Saturday, October 12, 2019

Online Science and Scripture course

taken from https://arieskindred.wordpress.com
/2015/04/27/cosmogenesis/
I will be teaching an 8 week online course for Houghton College from late October to December called Science and Scripture. I'm excited not only for the topic but also for the notion of offering the live sessions of courses like this one as life-long learning possibilities for a broader audience.

To join the class, follow this link: https://www.houghton.edu/online/online-courses-for-high-school-students/applying/

1. If you just want to audit the class, basically coming to the live sessions on Monday nights from 7-9, the cost is $150 per person. A church could then have a small group to discuss the live time later in the week or during Sunday School.

2. If you want to take it as a bona fide class for college credit and transfer it back to another college, the tuition can be paid as $300 a month for five months ($500 a credit hour).

Main Books:
Tentative Course Schedule
(Reading: B=Barbour; C=Collins; W=Walton)

Week 1: The Four Views
(Oct 28-Nov 3)
  • Reading: B xi-38; C 1-54
  • Live Session October 28 from 7-9pm EDT (25 points participation)
  • Weekly Discussion (30 points)
  • Where I am now (50 points)
Week 2: Genesis 1 and the Big Bang
(Nov 4-10)
  • Reading: B 39-64; C 57-84 W 5-45
  • Live Session November 4 (25 points participation)
  • Weekly Discussion (30 points)
  • Interpretation Work: Genesis 1:1-2 or Hebrews 11:3 (50 points)
Week 3: Quantum Physics, Determinism, and Free Will
(Nov 11-17)
  • Reading: B 65-84, 150-180; W 46-76
  • Live Session November 11 (25 points participation)
  • Weekly Discussion (30 points)
  • Interpretation Work: Psalm 139, Romans 9, Ephesians 1 (50 points)
Week 4: Adam, Eve, and Genetics
(Nov 18-24)
  • Reading: C 85-142 W 77-112
  • Live Session November 18 (25 points participation)
  • Weekly Discussion (30 points)
  • Reading Response (50 points)
Week 5: Genesis and Evolution
(Nov 25-Dec 1)
  • Reading: B 90-118; W 113-172
  • Live Session November 15 (25 points participation)
  • Weekly Discussion (35 points)
  • Interpretation Work: Genesis 1 (50 points)
Week 6: Evolution and the Fall
(Dec 2-8)
  • Reading: C 145-234; Selections
  • Live Session December 2 (25 points participation)
  • Weekly Discussion (35 points)
  • Interpretation Work: Genesis 3 or Romans 5 (50 points)
Week 7: The Fall and the Environment
(Dec 9-15)
  • Selections from Douglas and Jonathan Moo
  • Live Session December 9 (25 points participation)
  • Weekly Discussion (30 points)
  • Short Paper (50 points)
Week 8: Embodiment, the Soul, and Personhood
(Dec 16-22)
  • Reading: B 119-49; C 235-272
  • Live Session December 9 (25 points participation)
  • Weekly Discussion (30 points)
  • Final Research Paper (200 points)

2 comments:

Martin LaBar said...

That sounds interesting, and like a great experience for you.

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