More specifically, Christians are called to have a renewed mind (Romans 12:2) that is not taken captive by human philosophy (Colossians 2:8), but is able to take every thought captive for Christ (2 Corinthians 10:5). We should always be ready to give a reasoned answer for the hope we have (1 Peter 3:15). But Christians are also directed not to be “quarrelsome but [be] kind to everyone” (2 Tim. 2:24), to exhibit “gentleness and respect” (1 Pet. 3:15), and to “be merciful to those who doubt” (Jude 22).
These verses characterize what is distinctive about a Christian mind and disposition. Here at LCU, we’ve designed our MA (Philosophy & Apologetics) to correspond and interact with all of these passages. We challenge our students to understand and defend a Christian worldview in the context of classical philosophical problems and contemporary philosophical, religious, and cultural challenges. As a student here, you’ll take classes that offer a balanced approach to the nature of philosophy and Christian apologetics.
The MA (Philosophy and Apologetics) will enrich your relationship with Christ and your understanding of God’s Word, enable you to use the wisdom you gain to lead effectively, and equip you to embody Christ in your research. At LCU, our goal is that you would graduate with a deeper and deepening understanding of all that God has done for us. We want you to look back and see that you made friends, mastered some amazing lessons, and found your passion. But, most importantly, we want to see that you learned to live on mission.