Rawlings School of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Apologetics, Theology, High School, Students, Worldview, Secular Humanism
Christianity | Religion
Brown, Chad J., "Combatting Secular Humanism: Creating a Strategy to Teach Theology and Apologetics to High School Students" (2020). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 2659.
In today’s society, there are more distractions than ever before. Students graduate from high school and often face worldview attacks from their professors. Many times, students do not have a solid enough understanding of a biblical worldview to respond confidently. The postmodern culture has created a gap between student’s emotional need and the intellectual need for a solid biblical foundation. Secular humanism has become a dominating worldview in our culture, and this project will formulate a strategy to teach theology and apologetics to high school students to combat secular humanism. Discipleship is training of a person’s mental, emotional, and spiritual qualities, and this project has combined all three to better equip today’s youth. Many youth pastors struggle to incorporate solid theology and apologetics teaching into their programs, many times due to lack of training. This curriculum has a secondary goal of helping youth pastors realize the need for Apologetics as pre-evangelism. The curriculum will help youth pastors recognize the need and realize how easily accessible curriculum like this is.