Thursday, November 19, 2009

Christian Core Doctrines and Apologetics : A Workshop Outline

(Note: The below outline is almost certainly unsuitable for the group of U-20 participants in January and will be modified accordingly)

Next January's 2-day workshop at the Residential Bible School should be fun. The outline below obviously leans heavier towards apologetics but I hope to slip in additional basic beliefs throughout:
1. Trinity and the Question of God
  • How do we know that God exists?
  • Why choose Christianity instead of another faith?
  • How can we make sense of the Trinity?
2. Jesus: Person, Message, Work and Resurrection
  • Who is Jesus? Did He really exist?
  • What did Jesus mean by the Kingdom of God?
  • Why should we believe what the Gospel writers wrote about Jesus' miracles?
  • What happened on the Cross?
  • What is the significance of the Resurrection? How do we know Jesus truly rose from the dead?
3. Suffering & Evil
  • Why does a God of love allow evil? What is He 'doing' about it?
  • Why doesn't God stop tsunamis, earthquakes, typhoons, etc.?
  • Why must God create Hell for non-Christians?
4. The Nature and Process of Revelation
  • How can we be sure the Bible is reliable?
  • Why can't God do 'sky-writing' to make His revelation unambiguously clear?

1 comment:

Karoly Haasz said...

Hi, I was interested in your article on Deconstruction and the Daring Christian on, but would like to download it. Any way you can make that possible? Or email me a copy at

I am a christian in the UK, but really happy to look at stuff from around the world.