Go Deeper with Houston Theological Seminary


Go Deeper at HBU through Auditing/Surveying

An auditor (or surveyor) is someone who is taking a course simply for one’s own enjoyment and personal development, and not for credit. Please note that any courses taken as an auditor/surveyor will not count for credit in the future either.

May Fastterm 2021

Come study Moral Apologetics with Dr. William Lane Craig and Dr. David Baggett. This is a two-week intensive course, meeting Mondays through Fridays, 3:00-5:00 PM, May 17-28, 2021. The course will meet on campus, with the option to take it remotely via Zoom as well.

This course will explore various aspects of the moral argument(s) for God’s existence, including the moral realism on which such arguments are based, ways in which morality evidentially points to God, a defense and critique of theistic ethics, the relative adequacy of secular alternatives, and a brief history of the moral argument.

$280 Early Bird, $300 after the class begins

Register Now (May Fastterm)

Summer 2021

J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings are deeply Christian tales that are loved by millions of readers, both believers and non-believers, and the imaginary world of Middle-earth speaks powerfully to the issues and concerns of our modern day. How did he do it? In this course with Dr. Holly Ordway, you will explore how Tolkien’s reading of modern literature contributed to his creative imagination, and learn from him as a role model for Christians engaging with culture productively, discerning, and transformatively.

This is a one-week intensive course, Monday-Friday, June 14-18; class sessions will be held live via Zoom from 3:00-5:00 PM Central (these sessions will also be recorded). Anyone from around the world can join the class to listen to the lectures, discuss, and ask questions. Students taking the class for credit will have additional readings and assignments.

Cost: $200

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Go Deeper classes are intended to virtual surveyors, though there may be some space for in-person classroom attendance. Speak with the instructor to see if in-person attendance is possible.