May 15 2010

class 6: other religions

Class 6 Audio

In our final class we take a look at all of the other religions of the world. With so many different religions out there, how can we be so confident that Christianity is true?

In this class we briefly analyze the major beliefs of the largest world religions, and compare them with the claims of the Christian faith.

class slides (powerpoint)

class slides (keynote – for mac people)


May 2 2010

class 5: jesus

Class 5 Audio

In this class we look at the historical evidence for Jesus, finding out what he was really like. Then we take a look at the resurrection – the miracle at the center of the Christian faith. Do we really have any good reason to believe that Jesus died and rose from the dead?

class slides (powerpoint)

class slides (keynote – for mac people)


Apr 26 2010

class 4: creation vs. evolution

Class 4 Audio

The creation vs evolution debate has taken on great cultural significance. Some evolutionists label their opposition as ignorant and simple-minded, while many creationists accuse their counterparts of pushing an atheistic agenda.

In this class, we look at both sides of the debate, and consider how a Christian should evaluate this issue.

class slides (powerpoint)

class slides (keynote – for mac people)


Apr 23 2010

class 3: existence of God

Class 3 Audio

Is there any reason to believe that God exists, or is it something we just take on faith? In this class we take a look at some of the evidence for the existence of God.

class slides (powerpoint)

class slides (keynote – for mac people)


Mar 31 2010

class 2: truth and knowledge

Class 2 Audio

Is there such a thing as absolute truth, and if there is, then how can we know it? The Christian faith presupposes the existence of absolute truth, and the ability to know that truth. However, the existence and knowability of truth is often denied in our culture. In today’s class, we defend the existence of absolute truth and talk about how we can have confident knowledge in our beliefs.

class slides (powerpoint)

class slides (keynote – for mac people)


Mar 26 2010

class 1: what is christianity?

Class 1 Audio

In this class we introduced the course and took a broad look at the question “what is christianity?” The ‘doctrine’ – or right beliefs – of Christianity were discussed. We also take a look at the meaning and significance of apologetics.

There were a bunch of awesome questions about Christian doctrine that I think we’ll try to address more fully as the class goes on, thanks for the solid class participation!

class slides (powerpoint)

class slides (keynote – for mac people)


Mar 26 2010

what is christianity video

If you made it to the first class, you may remember that we started running out of time at the end and we had to skip over a video we wanted to show you. Here is is, taken from YouTube and embedded in this site in all it’s glory – enjoy!


Mar 25 2010

welcome to the website!

Hello all, members of the “deeper” class at Hopevale Church (and visitors, you’re welcome too!). This is the website companion to the class, we’ll have class notes available and also a podcast…stay tuned I suppose. If you want to leave questions here feel free. Otherwise, let me (Kyle Deming) or Kyle Taylor know what you’d like to see here and we’ll see what we can do.