Core Module

The Core Module is the centerpiece of the RZIM Academy and the starting point for all participants.

What is the RZIM Academy Core Module?

REGISTER HERE: Next Core Module begins on January 7, 2021. To sign up, click here. (New users will need to create a user account first.)

The Core Module is the centerpiece of the RZIM Academy and the starting point for all participants. It is entirely online and offers 26 lectures over 12 weeks featuring some of the most experienced and gifted apologists on the RZIM team. The aim of this program is to help individuals become better equipped to give a reason for the hope that they have.

Unlike traditional online classes, this program is designed to offer practical application and a highly interactive environment where all students can receive regular feedback from peers and RZIM Academy moderators. Discussion forums and other course elements have been customized for this program, and are designed to make it easy for students to quickly provide encouragement or suggestions to their peers and build community as all participants learn together.

The pace of the Core Module is set from week to week, but there are no synchronous elements, so it can accommodate any schedule within each week. Every Monday morning, new content will be made available for the week, and each student can access that content at any time from that point forward.

ACSI has approved the Core Module (Apologetics) for 4 CEUs (Bible).

Cost: $229. Scholarships are also available by applying here.

Lecturers: Michael Ramsden, Professor John Lennox, Os Guinness, Dr. Amy Orr-Ewing, Tom Price, Stuart McAllister, Andy Bannister, Michelle Tepper, John Njoroge, Dr. Vince Vitale, Dr. Tanya Walker, Alister McGrath, and others.

Upcoming Core Module offerings

November 5, 2020: This course is full and registration is closed.

January 7, 2021: Register here

February 4, 2021: Register here

March 4, 2021: Register here

2021 Full Course Schedule

For more information, please see our FAQ page here.

Core Module Lectures

Week 1
Lecture 1.1: Why Jesus? Ravi Zacharias
Lecture 1.2: The Biblical Mandate for Apologetics Michael Ramsden

Week 2
Lecture 2.1: Thinking Well: Logical Fallacies Tom Price
Lecture 2.2: Believing Well: Epistemology Stuart McAllister

Week 3
Lecture 3.1: The 3.4.5 Grid Ravi Zacharias
Lecture 3.2: Worldview as a Concept Andy Bannister

Week 4- Origin
Lecture 4.1: Creation and Design John Lennox
Lecture 4.2: Trinity and Humanity Michelle Tepper

Week 5 – Meaning
Lecture 5.1: Can Man Live Without God? Ravi Zacharias
Lecture 5.2: The Ontological Root of the Gospel Michael Ramsden

Week 6 – Morality
Lecture 6.1: God and Morality John Njoroge
Lecture 6.2: Moral objections to the Bible Amy Orr-Ewing

Week 7 – Morality
Lecture 7.1: The Problem of Evil (Part 1) Os Guinness
Lecture 7.2: The Problem of Evil (Part 2) Vince Vitale
Lecture 7.3: God of Justice, God of Love Michael Ramsden

Week 8 – Destiny
Lecture 8.1: The Resurrection of Christ Andy Bannister
Lecture 8.2: The Cross Vince Vitale
Lecture 8.3: Christian Hope Tanya Walker

Week 9
Lecture 9.1: Understanding Islam Andy Bannister
Lecture 9.2: Eastern Thought Ravi Zacharias

Week 10
Lecture 10.1: Naturalism John Lennox
Lecture 10.2: New Atheism Alister McGrath

Week 11
Lecture 11.1: Doubt Tom Price
Lecture 11.2: Why Trust the Bible? Amy Orr-Ewing

Week 12
Lecture 12.1: Extended Q&A
Lecture 12.2: How to construct a response – an interview with Ravi

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