Online Non-Credit Course
Professor Denis O. Lamoureux
DDS  PhD (Theology) PhD (Biology)

7 hours of online Audio-Slide Lectures including Handouts
10 hours of live online Question & Answer Sessions
Class Surveys and monitored Chat Room
  Details forth coming  
  Late Jan 2014 to Late Feb 2014  
  Question & Answer Sessions on Tuesdays (7:00 to 9:00 PM Eastern Time)  
  Schedule (PDF) Details forth coming  
  Class Materials      
  1. Beyond the "Evolution" vs. "Creation" Debate  
  Are there only two positions on origins: either “evolution” or “creation”? This presentation is an introduction to professional terminology, science-religion dialogue, and various views on origins (young earth creation, progressive creation, evolutionary creation, deistic evolution, and atheistic evolution). Presenter also shares his personal story in coming to terms with evolution.    
  1. Introduction Lecture 19 mins Handout  
  2. Terms & Science-Religion Relationship Lecture 9 mins   For all 5 episodes
  3. Views on the Origin of Universe & Life Lecture 21 mins    
  4. My Personal Story Lecture 16 mins    
  5. Summary & Conclusions Lecture 7 mins    
  2. Intelligent Design: Delusion, Uncertainty, or Divine Revelation?  
  Do beauty, complexity & functionality in the world reflect the mind of a creative intelligence? Or is design in nature merely a delusion of the human mind? This presentation begins by examining the views of skeptics. Richard Dawkins rejects design, and Charles Darwin was mostly agnostic toward it. Biblical passages (Psalm 19 and Romans 1) affirming design are then presented and complemented by Wisdom 13 of the Apocrypha. Lastly, a model for intelligent design is proposed based on Scripture.    
  1. Introduction. Dawkins & Darwin on ID Lecture 17 mins Handout  
  2. The Bible & ID Lecture 16 mins   For all 3 episodes
  3. ID Arguments & ID Model. Conclusion Lecture 32 mins    
  3. The Bible & Ancient Science  
  Many Christians assume that God revealed basic scientific facts about nature in the Bible. Known as “scientific concordism” or simply “concordism,” this approach attempts to align and harmonize modern science and Scripture. This presentation examines a number of biblical passages dealing with the natural world. It proposes that the Holy Spirit accommodated in the revelatory process and allowed the use of an incidental ancient understanding of nature (ie, an ancient science) as an incidental vessel to deliver inerrant Spiritual Truths.    
  1. Introductory Principles Lecture 28 mins Handout  
  2. Ancient Geography/Geology Lecture 24 mins Handout  
  3. Ancient Astronomy Lecture 27 mins Handout  
  4. Ancient Biology Lecture 35 mins Handout  
  5. Conclusions & Implications Lecture 29 mins Handout  
  4. Was Adam a Real Person?  
  The most challenging issue in the origins debate today is the creation of humanity. This presentation introduces an evolutionary creationist view of human origins that asserts the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit created men and women through an ordained, sustained, and design-reflecting evolutionary process. Topics include the interpretation of biblical creation accounts dealing with human origins, the theological challenges regarding the manifestation of the Image of God and human sin, and the doctrine of original sin.    
  1. Introduction Lecture 7 mins Handout  
  2. Adam & the Bible Lecture 23 mins   For all 6 episodes
  3. The Apostle Paul & Adam Lecture 19 mins    
  4. Original Sin & Christian Tradition Lecture 18 mins    
  5. Human Evolution & Christian Faith Lecture 24 mins    
  6. Conlcusion Lecture 6 mins    
  5. Conclusion & Summary  
© Denis O. Lamoureux
Last revised 15 November 2013