Prof. Nancy Pearcey Offers New Courses at
Francis Schaeffer Center for Worldview & Culture
@ Houston Baptist University (1-800-969-3210)
Feb. 21, 2013: The Francis Schaeffer Center offers a full year (two semesters)
of intensive study in worldview apologetics to ground students in the knowledge and skills needed to think critically about secular worldviews and apply a liberating Christian perspective in their studies, their professions, and across the whole of life.
** Fall Semester 2013 **
Worldview Apologetics: "Testing Everything" with C.S. Lewis & Francis Schaeffer
Out of the Box, Into the World: The two major apologists of the 20th century were C.S. Lewis and Francis Schaeffer in terms of the number of seekers who came to embrace Christianity through their work, or doubters who found intellectual clarity and conviction. How can we learn from their success as we address the challenges of our own generation?
This course begins with a focused, in-depth reading of Lewis and Schaeffer. Then it examines thinkers who serve as models of how to extend and apply, or revise and modify, their apologetics arguments, and may include works by Nancy Pearcey (Total Truth and her latest book, title to be determined), Alvin Plantinga, Herman Dooyeweerd, J. Richard Pearcey, Albert Wolters, Mark Noll, George Marsden, Gene Edward Veith, and many others, enriched by shorter readings such as articles, book excerpts, and primary source documents.
** Spring Semester 2014 **
Worldview Apologetics: Surviving and Thriving at the University
Hello Campus, Good-Bye God: Why do so many young people abandon their Christian convictions when they leave home for the university or the workplace? In virtually every field today, the dominant theories are secular, while Christian "faith" is treated as merely a private preference. This course provides students with tools to analyze the prevailing secular theories across a variety of fields, to think critically about underlying assumptions, and to argue persuasively for a credible Christian perspective.
The course gives a worldview introduction to several subject areas, which may include math, English, science, business, political philosophy, the arts & humanities. Readings may include works by Nancy Pearcey (The Soul of Science, Saving Leonardo) along with many others, enriched by shorter readings such as articles, book excerpts, and primary source documents.
Your Professor: Nancy Pearcey
Nancy Pearcey is the best-selling author of award-winning books, including Total Truth, The Soul of Science, Saving Leonardo, How Now Shall We Live? (coauthored by Chuck Colson & Harold Fickett), and a forthcoming book on worldview apologetics. Her books are taught in Christian universities, seminaries, secondary schools, and homeschools. They are also used extensively in teacher training. Formerly an agnostic, Pearcey embraced Christianity after a period of study at L'Abri in Switzerland, the ministry of Francis and Edith Schaeffer, which gave her a profound personal and well as intellectual understanding of worldview apologetics. In addition, as a highly successful writer and editor (founding editor of BreakPoint Radio), Pearcey offers students professional-quality coaching in writing and communication.
Courses offered are on the undergraduate level.
For more information, please call HBU admissions at 1-800-969-3210
or write to firstname.lastname@example.org.