With open opposition to the Christian faith and the Bible, we are seeing a great resurgence of apologetics—giving a logical defense, or reason for following Jesus Christ. The Lord has raised up many ministries to help followers of Christ take a bold stand on the authority of Scripture.
The following resources can be used with your middle-schoolers and/or older as you disciple them to “be prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks them for a reason for the hope that is in them; [and] do it with gentleness and respect.” (1 Peter 3:15)
Walking in Truth Homeschool Curriculum (Comprehensive)
Summit Ministries, a leader in apologetics and worldview study, has designed a rich, three-part (6th, 7th, and 8th grade) course that trains students to defend their faith and respond to counterfeit worldviews using real-world application and critical-thinking exercises.
The Christian Worldview (6th-grade available summer 2020)
The worldview portion of this curriculum covers Christian answers to the “big questions” about God, the universe, human beings, truth, and morality. The Bible survey component focuses on the book of Acts. Key topics covered include:
- Creation and the Fall
- Omnipotence, omnipresence, and omniscience
- Revelation, theism, truth, and worldview
Walking in Truth 7th Grade Bible Curriculum Cover
Competing Worldviews (7th-grade available summer 2021)
The worldview portion of this curriculum compares and contrasts the key tenets of Christianity to Islam, naturalism, and new spirituality. The Bible survey component reviews Romans and 1 & 2 Corinthians. Key topics covered include:
- Atheism, evolution, materialism
- Islam, five pillars of Islam
- Pantheism, reincarnation, karma
- Righteousness, justification
- Redemption, reconciliation, edification
Walking in Truth 8th Grade Bible Curriculum CoverChristianity in Action (8th-grade available summer 2022)
The worldview portion of this curriculum helps students understand how they can live out their Christian worldview in a post-Christian culture. The Bible survey component examines the remaining Epistles not yet covered in previous courses and Revelation. Key topics covered include:
- Popular culture
- Revelation, truth, knowledge
- Science, relativism, Darwinism
- Marriage and Family
- The resurrection
Answers Bible Curriculum
Answers in Genesis has written one of the best, and easy-to-use curriculum with Sunday school lessons that help you bring the Bible to life in your classroom—Answers Bible Curriculum (ABC).
This exciting curriculum contains Sunday school lessons that cover the entire Bible chronologically in four years, providing a powerful overview of God’s Word. You go through the entire Bible in the order the events actually happened, helping it make sense.
Not only is the content first-rate, but the design and materials are beautifully designed to get kid’s excited about God’s Word.
Besides being chronological and historical, ABC equips young and old with facts from culture, history, and science to defend the Bible against common skeptical questions. This study also brings the Bible’s teaching to bear on everyday life, impacting all ages with easy, practical applications.
Answers in Genesis offers a free month to get you started. Find out more at Sunday School Lessons | Answers Bible Curriculum
ICR’s Education Series
The Institute for Creation Research is producing some of the most professional and “edutaining” learning series available for Christians. Their production and content (obviously) rivals the Discovery Channel in my opinion.
The following DVD series can be used individually or linked together for a fuller understanding of Biblical creation vs evolution and worldview apologetics.
Unlocking the Mysteries of Genesis
12-part, 22-minute episodes
Unlocking the Mysteries of Genesis presents evidence that confirms the biblical account of creation and offers defensible answers to some of the most provocative and controversial questions of faith and science. How did life begin? Where did humans come from? Was Noah’s Flood real? How old is the earth?
In each dynamic 22-minute episode, host Markus Lloyd guides the viewer on a memorable journey through some of the most fascinating topics in creation science. Through interviews with the leading creation scientists, insights from cutting-edge research, and on-location investigations, Unlocking the Mysteries of Genesis presents evidence that supports a biblical viewpoint and dispels pervasive and inaccurate theories from the secular world.
Developed by the Institute for Creation Research, one of the world’s leading creation research organizations, this outstanding series provides an engaging exploration of creation science like never before. Together with the 112-page viewer guide, Unlocking the Mysteries of Genesis is an excellent resource for church, home, or academic study. Christians of all ages can find many of the answers they need to affirm and defend their faith and to discover the harmony between Scripture and science.
Made in His Image
4-part, 22-minute episodes
Produced from a biblical perspective, Made in His Image will inspire audiences by looking at the human body in all its wonder-fully functional, fully human, and fully created in God’s image. Featuring medical, engineering, and other experts like Dr. Randy Guliuzza, Made in His Image will fascinate audiences with mind-blowing facts, dazzling imagery, and memorable illustrations.
