Why Philosophy? Christianity is living in intellectual bankrupt. The West has turn from post-Christian secularism to postmodernism. We are living in the time of experience and in the mosaic of worldviews. Let’s build up together a Christian worldview. Let’s reason to together. It is time for tough questions and honest answers?
Course description: What is real? What is truth? What can we know? What should we believe? What should we do and why? Is there a God? Can we know him? Do Christian doctrines make sense? Can we believe without losing reason? Do I have a smart faith or have I just taken leap of the faith? These are fundamental questions that any mature Christian wants answers. These are questions that philosophical theology addresses.
Credits; 3 credits can be counted towards Bible College degree or Theology Program of Norden’s Theological Seminary.’
Teachers: Phil Norman, Tero Fredriksson
About Phil Norman: Phil Norman is an ordained pastor who has taught philosophy of religion in the Maryland Bible College and Seminary. He is one of the deep thinkers among evangelical leaders. He can be described as a no nonsense pastor because he is always ready to give honest answers to the life’s tough questions.
Textbook: Philosophical Foundations for a Christian Worldview; J. P. Moreland, (p.368-626) or Valveilla; William Lane Craig.
17.45 – 18.30 Existence of God 1
19.00 – 20.00 Existence of God 2
17.45 – 18.30 The Scientific Method and Biblical Christianity 1
10.00 – 11.00 The Scientific Method and Biblical Christianity 2
11.00 – 12.00 What are the Fundamental Premises of the Christian Faith and How do They Compare to Other Worldviews?
12.00 – 13.00 Existence of God 3
17.45 Are Naturalistic, Materialistic, Mechanistic Abiogenesis and Evolution Sufficient to Explain the Diversity and Complexity of Life? 1
19.00 Are Naturalistic, Materialistic, Mechanistic Abiogenesis and Evolution Sufficient to Explain the Diversity and Complexity of Life? 2
21st April (Ling’s restaurant)
10.00 – 11.00 Should We Believe in Miracles? How Can We Account for Divine Action in the Physical World?
11.00 – 12.00 How Can Light Travel Billions of Light Years in a Universe that is Only Thousands of Years Old?
12.00 – 13.00 Existence of God 4
17.45 – 18.30 Existence of God 5
18.45 – 19.30 Geology and Fossilization
19.45 – 20.30 Questions and Comments
17.45 – 18.30 Christian Ethics
19.00 – 20.00 Christian Pluralism
Printable pdf-file is available here.
Filosofisen teologian kurssi raamattukoulussa 17.-24.4