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Unit 1: Worldview

Chapter 1: Worldviews

“How Could a Good God Allow Suffering and Evil,” and “From Theodicy to Theophany: Inscrutability and the Problem of Evil,” and “The Glorious Groan of the Gospel,” deal with the problem of evil.

Chapter 2: Presuppositions

Answers in Genesis provides a host of articles on apologetics.

“The Most Powerful Apologetic Tool in the World” defends the primacy of Scripture.

“Always Ready” argues that apologetics, though necessarily philosophical in nature, must make scriptural truth the core of the defense of the truth.

“Fast and Furious Fulmination” explains that apologetics and persuasion are matters of the heart and not just the head, and the article expresses that the “common ground” of all humans is rebellion against their Creator and suppression of their inward conviction of His condemnation.

“Sitting in God's Lap to Slap Him in the Face” provides a good defense of the Worldview Apologetics approach as explained in the Student Text.

“A Presuppositionalist Parable: You’ll Be Floored” simplifies how the worldview apologetics approach works.

“Persuasion: Beyond the ‘Burp Effect’” explains why apologetics should be used to persuade and evangelize.

Chapter 3: The Two-Story View

“Contemporary Tolerance Is Intrinsically Intolerant” is an excerpt from the first few pages of D. A. Carson’s The Intolerance of Tolerance.

“‘Shut Up, Bigot!’: The Intolerance of Tolerance” highlights the key error of the new tolerance: “it conflates beliefs and persons.”  

“The One Area of Diversity That Doesn’t Count” points out the inconsistency of “liberals.”

“Sphere Sovereignty 101” provides a simple overview of the paradigm.

“I Do All Things for the Sake of the Gospel” carefully discerns the different responses of Christians to cultural matters in relation to the spheres and holistic responsibilities required of them.

Unit 2: Creation

Chapter 4: God the Creator

Answers in Genesis provides a host of articles on “Who is God?”.

“Delighting in the Trinity” summarizes the key point of Chapter 4.

“Submission and Salvation in the Trinity” clarifies the importance of maintaining the eternal love and submission among the triune Persons of the one God.

“3 Ways ‘The Blind Men and the Elephant’ Story Backfires” explains the flaws with the parable.

Read the complete works of Jonathan Edwards.

Chapter 5: Man and His Mandate

“Being True to Yourself Is Living a Lie” critiques secular culture’s counsel to be true to yourself.

“Doomsday Report” evaluates radical environmentalism’s erroneous cries for population control.

Chapter 6: Everything God Made Was Very Good

“Socialism Is Evil” presents the basic biblical principles that a socialistic system generally violates, and “Capitalism Is Not the Gospel” clarifies that another human system, capitalism, isn’t free of flaws either.

Unit 3: Fall

Chapter 7: Far as the Curse Is Found

“The Gift of Garb” presents the value of clothing—beyond just the need for modesty.

“Are you a Closet Annihilationist?” provides some resources for evangelical Christians defending the existence of hell.

Chapter 8: Common Grace, the World, and You

“American Christians, You Might Need to Start Living Like Missionaries” encourages Christians (American Christians in particular) to live like missionary sojourners in their own country.

Unit 4: Redemption

Chapter 11: Redeemed for Good Works

“The Moral Revolutionaries Present Their Demands: Unconditional Surrender” explains what the end of the culture wars means to Christians in America: persecution.

Unit 5: Gender

Numerous articles can be found on the blog of the Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood.

Chapter 13: The Man and the Woman in Creation

“A brief response to Trueman and Goligher” defends the eternal subordination within the Trinity—a key theological presupposition in the defense of maintaining distinct human gender roles while still recognizing the equality of males and females.

“A Transgendered Thought Experiment” illustrates why limiting counseling to affirmation of self-professed identity (rather than correcting people according to the truth) is anti-normative.

In relation to gender identity, “Who Does My Body Belong To” argues that Christians must recognize that their bodies belong to God and not to themselves.

“New Evidence: Baby Body Parts Are Big Business” reveals the depravity of the abortion industry.

“Abortion and the Problem of Personhood” discusses that the pro-choice movement now seems comfortable admitting that they are actually killing humans—and they still don’t care.

“Some Reflections on a Church That Has Recently Embraced Egalitarianism” discusses the implications of egalitarianism on the application of God’s inerrant Word.

“Don’t Dismiss Housework” exalts the role and work of the keeper of the home.

