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Apologetics Answering Relativism “I am the way, and the TRUTH, and the life.” – Jesus of Nazareth (John 14:6)
Truth used to be so precious that people would travel to the ends of the earth in pursuit of it. But today, Relativism has dethroned Truth, crowning itself the new king of the age. It has saturated the world around us, including our churches and our own lives, leaving us blind to Truth and its great worth, even when it is right before our eyes. It has stood as an obstacle to believing in God and the gospel, with the truths of the gospel relegated to something that simply “works for you, but not for me”.
Come learn how to recognize and respond to Relativism in our thinking and in the world around us, and how to become people of Truth once more.
Apologetics Answering Source Criticism (OT) Prerequisite: Course 101, Christian
Who wrote the Pentateuch and why does it matter? Modern skeptics argue that no one person could have written it, let alone a historical Moses – but does their theory really stand up to scrutiny? Come explore the arguments surrounding the source criticism debate and learn how to defend the Biblical view of the Pentateuch.
Apologetics Biblical Archaeology’s Greatest Hits How does archaeology square with the historical reliability of the Bible? What can archaeology prove or disprove? Find out through a survey of Biblical archaeology’s “greatest hits” from the Old Testament and New Testament periods in history.
Apologetics Case for Christ/Resurrection Did Christ really claim divinity? Bart Ehrman and scholars from the Jesus Seminar contend that Jesus was not the Son of God, but rather a simple itinerant preacher or a good moral teacher. Is this true? Find out about the validity of Christ’s claim as the Son of God and learn how to respond to new-age criticisms of Christ’s deity.
Apologetics Comparative Religions (Christianity, Islam, Buddhism) What justification can Christians offer, in contrast to Hindus, Jews, and Muslims, for thinking that the Christian God is real? The resurrection is God’s vindication of Jesus’ radical personal claims to divine authority. So how do we know that Jesus is risen from the dead? See why scholars claim the resurrection accounts of Jesus of Nazareth as the most widely attested historical event in history.

We will take an in-depth look at the philosophies & histories of Islam & Buddhism, with a focus on how they intersect/clash/merge with Christianity. We will cover the basics of Islamic & Buddhist philosophies and how they compare/contrast with the doctrines of Christianity.

Apologetics Do All Religions Lead to God? At the end of the day, do all religions lead to the same end? Are the world’s religions fundamentally the same and superficially different, or vice versa? What are the core tenents of religions like Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, and Mormonism, and how is Christianity distinct? If they don’t lead to the same place, how do we remain tolerant and diverse?
Answer these questions with us as we explore: “Do all religions lead to God?”
Apologetics Problem of Suffering From earthquakes to crimes, from schoolyard bullies to international wars, the brokenness of the world is obvious. One of the biggest challenges every Christian and seeker must deal with is reconciling the existence of a good, loving, all-powerful God with the existence of evil and suffering in the world he created. This workshop is designed to present the issue and teach Christians how to respond in a logically coherent, biblically faithful, and loving manner when confronted with this apparent contradiction.
Apologetics Reasons for God / Does God Exist? Can anyone possibly conclude with reasonable certainty that God exists? Whether you are looking to defend your belief in God or skeptical about the rationality of theism, come join us as we explore the compelling evidence and arguments for the existence of God.
Apologetics Reliability of the Bible Christians say the Bible is the inspired word of God. How do we know this is true? Whether you have questions yourself, or want to learn how to dialogue with others who do, this workshop will equip you with evidence attesting to the reliability of the Bible. We’ll go over the common questions, including but not limited to: Why are there inconsistencies? How did people decide what to put in the Bible? Doesn’t that mean it is man-made, and not the word of God?
Apologetics Science & Faith Science & Faith: are they contradictory or complementary? We live in an era in which the explanatory power of science claims to render religion and God unnecessary. However, does science really answer everything? What do our observations of the world around us really tell us? We will examine whether intelligent people seeking truth have persuasive reasons to believe in God in an age of science.
Apologetics Untenability of Atheism Atheism is not the shining, comprehensive explanation for the world we live in, despite people frequently assuming it to be.

While sharing from my experience as a former atheist, and also my friendship with an atheist co-worker I’ve met up with to discuss this regularly for several years, I will walk you through a clear definition on atheism, some of the common reasons atheists cite for their belief, and give a refutation of the top reasons. Then, we will move to the offensive and show how the atheist worldview does a poor job of making sense of reality, and falls apart as a tenable worldview. By the end, I’m hoping your worldview is refined and you either have your own questions answered, or have gained ideas for how to discuss this topic with your atheist friends.”

Christian Growth Art of Conversation for Brothers Conversations are essential to getting to know another person on a deeper level, whether that person is a friend or someone you just met. But striking up a conversation can be intimidating–especially if you also have trouble finding more stuff to say after the start, or if you don’t quite know how to gracefully end a conversation. Learn how to start good conversations in various settings, how to become a better listener, how to ask questions that will propagate rather than kill an interaction or make it awkward, and how to move from surface-level to more spiritual conversation.
