Strengthen your walk and deepen your understanding of the integrity and
authority of Scripture. No other document in history makes the bold claims
the Bible does, and no other document has the integrity of the Bible. This
6-week course will teach you how to defend the biblical account of Creation
and the Flood in the area of geology and deepen your commitment to the authority
This course builds on the ideas presented in the Foundations course (we recommend APO 101 or 111 Foundations in Creation Apologetics be completed before any advanced course). The principles of presuppositional apologetics will be used to dive deeper into each topic in this course. Students will be involved
in reading articles, researching issues related to geology from a creationist
perspective, watching videos, and completing assignments that uphold the
Bible as the ultimate source of truth—even in the field of geology.
- Winter 2015: September 6, 2015-October 17, 2015. Registration open August 2, 2015-September 2, 2015.
This course is not open for registration.
Flood geology vs. Uniformitarianism
The “geologic column” and geologic time
Radiometric dating techniques
Grand Canyon formation
Mount Saint Helens evidences
Discussion forums where instructors and students
Online quizzes with immediate feedback
Online videos with integrated study guides
Live chats with the instructors
Independent projects that apply what you have learned
Reading assignments that will engage and equip
Upon completing the course, students will be able to:
Relate the origin of the concept of millions years
as a Christian compromise position.
State the basic concepts behind radiometric dating
Describe major differences between Catastrophism
Describe the layers of the geologic column and
the fossils they contain as a result of the original Creation events and
Use specific examples of geologic anomalies to
Describe how plate tectonics and the Flood have
played an important role in shaping the earth.
A certificate of completion will be awarded to those
finishing the course with a final score of 75% or higher. In addition,
those who pass the course can receive 2 ACSI-accredited Continuing Education
Units (CEUs): 1 in biblical studies and 1 in educational studies.
Students should expect to spend 6–8 hours
per week working on the assignments and participating in discussion forums.
Complete the coursework at your own pace within each week-long block.
More time may be required on weeks that include an independent project.
- The advanced courses are open for enrollment but build on information from
the APO 101/111 Foundations in Creation Apologetics course. Students are
expected to have a firm grasp on presuppositional apologetics to be
successful in any advanced course.