The Courses With Dr. Andrew Knight

Institute of Biblical Apologetics

“Teaching Doctrine, Training Champions”

The Problem Of Suffering

This course will discuss the problem of suffering and its origins will be considered. How suffering affects the believer and how suffering affects the skeptic will both be addressed.

I. The Problem of Suffering
A. The Blame Game.
B. The Burden of Proof.
C. Creature Comforts.

II. The Christian’s Conundrum
A. Defending God?
B. The Moral God.
C. The Essence of Jesus.

III. The Skeptic’s Box
A. No Defendant.
B. No Moral Standing.
C. No Justice.


1. Develop a biblical worldview of suffering.
2. Better understanding of the essence of Christ.
3. Offer skeptics an opportunity to reevaluate their worldview.
4. Give listeners a biblical rationale for a theistic worldview.

Notes:  Talks: 50-60 minutes per subject. Question & Answer Time: 30 minutes.

Ref. TT2 pp. 65-71.

Does God Exist?

This course will discuss the origin of civilization and the significance of Genesis account of Creation. In connection with the Genesis account of Creation, the Gap theory will be examined.

I. Creation and its critics.
A. Accountability.
B. Time and distance.
C. Human patterns.

II. The problem of evil.
A. Why suffering.
B. End evil.
C. Moral thought.

III. The Central Event.
A. The Swoon Theory.
B. The Sleeping guard Theory.
C. The Five Hundred liars Theory.


1. Inspire to pursuit truth-claims.
2. Encouragement in life’s trials.
3. Defend against the critics.
4. Instill the existence of God.

Notes: Talks: 50-60 minutes per subject. Question & Answer Time: 30 minutes.

Ref. TT1,pp. 26-39.

Developing A Biblical Worldview

This course will discuss the broad topic of developing a biblical worldview. The questions will be answered, what is truth, and what is real? The theistic perspective will demand a right view of God, man, and the World.

I. A Theistic Worldview
A. What is Truth?
B. What is Real?
C. View of God.

II. View of Oneself.
A. Meaning of Being Human.
B. The Human Problem.
C. Stewards of the earth.

III. God’s Perspective.
A. The Greatest Mission.
B. The Highest Priority.
C. The Eternal Home.


1. Assess One’s Perception of truth.
2. Understand the Human Condition.
3. Fulfilled Through Purpose.

Notes: Talks: 50-60 minutes per subject. Question & Answer Time: 30 minutes.

Ref. TT1, pp. 2-12.

Biblical Manhood & Womanhood

The perceived problem of manhood and womanhood relative to the culture will be discussed. The description of this problem will be outlined in a deeper level to understand the need. The problem from a biblical perspective will offer the contrast between the culture and the biblical historical record for manhood and womanhood.

I. Biblical Identity.
A. Masculinity
B. Femininity
C. Purpose.

II. A Guy Thing.
A. Design.
B. Identity.
C. Leadership.

III. Women in the World.
A. Led Astray.
B. Bad Influence.
C. Power Player.


1. Greater joy through identity.
2. Contentment in responsibility.
3. Peace in His design.
4. His glory and your fulfillment.

Notes: Talks: 50-60 minutes per subject. Question & Answer Time: 30 minutes.

Ref. TT2, pp. 144-157.


Answers To Hard Questions

This course will begin with a biblical mandate for presuppositional apologetics, along with contrasting with other methods of apologetics. The problem which demands the growing need for apologetics will be considered. 

I. Presuppositional Apologetics
A. The Beginning.
B. Distinctions.
C. Interpreting.

II. Hard Questions
A. Suffering and Humanity.
B. Overcoming and Inspiration.
C. Truth Prevails.

III. Biblical Reasoning
A. Divine Premises.
B. Building a Worldview.
C. High View.

1. Be able to distinguish between the different forms of apologetics.
2. Gain a better understanding of suffering and overcoming.
3. Learn what the basis is for an apologetic discussion.
4. Develop your worldview and how to get there.

Notes: Talks: 50-60 minutes per subject. Question & Answer Time: 30 minutes

Ref. TT1 pp. 46-66.