Christian Growth Art of Conversation for Sisters Conversations are essential to getting to know another person on a deeper level, whether that person is a friend or someone you just met. But striking up a conversation can be intimidating–especially if you also have trouble finding more stuff to say after the start, or if you don’t quite know how to gracefully end a conversation. Learn how to start good conversations in various settings, how to become a better listener, how to ask questions that will propagate rather than kill an interaction or make it awkward, and how to move from surface-level to more spiritual conversation.
Christian Growth Automatic Negative Thoughts Pessimist? Familiar with thoughts of, “I’ll never change”? Our negative thoughts can spring up automatically in response to different situations, and they keep us paralyzed and stuck. Learn to tackle your negative thought-life with intentionality, and develop a mindset towards real growth and change.
Christian Growth Biblical Manhood What does it mean to “be a man”? Modern society’s answer to that question has shifted significantly in the past few decades. We will explore how these shifts occurred and its destructive effects on society as well as the church. Then we will turn to the bible for its clear and distinct vision of manhood, so that we can concretely take up the call to be biblical men who aspire to be like Christ in the church!
Christian Growth Conflict Management & Crucial Conversations Conflict happens. It’s inevitable. But running away or avoiding conflict in our relationships is running away from reality and stunting relationships. Dealing with conflict–while tough–is absolutely necessary to become a person well equipped to mature and become rich with relationships. We will review some tools to help identify and resolve conflicts, work through difficult conversations, and become a person who reconciles and deepens relationships instead of dropping them.
Christian Growth Critical Thinking In this fast-paced and interactive workshop, you will learn how to understand difficult questions about Christianity and church community life, and provide tools for you to synthesize your own answers. This course will also prove to be helpful in thinking through your own struggles or guiding someone else through theirs.
Christian Growth Devotional Classics That Changed My Life Did you make a goal to read more Christian books this year, but don’t know where to start? Whether you’re already an avid reader, or someone whose reading life consists of the daily DT passage and (maybe) your college course readings, this workshop promises to get you more excited about reading than before. Part rallying cry and part book talk from me (the church librarian) about some of the Christian books that have changed my life, I guarantee you will leave with a list of at least three books you can’t wait to start reading (or rereading)!
Disclaimer #1: We will cover books from Acts 2017’s “Intro to Devotional Classics” + more.
Disclaimer #2: I will not talk about any biographies of spiritual heroes, though many changed my life. For those, please go to “How Spiritual Heroes Saved My Life.”
Christian Growth Evangelism Tools For many Christians, the scariest part of living out their faith is sharing it with others. This workshop is designed not only to equip Christians to more clearly and effectively share your faith, but also to inspire to actual action, to go. Hear real-life testimonies of people’s wins and wounds in their efforts to evangelize–and how God works through it all.
Christian Growth Gospel Conversations Prerequisites: Christian
Sharing the gospel with a friend, classmate or coworker can sound like a painful experience; we’re often afraid of not making sense or being offensive. Piquing spiritual interest on our campus seems impossible, and the prospect of receiving outright rejection and disdain is not only daunting, but seems to be the likely outcome. The reality, however, is all people are on a spiritual journey, and sharing the gospel with people is just like having a personal conversation with a friend. We’re all spiritual beings created in God’s image, implanted with a universal desire for eternity, meaning and truth, and a few thoughtful words from an interested (and intentional) friend can very quickly lead to a Gospel conversation.”
Christian Growth Growing Through Feedback We know that feedback is essential for healthy relationships and growth – but we dread it and often dismiss it. How can we turn evaluations, advice, criticisms, and coaching into productive listening and learning? This course condenses the 9 hour international best-selling book into a 2 hour workshop, and translates it into college contexts.
Christian Growth Growth Mindset Having a growth mindset means that you believe your intelligence, abilities, personality, and character are all malleable. In this course, you will understand the Biblical basis of having a growth mindset and learn practical tips to cultivate a growth mindset, identify growth areas, and make lasting changes.
Christian Growth How Spiritual Heroes Saved My Life Have you been meaning to read some books about the Heroes of Faith, but maybe just don’t know where to start? Get to know some of the heroes who are part of our cloud of witnesses. I will share with you some of the books by and about some heroes of faith that challenged and inspired me throughout my spiritual journey. Like the title states, their testimonies became a spiritual lifeline for me when I wanted to give up running the race. Get ready to be inspired!
