Philosophy & Christian Worldview

32 WEEK CLASS

 

Tutor Name: Ginger McCreery

Course Name: Philosophy and a Christian Worldview

Required Books:  

SUMMER READING 
(Required to be read before the first class):  
      SEVEN MEN WHO RULE THE WORLD FROM THE              GRAVE  by David Brees.  Moody Press Publications.   
          ISBN# 13: 9780802484482   Cost: $13.99

  • THE BATTLE FOR TRUTH
    by David A. Noebel. Harvest House Publisher.
    ISBN#: 13: 978073690 7828 Cost: $14.99

  • SOPHIE’S WORLD: A NOVEL ABOUT THE HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY by Jostein Gaarder. Penguin Group USA Publisher.
    ISBN#13: 9780425152256 Cost: $7.99

 Copy Fee: $20

Minimum Number of Students: 8

Maximum Number of Students:  15

Course Description/Outline/Objectives: 

What is a worldview?  How do we develop a Christian worldview?  What is philosophy?  How does it impact our lives today?  This class will explore the history of philosophy and the emptiness of much of the world’s so-called wisdom.  “A clear understanding of worldviews will not only help protect you from deception, but it will also give you the tools to be a more effective witness for Christ in these confusing modern times.”     Dr. David Noebel, The Battle for Truth

Expected Weekly Time Commitment for Homework: Approximately 4 hours/week

Prerequisites:  Summer required reading:  Seven Men Who Rule the World from the Grave  by Dave Breese

Recommended Grade Level:  10th-12th

Rate for Additional Private Tutoring:  N/A

Additional comments:  This class is definitely college prep, in nature.  Our students must be prepared for the secular thinking they will encounter in college classes. This course was REQUIRED in my house before my children went to college.

BIO     I was born and raised in Kingsport, Tennessee. I attended East Tennessee State University and Middle Tennessee State University. I married David (now deceased) in 1979 and moved to Middle Tennessee permanently. I first heard about home education from my pastor in 1978, and I told David before we were even married that I wanted to homeschool any future children we might have. God gave us three precious children and we were blessed and privileged to home educate them from birth through high school graduation. We began our home school journey in the fall of 1988 and continued for the next nineteen years. All three children have graduated from college and two have gotten their master’s degrees. Our son is an officer in the United States Army. Even more important than that, I am now a grandmother!    During those nineteen years, we volunteered in various capacities in the homeschool community. David and I served on the Middle Tennessee Home Education Association Board of Directors for thirteen years, and we helped to organize and start the Home Education Association of Rutherford, Tennessee (HEART). I spoke at various conferences, graduations, and homeschool seminars and workshops. In the fall of 2002, I began teaching at Rutherford Tutorial Academy, where I continue to teach today. I also do private tutoring. In addition to teaching and tutoring, being a Mama and a Gigi, I also serve on the Powerfully Positive, Inc., Board of Directors.

BIO

I was born and raised in Kingsport, Tennessee. I attended East Tennessee State University and Middle Tennessee State University. I married David (now deceased) in 1979 and moved to Middle Tennessee permanently. I first heard about home education from my pastor in 1978, and I told David before we were even married that I wanted to homeschool any future children we might have. God gave us three precious children and we were blessed and privileged to home educate them from birth through high school graduation. We began our home school journey in the fall of 1988 and continued for the next nineteen years. All three children have graduated from college and two have gotten their master’s degrees. Our son is an officer in the United States Army. Even more important than that, I am now a grandmother!

During those nineteen years, we volunteered in various capacities in the homeschool community. David and I served on the Middle Tennessee Home Education Association Board of Directors for thirteen years, and we helped to organize and start the Home Education Association of Rutherford, Tennessee (HEART). I spoke at various conferences, graduations, and homeschool seminars and workshops. In the fall of 2002, I began teaching at Rutherford Tutorial Academy, where I continue to teach today. I also do private tutoring. In addition to teaching and tutoring, being a Mama and a Gigi, I also serve on the Powerfully Positive, Inc., Board of Directors.

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