Apologetics Summer Academy

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apologetics-and-culture-summer-academy-fb-buttonAthanatos Christian Ministries has been offering educational opportunities for nearly a decade. Coming this summer, July 24 – August 4, 2017, ACM will offer its first ‘summer academy.’ The academy will be an in-depth investigation into the foundations of the Christian faith, with a deliberate emphasis on practical application of Christian apologetics (vocational apologetics).

The academy will be held in Greenwood, WI., at ACM’s offices.

Content

Content covered at the academy reflects what ACM already addresses in its academic offerings and includes: The Bible, textual criticism, biblical archeology, church history, the ‘historical Jesus,’ evidence for the resurrection, God’s existence, worldview analysis, evolutionary ethics, intelligent design, creationism, various competing moral systems and their implications, philosophical arguments for and objections to Christian theism, the problem of pain, and cults and world religions. Particular emphasis in a given summer academy will depend on the particular areas of passion and expertise of the presenters and guest scholars.

Format

Approximately 50 hours of lecture/presentations taught by ACM staff and guest scholars over approximately 10 days.

It is anticipated that participants will use the unscheduled time for further reading, study, intense conversations, or actual application.  Sessions are primarily in the morning and early afternoon.

Basic academy structure:

  • 10-15 hours: An exhaustive defense of Christianity, from multiple angles and perspectives.
  • 10-15 hours: Deeper exploration into specific subject areas (often, subjects relating to the specialties of the guest scholars).
  • 5-10 hours: Integrating the faith’ module, focusing on ‘vocational’ apologetics, as well as ‘tactical’ strategies for defending the faith.
  • 10-15 hours: In depth apologetics sessions tailored towards certificate program acceleration (ie, what is presented is determined largely by the needs of the participants actually attending the program.)

On August 3-4, 2017, sessions will be held in conjunction with ACM’s Christian arts and apologetics festival; no charge to academy participants or their families to attend the festival.

Presenting

The main presenters at the 2017 academy are:

weikart3-acmGuest Scholar:  Dr. Richard Weikart:

Senior Fellow for the Discovery Institute, author of From Darwin to Hitler: Evolutionary Ethics, Eugenics, and Racism in Germany, The Death of Humanity: and the Case for Life, and most recently, Hitler’s Religion: The Twisted Beliefs that Drove the Third Reich.

Also:

Dr. Anthony Horvath — Executive Director of Athanatos Christian Ministries.  Author of The Golden Rule of Epistemology.

Dr. Wayne Rossiter — Atheist turned Christian; biology professor and critic of Darwinism, author of Shadow of Oz: Theistic Evolution and the Absent God.

Dr. Dylan Thompson — Chemistry professor at Concordia University, Wisconsin.

Others as deemed appropriate

Logistics

Housing is included in the cost and may be either in a host family’s home or in an apartment unit.  Breakfast and lunch is provided.  Participant is on their own for most dinners.  The participant may find lodging of his own, at his own expense, if he prefers.

Cost

$1,995

Reduced!  See:

Discounts apply! Scholarships Available!

Includes free access to ACM’s Christian arts and apologetics festival, for both the participant and his family.

There are even more discounts available for those enrolled in ACM’s apologetics certificate program or literary apologetics certificate program.  Progress through the certificate program can be accelerated through attendance at the summer academy and will be coordinated on a person by person basis.

Special offer!  Anyone enrolled in both of ACM’s certificate programs can attend one of our summer academies for FREE!

To request more information or enroll, contact Dr. Anthony Horvath at director@athanatosministries.org. Please whitelist this email, especially if you have a hotmail or yahoo account! Otherwise you may not see the reply!

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