Welcome to the CARM Online school Christian
Theology. The purpose of this online
school is to...
- help you
become grounded in good Christian theology,
- help you
become more confident in being able to teach and answer questions from a
competent Christian position,
- help you refute the
attacks upon the Christian faith,
- and help you in
your relationship with the Lord Jesus.
A good foundation
in Christian theology can help you
in every area of your life. A good foundation in biblical theology
is a very valuable thing to have. With it, you can offer better
counsel, refute error, teach the truth, and improve your relationship
with God. Biblical theology is for every Christian, not just for
pastors, teachers, and elders.
Christianity can be understood by the young
as well as the old. It can address very simple areas of your life
as well as shed light on the deeper emotional and spiritual needs that you might have. You do not need an advanced degree to
understand this course. It is arranged logically so that as you learn
one principal after another. The lessons build into a the grand picture
of Christian faith.
Also, throughout this course are interspersed not only
doctrinal truths, but also the applications of those truths to different
topics such as counseling, refuting cults, answering biblically
questions, etc. What you will learn is not merely academic.
It is also practical.
Why use this instead
of just reading CARM?
certainly learn everything in this online school by reading CARM.
But, CARM is a huge site with hundreds and hundreds of pages. The online
school is a shorter version of CARM arranged in a systematic way,
interspersed with apologetic comments, and is designed to teach you how
to know and defend your faith. Sometimes, paragraphs are copied
directly from the CARM website and inserted into the on-line school.
Most of the time, however, the material is newly written and/or adapted
from existing CARM material.
God wants you to learn and He wants you to think. He
wants you to evangelize, to defend the Christian faith, and represent
Christ in truth. With so many attacks on Christianity and so much to
learn in the Bible, it is good to have a systematic way of learning
without having to read through tons of material, go to a Bible school,
or attend Seminary.
Last but not least, this course is not accredited.
It will not count for any school requirements. It is simply a
course designed to help you understand, teach, and defend your Christian
I hope that you enjoy learning through this online
May the Lord bless you.
Rev. Matthew Slick, M. Div.