Curricula

Want to teach about evolution or intelligent design in a small group, an adult Sunday School class, a church school science class, or a mid-week adult education program? On this page, you will find a variety of ideas and curriculum resources to help you better inform your congregation about the issues surrounding evolution and intelligent design.

SCIENCE


Explore Evolution

Use this complete curriculum (textbook, DVD, outlines and lesson plans, test bank, and Powerpoint presentations) to teach the evidence for and against modern evolutionary theory. Especially suitable for: High school and college biology classes; home school classes; private study; adult enrichment seminars.

 

Icons of Evolution

Use this book, study guide, and DVD to critically examine key evidences offered in support of the modern theory of evolution. Especially suitable for: High school and college biology classes; home school classes; private study; adult enrichment seminars.

 

The Case for Intelligent Design

Use this free article by Stephen Meyer and accompanying discussion questions to explore the history, logic, and evidence for intelligent design as a scientific theory. Especially suitable for: Small group discussions, or as one session of an adult Sunday School class on science and faith or intelligent design.

 

SCIENCE AND HISTORY


The Roots of Intelligent Design

Use this free collection of readings, audio clips, and discussion questions to explore the intellectual roots of intelligent design in Greco-Roman, Judeo-Christian, and modern thought. Especially suitable for: small group discussions, or an adult education mini-course of 2 or 3 sessions.

 

SCIENCE AND FAITH


God and Darwin: Are They Compatible?

Can you believe in God and Darwinian evolution at the same time? Use these free discussion questions to help you explore this question by examining what leading proponents of evolution say. Especially suitable for: Small group discussions, or as part of a larger adult Sunday School class on science and faith or evolution.

 

Case for a Creator

Use this DVD, participant’s guide, and book by award-winning journalist Lee Strobel to explore the Especially suitable for: Adult Sunday School classes; small group discussions; private study; adult enrichment seminars.

 

Science and Faith: Friends or Foes?

Are science and faith at war? Does science undermine or corroborate belief in God? Does faith suppress or inspire scientific research? Explore these questions and more through this DVD set featuring more than 10 hours of presentations from a 2010 conference at Westminster Theological Seminary.

 

God and Materialism

Are human beings and the rest of nature the result of purposeful design or undirected matter and energy? Does materialism help or hinder the operation of good science? Explore these questions and more through this multiple-DVD set featuring more than 10 hours of presentations from a 2011 conference at Westminster Theological Seminary.

 

Science, Human Origins, & Human Dignity

Does modern biology support or undercut human uniqueness? Are the discoveries of brain research compatible with personal responsibility? What does it really mean to be “created in the image of God?” And what are the social and ethical implications of our view of the human person? Explore these questions and more through this DVD set featuring more than 10 hours of presentations from the 2012 Westminster Conference on Science & Faith.

 

How Did it All Begin?

How did the universe begin? How did life start? How did complex living things arise? Explore these big questions and more through this multiple-DVD set featuring more than 11 hours of presentations from the Westminster Conference on Science & Faith: How Did it All Begin?, held at Covenant Fellowship Church in greater Philadelphia in April 2013.

 

Redeeming Darwin

Use this complete curriculum (DVDs, student and reference guides, facilitator’s guide) by Probe Ministries to examine the evidence for evolution and intelligent design and explore the theological and cultural implications of competing views about the origin and development of life. Especially suitable for: Adult Sunday School classes; small group discussions; private study; adult enrichment seminars.

 

The Return of the God Hypothesis

Use this free article by Stephen Meyer and accompanying discussion questions to explore the lines of evidence from science that provide support for a theistic worldview. Especially suitable for: Small group discussions, or as part of a larger adult Sunday School class on science and faith or intelligent design.

 

SCIENCE AND CULTURE


What Hath Darwin Wrought?

Use this 80-minute DVD along with a free discussion and study guide to explore the cultural impact of “social Darwinism” on Nazi Germany, the American eugenics movement, and current debates over the sanctity and dignity of human life. Especially suitable for: Small groups; adult education/adult Sunday School classes; adult enrichment seminars; high school classes (home school and private school).

 

Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed Starring Ben Stein

Use this thought-provoking documentary film hosted by actor/writer Ben Stein along with a free leader’s guide to educate people about the growing debate over intelligent design and the impact of Darwin’s theory on culture. Especially suitable for: Adult enrichment seminars, a “movie” night at church, and small group discussions.

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