Christian History and Apologetics

We live in a post-Christian culture in which many people no longer acknowledge the reality of absolute truth and the authority of the Bible.  Unfortunately, many Christians have only a superficial knowledge and understanding of Christian history and the factual and rational bases for the Christian faith.  In order to understand the Christian faith better and share their faith more effectively in the midst of our increasingly skeptical and pluralistic culture, Christians need to be prepared to respond intelligently and lovingly to the many misconceptions and challenges posed by non-believers of all kinds -- atheists, skeptics, cultists, New Agers, honest spiritual seekers, and people of other religions.

 

These seminar classes, sponsored by Dr. Jefrey Breshears and The Areopagus, will broaden and deepen your understanding of the Christian faith and equip you to share the love and truth of Jesus Christ more effectively in your interactions with other Christians and non-Christians alike.

 


The Protestant Reformation: What Every Christian Should Know

The Challenges And Opportunities Of Living In "Post-Christian" America

Tuesdays, August 15 - November 14, 7:00 - 8:30 PM
In The Ministry Center

A complete set of detailed outline notes will be provided for this course.  A spiral-bound Study Guide of the course is available for $15.   

 

Course Fee: $60 / $100 per couple (not including the Study Guide).  No advance registration is necessary. 

 

“The Reformation Era” is an in-depth, two-part series that focuses on the major people, issues and events associated with this momentous period in Christian history.

 

The Protestant Reformation was one of the most significant events in Christian history as well as one of the great transitional eras in Western civilization.  Protestant Christians look back at this period as a kind of Golden Age in which heroic figures such as Martin Luther, William Tyndale, John Calvin, Menno Simons and others emerged to challenge the Roman Catholic Church’s dominance over the religious, social and cultural life of Europe.  Understandably, Catholics view it differently.  For them, the Reformation ruptured the unity in the Body of Christ that had prevailed for more than a thousand years and led to the unfortunate fragmentation of Western Christianity into innumerable splinter groups.

 

With 2017 being the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Reformation, it will be discussed and debated extensively throughout the year.  In the course of our study we will address issues such as “Was the Reformation necessary?” and “What are the issues that continue to divide Catholic and non-Catholic Christians today?”  This seminar will provide you with the necessary knowledge to understand what issues were at stake and why the Reformation was essential.