Bible Elective

The Bible elective is designed to delve into apologetic questions about the Bible.

The Bible elective is designed to delve into apologetic questions about the Bible.

Is it reliable? How did we get the Bible in its current form? Does the historical record confirm what is written in the Old and New Testaments? Doesn’t the Bible contradict Science? Doesn’t it contradict History? Doesn’t it contradict itself?

These questions and many more are addressed in this 10-week course. It features some familiar speakers and some new faces as well as the RZIM team continues to grow. Regardless of your background in this field, this will be a helpful experience as you hear sound responses to common objections, as well as compelling reasons to treasure the Word of God as reliable and divinely inspired.

This course is an elective course and available only to those who have successfully completed the Core Module. For any questions, please contact

ACSI has approved the Bible Elective for 3.33 CEUs (Bible).

Cost:$149. Scholarships are also available. Apply here.

Lecturers: Sam Allberry, Andy Bannister, John Dickson, John Lennox, Amy Orr-Ewing, Dan Paterson, Jose Philip, Becky Pippert, Nathan Rittenhouse, Jo Vitale, Alycia Wood

Module Lectures

Week 1
Lecture 1.1 How to Read and Understand the Bible – Sam Allberry
Lecture 1.2 Is the Bible Inspired? – Nathan Rittenhouse
Lecture 1.3 Is It All a Matter of Interpretation? – Amy Orr-Ewing

Week 2
Lecture 2.1 Formation of the Old Testament – Nathan Rittenhouse
Lecture 2.2 Formation of the New Testament – Sam Allberry

Week 3
Lecture 3.1 Writing of the Old Testament – Nathan Rittenhouse
Lecture 3.2 Writing of the New Testament – Alycia Wood

Week 4
Lecture 4.1 Interpreting Genesis – John Lennox
Lecture 4.2 Creation and Flood Mythology in the Ancient Near East – Jo Vitale

Week 5
Lecture 5.1 What Really Happened? – Jo Vitale
Lecture 5.2 Unearthing the Facts: Archaeology and the New Testament – John Dickson

Week 6
Lecture 6.1 The Historical Jesus – John Dickson
Lecture 6.2 Messianic Prophesy and Hope – Dan Paterson

Week 7
Lecture 7.1 The Quran and the Bible – Andy Bannister
Lecture 7.2 The Vedas and the Bible – Jose Philip

Week 8
Lecture 8.1 What About Slavery? Part 1 – Jo Vitale
Lecture 8.2 What About Slavery? Part 2 – Jo Vitale
Lecture 8.3 Outrageous Sounding Laws in the Old Testament – Jo Vitale

Week 9
Lecture 9.1 Is the Bible Out of Date on Sex and Marriage? – Amy Orr-Ewing
Lecture 9.2 Is the Bible Sexist? – Jo Vitale

Week 10
Lecture 10.1 Personal Evangelism – Becky Pippert
Lecture 10.2 Evangelism through Bible Study – Becky Pippert

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