Chapter 14: Marriage Twisted

“What is Forgiveness?”  explains concepts vital for a proper understanding of forgiveness.

“Does a Husband Have the Authority” distinguishes godly authority, which is driven by love and commitment, from the abuse of authority, which is driven by personal power.

“9 Marks of Healthy Biblical Complementarianism” and “4 Approaches to a Balanced Complementarianism” provide helpful guidelines and guardrails for gender roles in the home and church.

“Black and White Bible, Black and Blue Wife” discusses male headship and abuse.

“7 Dangers of Embracing Mere Therapeutic Forgiveness” outlines the dangers of an incorrect approach to forgiveness.

“Doctor, Pastor Sues Georgia after Sermons Cost Him New Job” provides another example of the new moral norms being forced onto society and of religious opposition being eliminated.

“7 Questions about Transgender People, Answered” discusses and attempts to briefly answer some more complex questions about the “transgendered”—especially in relation to those born “intersexed.”

“Almost Everything the Media Tell You About Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity is Wrong” summarizes the latest scientific evidence, which is at odds with the political and social narrative of our culture.

“7 Troubling Questions about Transgender Theories” critiques the inconsistencies and resultant chaos of the transgender movement.

“How the Federal Government is Transforming Public Education” asks “How should Christians respond to the increasing intolerance of Christian sexual morality in public schools?”

“We Will Never Let Our Daughters Die for Us” discusses a few biblical principles regarding women in combat.

Chapter 15: Marriage Redeemed

“Five Awkward Conversations Every Teen Needs to Have with Their Parents” encourages teens to communicate with their parents.

“9 Marks of a Christian Family”, summarized.

“Are We Missing the Point of Frozen’s ‘Let It Go’?” critiques the mantra of authenticity—being true to yourself.

Unit 6: Government

Chapter 16: Foundations of Government

World Magazine, the Heritage Foundation, and Albert Mohler often provide helpful articles and opinion pieces that critique current events in the sphere of society and politics.

“You Must Legislate Morality” explains what legislating morality properly means and provides several arguments in defense of the concept.

Chapter 18: The Goal of Government

“Tyranny of the Civil Magistrate Must Be Resisted” and “The Authority and Purpose of Civil Magistrates” exemplify differing Christian opinions regarding the right to revolt, and “President Obama: Accept Transgenderism or Else” article exemplifies the impossibility of faithful Christians being able to comply without resisting totalitarian governmental policies.  

Unit 7: Science

Chapter 19: Science Is Something God Created Humans to Do

“Global Warming and ‘Climate Change’—Recent Developments and Guidelines for Discernment” provides helpful guidelines for critiquing the climate change model.

Chapter 20: Fallen Science

“A Culpable Case of Amnesia” explains the limitations of science—that it can only describe what is, and can’t ever interpret the transcendent significance of things.

“Going Down? Dawkins, Doubters and Debauchery” critiques in “a real-life, tangible way, just what it means when we say that atheists (skeptics included) cannot, on the basis of their own worldview, make a credible judgment on moral issues.”

“Mind and Cosmos” provides a helpful book review of Thomas Nagel’s Mind and Cosmos.  

Chapter 21: Reading Genesis and Doing Science

Answers in Genesis provides a host of articles regarding the problem of death before sin and regarding a defense of the historical Adam and Eve.

Unit 9: Arts & Culture

Chapter 25: Truth, Goodness, and Beauty

Religious Affections provides a host of articles that discuss a conservative Christian approach to aesthetics.

Chapter 26: The False, the Bad, and the Ugly

“Seething Cauldrons” is an editorial opinion piece from a Christian perspective on the victim culture and microaggressions on American college campuses.

Chapter 27: Creative Cultivators

“High Spirits” is an example of critics that never condemn.

The Following Articles Apply to Multiple Chapters

“Let’s Revive the Lost Art of Christian Polemics” clarifies a distinction between apologetics and polemics (Chapter 2), warns against the prosperity gospel (Chapter 11), and contends for appropriate boldness in contrast to political correctness (Chapter 18).

“China Reveals What It Wants to Do with Christianity” exemplifies the pressure some Christians face around the world (Chapter 11) because of a state-over-church philosophy (Chapter 18).

“The Rise of the Anti-culture” discusses the intolerance (Chapter 3) of anti-culture—democratic autonomy against institutions passing on the best forms of culture (Chapter 7, 17)—and warns against a transformationalist or triumphalist approach to culture (Chapter 1, 5, 11, 27).

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