The four episodes will examine the stages of human development and show that everything we need to fulfill God’s plan is instilled in us from the first moments of life. Each episode reinforces the knowledge that every human is special to God, and that he has endowed each of us with unique physical abilities, intellect, and spiritual lives to fulfill His purpose.
Uncovering the Truth about Dinosaurs
This 4-part, 22-minute episode series explores the most fascinating and mysterious creatures of all time – dinosaurs.
Fueled as much by popular culture as by science, dinosaurs capture the imagination. Footprints and fossilized bones prove they once existed, but many questions linger about what they were, where they came from, and how they lived and died. From the Institute for Creation Research, Uncovering the Truth about Dinosaurs takes on the challenge of unraveling these mysteries and unearthing the real truth.
Host Markus Lloyd (Unlocking the Mysteries of Genesis and Made in His Image) journeys to various locations to investigate some of the common theories about dinosaurs, while experts in subjects like paleontology, geology, archaeology, and history examine evidence that casts doubt on secular theories about geologic time and evolution.
Uncovering the Truth about Dinosaurs offers compelling evidence about these mysterious creatures that confirms the biblical account of Genesis. Witness the awesome work of the Creator and see how the Bible gets it right in all matters — including dinosaurs.
The Universe: A Journey Through God’s Grand Design
Go on a journey through time and space, exploring how some of the greatest discoveries in astronomy were made by scientists of faith seeking to understand the exquisite order of God’s universe.
Host Markus Lloyd (Unlocking the Mysteries of Genesis, Made in His Image, and Uncovering the Truth about Dinosaurs) travels to world-class observatories and other locations, guiding viewers through the history of astronomy. From early theories of the solar system to Newton’s laws to the space race, every century yields profound discoveries and new mysteries to explore.
Each episode takes us deeper into space and closer to today, when interplanetary probes reveal astonishing evidence that confirms and leaves us in awe of God’s grace and power.
Episode 1: Ancient Astronomy
Ancients used the motions of the stars to guide them, but how and why the heavens work as they do remained a mystery. Experts reveal how early astronomers like Kepler and Galileo were driven to explore the heavens by a desire to understand the order in God’s universe.
Episode 2: A Golden Age
The Age of Enlightenment ushered in a period of great advances in scientific understanding, led by men of faith like Sir Isaac Newton. This episode explores remarkable discoveries that enabled us to understand distant stars and galaxies—and our place in the universe.
Episode 3: Into the Stars
The work of 19th-century astronomers gave us a better understanding of distant stars, but 20th-century secular thinking led to some faulty and fanciful theories. The arrival of spaceflight ushered in a new era of scientific advancement that would shed light on the age of the universe and accuracy of the Bible.
Episode 4: Pushing Forward
The space race and manned missions gave us a new way to investigate the solar system beyond our own planet. Modern Christian scientists describe how astonishing discoveries from today’s space explorations confirm the Bible and strengthen their faith.
Includes 112 – page viewer guide
The Universe: A Journey Through God’s Grand Design – Institute for Creation Research
Creation Ministries International
Creation Magazine LIVE!
One of the best ministries for creation apologetics, CMI’s Canadian office produces, Creation Magazine LIVE! Each 30-minute video features cutting-edge science that supports the Bible, delivered in an easy-to-understand, talk-show format. These videos make it easy to build upon and use for discussion.
Here is a sample video: Why should we trust the Bible?
Goo 2 U, via the Zoo
Dave and Dan set out to open up the big questions to a searching generation of youth. Includes a free online study guide.
Challenging, fun, and culturally relevant, this DVD offers a way out of the confusion for youth searching for answers that satisfy both the mind and the heart.
FREE study guide available at study.creation.com
Evolution’s Achilles’ Heels
A major book and DVD documentary project, appropriately named, Evolution’s Achilles’ Heels, the Achilles’ heels of evolution are often in the very areas widely considered to be impregnable strongholds of this belief system. These areas are the topics systematically covered in both the book and the documentary. They are:
- Natural Selection
- Genetics and DNA
- The Origin of Life
- The Fossil Record
- The Geologic Record
- Radiometric Dating
- Ethics and Morality
We believe evolution theory has no answer to these weaknesses, once properly explained and understood. The book is like no other work that we are aware of, in that it is authored exclusively by 9 Ph.D. scientists. The documentary involves even more PhD scientists, 15 in all, and features striking footage and brilliant computer animations. All of these scientists received their doctorates from similar, secular universities as their evolutionist counterparts. Each is a specialist in various relevant fields.
Watch the trailer below and download a free study guide
No better time!
There has never been a better time to teach the next generation to boldly take a stand for Jesus. People are looking for real answers to the big questions of life and those answers are only found in God and His Holy Word.
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