Biola's Certificate in Christian Apologetics program has been redesigned from the ground up to allow our students to complete the degree entirely online, from the convenience of their own home (or wherever they have Internet access). You'll be able to stream the files directly from our website, or download the files to the device of your choosing and convenience.

The Certificate Program in Christian Apologetics is open to everyone regardless of educational background. There are no prerequisites for this course. We believe that every Christian should have access to training in apologetics regardless of age, careers, time restraints, denomination, or finances. The Certificate Program is an accessible way to begin studying the field of apologetics. We invite you to come learn about the relevancy and importance of the apologetics conversation today.

The Program of Study

The Distance Certificate Program is comprised of recordings from our Defending the Faith Lecture Series. Each course of the certificate program includes eight unique audio lectures by top apologists in their respective fields of specialty, as well as course notes and a certificate quiz. Each course of the Certificate Program comes in one convenient package (or "course"), and the student earns a Certificate of Study in Christian Apologetics upon successful completion of all three courses. For further learning, each course comes with recommended reading and writing assignments. As a distance program, there is no class time required and the program is completed at your own pace.

Upon successful completion of the program, the student will be awarded with a Certificate in Christian Apologetics from Biola University's Christian Apologetics Program!

Course One Topics

  • Arguments for the Existence of God
  • Christianity and the Problem of Popular Culture
  • Defending the Gospel Accounts of Jesus
  • Evidence for the Resurrection
  • Responding to Relativism
  • Solving the Problem of Evil
  • The Absurdity of Life Without God
  • The Case for Faith

Course Two Topics

  • Christianity and the Challenge of World Religions
  • Christianity and the Nature of Science
  • Contending for the Christian Worldview
  • Miracles and the Modern Mind
  • Reading Scripture with All Your Mind
  • Responding to the Cults
  • The Historical Jesus
  • What about those who have Never Heard the Gospel

Course Three Topics

  • Answers to Bioethical Challenges
  • Apologetics and the Spiritual Life
  • Darwinism in Crisis
  • In Defense of the Soul
  • Jesus: The Smartest Man who Ever Lived
  • Key Issues in New Testament Criticism
  • Successful Tactics in Defending the Faith
  • The Case for Moral Absolutes


First, submit your registration by clicking the Register Now link below. Second, while we process your registration (1-3 business days), you may move forward by purchasing your courses and starting the program! You do not need to wait to be accepted to begin the program, however if for any reason you are not accepted, you will be given a full refund for courses purchased. Individuals who purchase the courses without submitting a registration will not be eligible for a refund.

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