Know Why You Believe

Know Why You Believe

Taught by K. Scott Oliphint

In the Know Why You Believe course, apologist K. Scott Oliphint introduces you to compelling reasons for a belief in God, the Bible, and the foundational teachings of the Christian faith.

Course Details

  • 14 Units

  • Self-paced

  • 5 hours of video

  • Beginner

  • Know Why You Believe

12 Month Access
$179.99 USD

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Course Description

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The Christian life depends upon faith, but there are good reasons for that faith. In the Know Why You Believe course, apologist K. Scott Oliphint answers the "why" questions both Christians and non-Christians often ask, laying out a simple and convincing case for the core teachings of Christianity.

The Know Why You Believe course is useful for both traditional and non-traditional students wanting to better understand defenses of Christian belief. Each unit covers a foundational teaching and includes a rationale for that teaching, responses to common objections, reflection questions to prompt further consideration, and suggested readings for further study.

By completing this course, you’ll gain:

  • familiarity with the core doctrines of the Christian faith and defenses of those doctrines
  • insights into how to apply Christian faith to the “why” questions of life
  • a greater ability to engage in Christian apologetics
  • confidence in your growing knowledge through personalized review sessions and unit assessments

Meet Your Instructors

K. Scott Oliphint

PhD., Westminster Theological Seminary

K. Scott Oliphint is professor of apologetics and systematic theology at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia and is the author of numerous articles and books, including Reasons for Faith: Philosophy in the Service of Theology and Covenantal Apologetics. He is also coeditor of the two-volume Christian Apologetics Past and Present: A Primary Source Reader and a contributor to Four Views on Christianity and Philosophy.

Course Outline

  • Introduction

  • Why Believe in the Bible

  • Why Believe in God

  • Why Believe in Jesus

  • Why Believe in miracles

  • Why Believe Jesus Rose from the Dead


  • Why Believe in Salvation

  • Why Believe in Life after Death

  • Why Believe in God in the Face of Modern Science

  • Why Believe in God Despite the Evil in the World

  • Why Believe in Christianity Alone

  • Conclusion


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