Master of Arts

in Apologetics & World Religions

“In your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect” (1 Peter 3:15, ESV)

The Master of Arts in Apologetics & World Religions (MAAWR) degree program aims to prepare informed global citizens for powerful Christian evangelistic engagement in a pluralistic world. Accordingly, the concentration equips students for a powerful witness to the lordship of Jesus. In offering this concentration, EBS will fill a desperate need and therefore play an important role in the advancement of the kingdom of God in Haiti, the rest of the Caribbean Islands, and beyond.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the Master of Arts in Christian Leadership (MACL) should be able to demonstrate:

  • Develop informed global citizens for powerful Christian evangelistic engagement in a pluralistic world.
  • Free students from uninformed criticisms.
  • Present a Christian worldview in contrast to non-religious positions.
  • To introduce students to the major living world religions and pseudo-Christian religions.
  • To acquaint students with fundamental theological, apologetic and missiological issues after a robust exploration of Christian theism as uniquely true and Jesus as the unique self-revelation of God in history.
  • To utilize readings, lectures, online forums, class discussion, and “face time” in order to optimize learning and practical application.
  • To develop ability to think critically about Christianity as it encounters other religions.
  • To develop ability to communicate to others the issues involving Christianity and other religions.
  • To apply all the above in a robust, Spirit-led defense of Christian theism toward evangelism.

Program Courses

  • Orientation to the Virtual Classroom
  • Philosophical Foundations for Theology & Apologetics
  • Intro to the Study of Religions
  • Non-Christian Religions
  • Old/New Testament Orientation
  • Systematic Theology I & II
  • Islam: Practice and Belief
  • Church History
  • Religious Epistemology
  • Theology of Evangelism
  • Pseudo-Christian & Religions
  • Knowing Christ in the Challenge of Heresy
  • Electives

A Call to Engage is a Call to Prepare