About this course

Thinking well about Scripture also means being able to answer the hard questions posed in the culture and church today. In this course, Dr. Bass focuses on New Testament controversies that in today’s conversation provoke criticism of the Bible as a reliable source of spiritual, theological, and historical truth. The goal is to expose how scholarly discussions, as well as amateur discussions (those in the media or online environments), misrepresent these biblical controversial topics.

What you'll learn

After completing this course, you'll be able to:

  • Identify New Testament controversies that provide contemporary skepticism about the Bible’s veracity.

  • Discern the basis of skeptical criticism about controversial biblical topics and how to engage the issues honestly.

  • Deconstruct skeptical conclusions about controversial topics and probe for points of incoherence.

  • Apply rules for sound thinking to critique skeptical conclusions and formulate coherent alternatives.

What's in this course

    1. About this course

    2. What you'll learn

    3. What you need

    4. Instructor

    1. Objectives 01

    2. Pre-work 01

    3. Session 01

    4. Quiz 01

    5. Discussion 01

    1. Objectives 02

    2. Pre-work 02

    3. Session 02

    4. Quiz 02

    5. Discussion 02

    1. Objectives 03

    2. Pre-work 03

    3. Session 03

    4. Quiz 03

    5. Discussion 03

    6. Additional resources 03

    1. Objectives 04

    2. Pre-work 04

    3. Session 04

    4. Quiz 04

    5. Discussion 04

    1. Objectives 05

    2. Pre-work 05

    3. Session 05

    4. Quiz 05

    5. Additional resources 05

Contemporary Post-Modern Apologetics 202 (New Testament)

  • 10.5 hours of video content
  • 15 Modules
  • 1 year access
  • Certificate of completion

What you'll need

All instructions material is provided in the course.

Instructor

Dr. Justin W. Bass

Justin W. Bass has a Ph.D. from Dallas Theological Seminary in New Testament Studies. He has formally debated Dr. Bart Ehrman, Dr. Richard Carrier, Dan Barker and Mufti Hussain Kamani. Dr. Bass’ latest book The Bedrock of Christianity: The Unalterable Facts of Jesus’ Death and Resurrection was released April 8, 2020. He has also written The Battle for the Keys: Revelation 1:18 and Christ’s Descent into the Underworld. He is currently teaching at Dallas Christian College and teaching courses online at Jordan Evangelical Theological Seminary in Jordan and Asian Christian Academy in India. When he is not working, he is reading, watching movies (usually The Lord of the Rings), and spending time with his high school sweetheart Allison Bass and their three children.

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What our students are saying

5 star rating

The final course in my 2 years certificate and it was great!

Dain Deutschman

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The Christ Myth and the Historical Jesus

Marilyn Graham

Learned how to consider historical text outside of the Bible.

Learned how to consider historical text outside of the Bible.

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The title is accurate and concise in describing information being taught.

Carl Summers

There was a lot of information to learn about in the first MOD that motivated me to study harder before taking the quiz. The payoff for me is my faith is supported not only by the Bible, but also by historical evidence pertaining to Jesus. The c...

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There was a lot of information to learn about in the first MOD that motivated me to study harder before taking the quiz. The payoff for me is my faith is supported not only by the Bible, but also by historical evidence pertaining to Jesus. The course in Apologetics 202 (New Testament) gave me more historical and archaeological evidence in addition to the Bible on which to base my faith. Also I discovered there is so much to glean from the writings of the early church fathers as well. There is so much knowledge packed in this course that can be used in Bible study long after completing it. It is has been well worth the effort.

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Awakened

Michael Ferguson

My insight and understanding of God’s word has been awakened. For many years I read scripture from the perspective of my own experiences. Now I’ve learned to think critically and seek context in which scripture was written

My insight and understanding of God’s word has been awakened. For many years I read scripture from the perspective of my own experiences. Now I’ve learned to think critically and seek context in which scripture was written

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Contemporary Post Modern Apologetics 202

David Sodano

I really liked Dr Bass. The course was executed well by him. I am not going to be a minister that is an Apologist per say. Debating someone about the faith in terms of Science or out of their Facebook ignorance is not something I will engage in. ...

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I really liked Dr Bass. The course was executed well by him. I am not going to be a minister that is an Apologist per say. Debating someone about the faith in terms of Science or out of their Facebook ignorance is not something I will engage in. I really appreciate the things I will need to be aware of though when confronted by someone who is a skeptic or an academic. The thing I have learned most from the two Apologetic courses is it's ok to say let me look into it. To drill down to the root of their questions, to see the Spirit with which the questions are asked, and what their agenda is. I Box and there is a saying, "You don't hook with a hooker." It applies to Apologetics. As an Apologist I will do a lot of jabbing (questions, questions, questions.). Thank you for sharing your knowledge with me in my quest to grow my faith.

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Enjoying it so far!

Jeremy Keys

Solid teaching and I appreciate Dr. Bass's style and delivery. I'm an experienced pastor and I'm still picking up some very valuable stuff here that I will put into my teaching.

Solid teaching and I appreciate Dr. Bass's style and delivery. I'm an experienced pastor and I'm still picking up some very valuable stuff here that I will put into my teaching.

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