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Starting Points - Thinking Biblically

Course Catalog ID:
Subject Categories:
Academic Elective, Bible and Worldview

What is a worldview? Everyone has one. It influences the decisions we make and how we answer the basic questions of life. It consists of our values, beliefs, and presuppositions from which we make sense of reality. This course will help students form or strengthen a biblically-grounded view of reality that centers on the God of the Bible as creator and sustainer, and finds its purpose in our relationship with Him. During the course, students will study Christian theology, compare and contrast worldviews in literature and culture, learn the science and art of apologetics, and evaluate how the Christian worldview affected the political, social, and philosophical context of America’s founding. Understanding that ideas have consequences, students will be challenged to think biblically and represent the biblical worldview articulately and persuasively.

Grade Levels*:
8, 9, 10
* Enrollment restricted based on Date of Birth and Grad Year (whichever is more limiting). Enrollment outside these levels requires written concurrence from TPS Support.
• Successful completion (75% or higher) of any TPS English 1 (or higher) course
━ OR ━
• Successful completion of Readiness Test
Notes and Conditions

Transcript Planning: On a TPS transcript this course lists for credit as an Academic Elective.

“This course helped me a lot in improving my biblical worldview. Before this class I had been uncertain with what I believed, but now I feel confident and ready to go out to the world and tell people about my faith.”

Isabelle H

“I highly recommend this course to others. This course requires high participation, but the content is very good. It helps with examining the worldview of authors of books and also building a biblical wordview yourself!”

Hudson X

“This course really helped me think more biblically about everything, from fictional books to what I do in my everyday life. Through this course, I read many books that strengthened my faith and helped me see different areas of my faith that I should explore more. The teacher was engaging and created fun things to do in class. The assignments were challenging but not too hard. Overall, I loved this class and would highly recomend to anyone thinking of taking it.”

Eliah L

“This course was amazing in helping me expand my knowledge of Christianity as a whole. It covered many of the different corners of Christianity, from Apologetics to History. The teacher was really kind and engaging, making the experience educational and fun at the same time.”

Dinos A

“This course is a great learning experience for those who like apologetics and want to learn more about Christianity and other religions. It helps you understand what the world might throw at you and how to respond like a real apologist. This course has a fantastic teacher who will share his incredible knowledge with you about Thinking Biblically.”

Matthew W

“This course was my favorite class I have ever taken. I cannot begin to express how much I have grown spiritually and how my relationship with God has grown because of this class. I have learned so much about myself and how important it is to know our faith and be able to explain it to others, praying that they too may be touched by the Holy Spirit and have an eternal change in their life as well.”

Sophia T
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