ACTS Seminaries students are expected to engage written assignments with graduate-level thinking, argumentation, research and style. Students who have been away from academics for a period of time, who have a technical rather than humanities background, or who speak a first language other than English may find this a challenge. This four-hour tutorial is intended to introduce or refresh graduate-level writing skills.
This course provides an opportunity for students to develop graduate level information research skills though study of, and practice with, research design, acquisition of resources within a technological environment, resource evaluation, and preparation of resources for the writing of research projects.
Students learn the relationship between science/technology and Christian faith in the era of the post-industrial revolution. The nature, meaning and ethics of modern science and technology are analyzed from the Christian perspective, particularly with reference to the de-humanizing tendencies in technological application. Various issues in bioethics like birth control , abortion, and euthanasia, etc., are also included.
This course presents the biblical principles which should underlie science and environmental issues. Basic assumptions of contemporary science and environmental issues are evaluated from the Christian perspective.
This course combines study of the history of science and the philosophical presuppositions of scientific endeavour, presented with special emphasis upon the historical interaction between science and Christianity. Christian evaluation of scientific method, scientific laws, etc., are conducted.
Starting with a brief history of the “origins” controversy from the early church to the twentieth century, this course analyzes the biblical and scientific implications of creationism and evolution. Some evaluation of ‘creation science,’ ‘theistic evolution,’ ‘intelligent design’’as a movement are also provided.
Creation Studies Seminar
This is a field trip course for creation studies designed for worldview study students who do not have science background. Basic geological concepts are dealt from a creationists catastrophic perspective. And those concepts are applied in Wells Gray Provincial Park (Spahats Falls), Canadian Rocky Mountains (Athabasca Falls, Athabasca Glacier, etc.) and Royal Tyrrell Dinosaur Museum and its vicinity (Hoodoo, Horseshoe Canyon, etc.). Through the field trip, students can detect the God’s design in one of the most spectacular natural wonders in the world.
An introduction to the study of theology, this course provides an overview of major theological themes and issues, set in the context of a brief survey of the historical development of Christian doctrine. We will discuss the basis, purpose, and essential language of theology together with its place and importance in the life of the church.
This course introduces the development of Christian thought in history from the beginning of the apostolic era to the twentieth century and examines the thought of prominent Christian thinkers in their historical contexts