Christian Growth Servanthood College students today are busier than ever! From extracurricular clubs to intense studying, from laundry to cooking, there is no end to the amount of new things to experience or life skills to pick up. But how do we manage a growing number of responsibilities on top of learning how to simply do life? Or what about Christian life? What can we do to increase our capacity to handle life and stretch our hearts so we can grow to serve God, serve others, and serve the church? In this workshop, you’ll learn practical to-do’s to grow our servant muscles as we learn to manage busy lives, and learn optimal ways to clean, organize, create to-do lists, and manage our most precious commodity: time.
Christian Growth Sharing the Gospel: Cantonese Beginning
Christian Growth Sharing the Gospel: Cantonese Intermediate Prerequisites: Conversational Cantonese and elementary reading proficiency
Become equipped to make the most of opportunities to engage in spiritual conversations with those who speak Cantonese. You’ll learn how to use and share a short gospel message in Cantonese and be able to use a list of Christian vocabulary in Cantonese in your communication with Cantonese speakers.
Christian Growth Sharing the Gospel: Korean Prerequisites: Conversational Korean / ability to read is a plus
Become equipped to make the most of opportunities to engage in spiritual conversations with those who speak Korean. You’ll learn how to use and share a short gospel message in Korean and be able to use a list of Christian vocabulary in Korean in your communication with Korean speakers.
Christian Growth Sharing the Gospel: Mandarin Beginning Prerequisites: Conversational Mandarin and can read pinyin
Become equipped to make the most of opportunities to engage in spiritual conversations with those who speak Mandarin Chinese. You’ll learn how to use and share a short gospel message in Mandarin and be able to use a list of Christian vocabulary in Mandarin in your communication with Mandarin speakers.
Christian Growth Sharing the Gospel: Mandarin Intermediate Prerequisites: Conversational Mandarin, ability to read pinyin, and elementary reading proficiency
Become equipped to make the most of opportunities to engage in spiritual conversations with those who speak Mandarin Chinese. You’ll learn how to use and share a short gospel message in Mandarin and be able to use a list of Christian vocabulary in Mandarin in your communication with Mandarin speakers.
Christian Growth Sharing the Gospel: Spanish Prerequisites: Conversational Spanish and elementary reading proficiency
Become equipped to make the most of opportunities to engage in spiritual conversations with those who speak Spanish. You’ll learn how to use and share a short gospel message in Spanish and be able to use a list of Christian vocabulary in Spanish in your communication with Spanish speakers.
Christian Growth Sharing the Gospel: Tagalog Prerequisites: Elementary Tagalog / ability to read is a plus
Become equipped to make the most of opportunities to engage in spiritual conversations with those who speak Tagalog. You’ll learn how to use and share a short gospel message in Tagalog and be able to use a list of Christian vocabulary in Tagalog in your communication with Tagalog speakers.
Christian Growth Sharing the Gospel: Vietnamese Prerequisites: Conversational Vietnamese / ability to read is a plus
Become equipped to make the most of opportunities to engage in spiritual conversations with those who speak Vietnamese. You’ll learn how to use and share a short gospel message in Vietnamese and be able to use a list of Christian vocabulary in Vietnamese in your communication with Vietnamese speakers.
Christian Growth Stress Management “Got stress?” If you’ve answered “yes,” you’re not alone! This interactive workshop will equip you with practical tools with which to combat and pre-empt stress, and also help you to pinpoint specific sources of stress in your personal life. Moreover, we will learn how to think properly about stress, consider the deeper causes of stress and what a mature response to stress looks like, and explore how stress can be a crucial ingredient for personal growth.
Culture & Society / History Beauty Sickness: Effects of Media on Women Learn the truth about the ways media affect women’s self-image, and be challenged and inspired through biblical and historical examples of women of faith who exemplify beauty as God defines it.
Culture & Society / History Christian HIstory: Reformation This course covers the Protestant Reformation. We will focus on the life of Martin Luther, going over the theological significance of the Reformation, as well as the historical context that led to the Reformation.
Discipleship Growing in Prayer Life This workshop is designed to assess your prayer life, help you build your prayer life on a Biblical foundation, and to motivate you to grow in personal prayer life. The focus will be on how to develop prayers of adoration and praise of God as we explore the Lord’s Prayer as a model to follow in our personal prayer life.
Discipleship How to Study the Bible (Inductively) The Word of God is living and active! But to a new Christian, or a Christian inexperienced in having a daily time in God’s word, studying the Bible can feel difficult and stale. If that’s the case for you, this workshop will provide tools to approach and study Bible texts, so that as you personally study the Bible, or do your DTs, you can find ways to search for insights and mine for gems in the Scripture.
Discipleship Reflection: Fighting for your Soul Reflection isn’t a temperament or a character trait: it’s the result of deliberate practice. In this workshop, you will learn practical tips to aid your personal reflection. It’s an opportunity to experience freedom as you grow in understanding: self-understanding, of reality, of people, and of God. Simple questions become tools to grow in honest self-awareness, and the biblical perspective can help us face this process without being overwhelmed. Lab time will help us reflect on personal situations.
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