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Exodus recounts the stories of Pharaoh, Moses, the plagues, the Passover, the Red Sea, and the Ten Commandments. Join Justin Jackson, the professor in our popular course on Genesis, as he continues to draw out the literary elements of the biblical narrative so we can better understand our faith.

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The Genesis Story

The Book of Genesis describes the fundamental relationships between God and His creation and man’s special role in creation. Now is a great opportunity to dive into the biblical narrative of Genesis to be ready for our newest course on Exodus.

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Men without Chests

C.S. Lewis was one of the greatest professors and scholars of literature in the twentieth century. He was also one of the foremost Christian apologists. His books reveal profound insights about our time—that it has both great opportunity and great danger. Lewis does this perhaps most clearly in The Abolition of Man, a book that is a bridge between ...

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Aeneas and New Beginnings

Aeneas and New Beginnings

The poet Virgil was commissioned by Caesar Augustus to write a founding myth for the Roman Empire. As a result, Virgil produced one of the most famous...

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God’s Mercy throughout the Plagues of Egypt

God’s Mercy throughout the Plagues of Egypt

When most people think of the book of Exodus, they think of the plagues that God sends upon Egypt and the Ten Commandments He gives to the Israelites....

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Julian the Apostate’s Attempt to Restore Roman Paganism

Julian the Apostate’s Attempt to Restore Roman Paganism

Constantine the Great is famous for his role in establishing Christianity in Rome. But after his death in 337, the rivalry that ensued between his thr...

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Literature

The Exodus Story

Literature

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

Politics

American Foreign Policy

History

Ancient Christianity

Mathematics & Natural Sciences

The Great Principles of Chemistry

Politics

The American Left: From Liberalism to Despotism

Politics

The Real American Founding: A Conversation

Economics

Supply-Side Economics and American Prosperity with Arthur Laffer

Philosophy & Religion

C.S. Lewis on Christianity

History

The Rise and Fall of the Roman Republic

History

American Citizenship and Its Decline

Literature

The David Story: Shepherd, Father, King

Literature

Dante’s Divine Comedy

Mathematics & Natural Sciences

Mathematics and Logic: From Euclid to Modern Geometry

Politics

Civil Rights in American History

Philosophy & Religion

Introduction to Western Philosophy

Literature

Classic Children’s Literature

History

The Great American Story: A Land of Hope

Politics

Constitution 101: The Meaning and History of the Constitution

Literature

The Genesis Story: Reading Biblical Narratives

Philosophy & Religion

Introduction to Aristotle’s Ethics: How to Lead a Good Life

History

The Second World Wars

Politics

Congress: How It Worked and Why It Doesn’t

Literature

The Young Jane Austen: Northanger Abbey

History

Western Heritage: From the Book of Genesis to John Locke

Literature

Mark Twain: Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, and Selected Short Stories

Politics

Introduction to the Constitution

Philosophy & Religion

Theology 101: The Western Theological Tradition

History

American Heritage: From Colonial Settlement to the Current Day

Literature

Shakespeare: Hamlet and The Tempest

Politics

The U.S. Supreme Court

History

Athens and Sparta

Politics

Public Policy from a Constitutional Viewpoint

Literature

An Introduction to C.S. Lewis: Writings and Significance

History

Winston Churchill and Statesmanship

Politics

The Federalist Papers

Philosophy & Religion

A Proper Understanding of K-12 Education: Theory and Practice

Literature

Great Books 102: Renaissance to Modern

Politics

The Presidency and the Constitution

Literature

Great Books 101: Ancient to Medieval

Politics

Constitution 201: The Progressive Rejection of the Founding and the Rise of Bureaucratic Despotism

Economics

Economics 101: The Principles of Free Market Economics