer or mobile device with reliable Internet access is required for this course.
Software: The ASOT Logos 9 Student Package is included in enrollment and belongs to you. Adobe Acrobat Reader is recommended for this course.
Instructional: The instructional material required for this course are included in enrollment. They are provided to you in the course through URLs or in PDF format.