Apologetics Course

Apologetics Course
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Stand Firm

The Stand Firm Apologetics Course is designed to 1) strengthen Christians’ faith by presenting compelling evidence for the truths of Christianity and 2) equip Christians to share and defend the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Stand Firm is a sixteen-lesson video-driven introductory apologetics course that may be used for group or individual study. The individual videos are each about half an hour long and should be viewed prior to answering the discussion questions in the study guide. Discussion leaders and individual students may research the topics by reading the recommended books and visiting the recommended web sites.

Lesson 01: A Rational Romantic Approach to Apologetics
Lesson 01: A Rational Romantic Approach to Apologetics (33:01)
Dr. Paul Gould, Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Christian Apologetics at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Pursuing and representing God with our hearts and our minds. Download the Discussion & Study Guide below more
Lesson 02: Truth
Lesson 02: Truth (26:17)
What is the nature of truth and how Jesus is the truth. Dr. Travis Dickinson, Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Christian Apologetics and the Chair of the Philosophy Department at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Downlo... more
Lesson 03: The Bible
Lesson 03: The Bible (28:18)
Why we can trust that the Bible is true and reliable. Dr. Travis Dickinson, Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Christian Apologetics and the Chair of the Philosophy Department at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Download... more
Lesson 04: God: Does the Universe Indicate God’s Existence?
Lesson 04: God: Does the Universe Indicate God’s Existence? (27:04)
How the nature of the universe indicates God’s existence. Dr. Keith Loftin, Assistant Professor of Humanities at the College of Southwestern. Download the Discussion & Study Guide below more
Lesson 05: Miracles: Does Science Disprove Miracles?
Lesson 05: Miracles: Does Science Disprove Miracles? (23:31)
Why miracles are not at odds with science. Dr. Keith Loftin, SWBTS. Download the Discussion & Study Guide below more
Lesson 06: Who is Jesus?
Lesson 06: Who is Jesus? (18:19)
Three questions to ask about who Jesus is and the five possible answers. Dr. Paul Gould, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Download the Discussion & Study Guide below more
Lesson 07: Resurrection
Lesson 07: Resurrection (27:08)
A presentation of the historical evidence for the resurrection and how to defend it against certain objections. Keith Loftin, Assistant Professor of Humanities at the College of Southwestern. Download the Discussion & Study ... more
Lesson 08: Why Does God Allow Pain and Suffering?
Lesson 08: Why Does God Allow Pain and Suffering? (32:11)
How God himself is the answer to both the intellectual and emotional problem of evil. Dr. Paul Gould, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Download the Discussion & Study Guide below more
Lesson 09: The Exclusivity of Christ
Lesson 09: The Exclusivity of Christ (25:27)
How the fact that Jesus is the truth, the way and the life is both beautiful and brilliant. Dr. Travis Dickinson, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Download the Discussion & Study Guide below more
Lesson 10: Reaching Out to Catholics
Lesson 10: Reaching Out to Catholics (22:12)
A presentation on the background, books and beliefs of Catholicism and instruction on how to share the gospel with Catholics. Bruno Molina, Language Evangelism Associate at the SBTC. Download the Discussion & Study Guide below more
Lesson 11: Reaching Out to Mormons
Lesson 11: Reaching Out to Mormons (27:41)
A presentation on the background, books and beliefs of Mormonism and instruction on how to share the gospel with Mormons. Bruno Molina, Language Evangelism Associate at the SBTC. Download the Discussion & Study Guide below more
Lesson 12: Reaching Out to Jehovah's Witnesses
Lesson 12: Reaching Out to Jehovah's Witnesses (31:17)
A presentation on the background, books and beliefs of Jehovah’s Witnesses and instruction on how to share the gospel with Jehovah’s Witnesses with Dr. Rudy Gonzales, Dean of the William R. Marshall Center for Theological ... more
Lesson 13: Reaching Out to Muslims
Lesson 13: Reaching Out to Muslims (41:45)
A presentation on the background, books and beliefs of Islam and instruction on how to share the gospel with Muslims. People Group Missionary, SBTC. Download the Discussion & Study Guide below more
Lesson 14: Reaching Out to Hindus
Lesson 14: Reaching Out to Hindus (31:01)
A presentation on the background, books and beliefs of Hinduism and instruction on how to share the gospel with Hindus. People Group Missionary, SBTC. Download the Discussion & Study Guide below more
Lesson 15: Reaching Out to Buddhists
Lesson 15: Reaching Out to Buddhists (29.24)
A presentation on the background, books and beliefs of Buddhism and instruction on how to share the gospel with Buddhists.  Download the Discussion & Study Guide below more
Lesson 16: Standing Firm and Going Out
Lesson 16: Standing Firm and Going Out (27:53)
A presentation on the importance of handling doubts, asking good questions and living and presenting the gospel with truth and grace. Dr. Travis Dickinson, Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Christian Apologetics and the Chair of t... more
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