Follow All INSTRUCTIONS:
1st Assignment, required reading, and question, and directions:
APOL 500 REQUIRED BOOKS
Beilby, James K. Thinking About Christian Apologetics: What It Is and Why We Do It. Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2011. ISBN: 9780830839452.
Bush, L. Russ. The Advancement. Nashville: Broadman & Holman Publishing Group, 2003. ISBN: 9781943965168.
Groothuis, Douglas. Christian Apologetics: A Comprehensive Case for Biblical Faith. Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2011. ISBN: 9780830839353.
Discussion Board Forum Instructions
There are 4 Discussion Board Forums in this course. You will create a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be at least 400 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. For each thread, you must support your assertions with at least 2 specific references to the assigned course textbook readings and materials (citations to these sources may be informal, but you must include enough information for your classmates to find the original).
QUESTION: Topic: The Purpose of Apologetics
Carefully consider the following 2 questions in your thread:
- Why do we engage in apologetics?
- What is the audience of apologetics?
In your thread, give a cohesive response to those 2 questions. Your thread must incorporate the following topics from your assigned reading:
- A basic definition of apologetics
- The biblical basis for apologetics
- Internal and external apologetics
At the bottom of your thread, be sure to include a total word count.
I. Required Resource
Moreau, A. Scott, Gary R. Corwin, and Gary B. McGee. Introducing World Missions: A Biblical, Historical, and Practical Survey. 2nd ed. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2015. ISBN: 9780801049200.
Winter, Ralph D., and Steven C. Hawthorne. Perspectives on the World Christian Movement: A Reader. 4th ed. Pasadena: William Carey Library, 2009. IBSN:9780878083909.
DISCUSSION BOARD FORUM INSTRUCTIONS
There will be 5 Discussion Board Forums throughout the course. The purpose of Discussion Board Forums is to generate interaction among students in regard to relevant current course topics. You are required to post 1 thread of at least 400 words. For each thread, you must support your assertions with at least 3 citations in current Turabian format.
QUESTION: After reading Moreau et al., ch. 1, how is mission and missions defined? How is this similar to or different from your previous ideas about missions? Finally, tell us about any involvement in missions that you have previously had (i.e., short-term missions, praying for missionaries) and what you hope to gain from this class.