Canon - This course looks at the actual historical documentation from the 1st, 2nd and 3rd centuries to understand the processes which brought about our New Testament. The New Testament portion of the Christian Bible contains 27 different books, or letters written by 10 different authors, each from different backgrounds. Why does it contain only 27 documents, and why these 27 documents. Out of the hundreds of documents written during the 1st and 2nd Centuries, why only these 27? And, why were 7 of them at one time disputed, but eventually included? The Bible itself cannot be used to answer these questions, because the authors themselves never indicated a specific list of exclusive books to be included as a complete set. Was it a single 'council', or organization that determined the final set? The historical evidence shows otherwise.
Creation or Evolution - its one or the other. In the market place of ideas and institutions of learning, we are told by the priests of evolution that it is no longer a theory, but rather evolution a fact. The first question that comes to mind is, which version of evolution is a fact? Macro or Micro Evolution. The second question one should ask is which scientists believe which 'theory'? There are several theories being bandied about in the scientific communities, which don't agree on the details of Macro Evolution. This course looks at the available science and facts relating to this subject. We ask a lot of questions, search for answers and have open discussion.
The Kingdom of God - what is it and where is it? In this course we will be looking at Old Testament prophecy, and New Testament writings as it relates to the establishment of God's Kingdom.