What Good is Christianity?

Evaluating its Historical Record

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Prepare your children to grapple with challenging ideas as you evaluate together the role of Christianity in society.

Full of rich narratives and intriguing questions, this 18-week curriculum for upper-level high school students covers many subject areas including history, worldview, critical thinking and apologetics.

In an age where misinformation about Christianity and its influence abounds, the goal of What Good is Christianity? is to educate and equip students regarding the positive role and influence of Christianity in relation to a variety of topics and, in the process, respond to contemporary criticisms.

Students will examine topics like Christianity and Western culture, democracy, social justice, education, literature, the fine arts, science, the environment, atheism, charity, special challenges, women and slavery.

We want to help you raise children whoare able to think for themselves, reasonably, as they weigh the claims they will encounter in daily life. Consequently, our goal in this curriculum is not to force-feed information, but to expose you and your children to a variety of ideas they are likely to encounter in their Christian walk, while at the same time providing relevant insights as your children wrestle with challenging ideas.

Seven carefully-selected resources (6 books and a DVD set) accompany your Instructor's Guide. Inside your IG alone you'll find a section on tips for classroom use, the schedule, notes, assignments, discussion questions, and four articles that address interpretation (hermeneutics), faith and science, warfare, and Christianity and women.

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Meet the course creator, Robert Velarde and read his thoughts on this course.

Instructor's Guides

What Good is Christianity? Instructor's Guide (660-01)

This easy-to-use guide takes you through your fascinating 18-week study.


College Prep

How Christianity Changed the World (660-02)

Filled with valuable and factual historical information about Christianity's influence on the world.


Christianity On Trial (660-03)

Carroll claims historical illiteracy is responsible for unjust caricatures of Christianity and highlights positive influences Christians have made on civilization.


Art and the Bible (660-05)

Provides a solid foundation for understanding the relationship between Christianity and the arts and contains timeless insights on the topic.


The Victory of Reason (660-06)

Sociologist Rodney Stark makes the case that Christianity positively influenced the development of a variety of globally significant movements in relation to democracy, science, reason and more.


What's So Great About Christianity? (660-07)

In crisp, engaging style, D'Souza guides readers through topics such as Christianity and atheism, democracy, evolution, miracles, natural law, the problem of evil, and much more.


Does God Exist? (DVD set) (660-08)

Your children will journey with Dr. Stephen Meyer (author of Signature in the Cell) through ten engaging video lessons on topics such as cosmology, design, morality, and various arguments for the existence of God. DVD


The Book that Made Your World (660-09)

The unique perspective of a brilliant philosopher from India allows us to see how the Bible created a culture very different from his own. Vishal Mangalwadi demonstrates how the teachings of Scripture have informed and enhanced the social, political, technological, scientific, and academic status of the West. He also warns that the current push to remove the Bible as the foundation for society is already showing the flaws of such an approach. Fascinating and insightful.

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