Mr. Tucker Reyner
Our high school Bible course of study has been designed in order to help students build on the information and worldview development they received in our middle school course of study while continuing to help them comprehend the overall story of the Bible and its significant themes and doctrines, help students to form and defend a biblical worldview, evaluate other beliefs, and engage their culture with truth and love.
9th and 10th Grade – Bible Doctrines & The Triumph of Christ
Students will alternate between two different curriculums during the 9th and 10th grade years.
Bible Doctrines (being taught during the 2023-2024 school year) explores doctrines in all the major doctrinal categories to help students apply principles of Bible study so they can learn how to formulate doctrinal positions according to biblical teaching and apply those positions to their own lives. Students' beliefs affect not only how they live in the world but also how they interact with their culture. With a strong foundation for a biblical worldview, students can go into the world confident in what they believe and why, so they can face unflinchingly all the snares of the Devil.
The Triumph of Christ (being taught during the 2024-2025 school year) reveals the Bible as the true story of what God is doing to glorify Himself by redeeming His fallen creation. Students will explore Acts, the Epistles, and Revelation. The book of Acts covers Christ’s role in the redemptive storyline of the development of His church. The Epistles show students the truths that ground believers and allow them to live out the Great Commission until Christ returns—these truths are the doctrinal propositions and applicational imperatives of Christianity. Finally, the students will see the climactic fulfillment of His triumph over all things in Revelation. Designed to depart from the traditional lecture method of Bible classes, this course uses multiple teaching strategies and learning styles, all focused on clear daily objectives.
11th and 12th Grade – Worldview
Using the text Understanding the Times as a guide, this course is designed to survey six of the most commonly held worldviews of our day. Students will learn to identify each worldview and analyze the implications of each view’s claims about Theology (the existence of God, the nature of God, etc.), Biology (the origin of the earth, the nature of humanity, etc.), and several other topics. The worldviews studied are Christianity, Islam, New Spirituality, Secularism, Marxism, and Postmodernism. The final project for this class requires each student to share their personal worldview in written form that is submitted as a final thesis - their Worldview paper. This project is completed after an oral presentation to Academy staff and administration. (Beginning in the 2024-2025 school year this class will be offered to only 11th grade.)
12th Grade – Christian Apologetics (to begin in the 2024-2025 school year)
We are currently in the process of developing a Christian apologetics course for students to take during their senior year. A Christian Apologetics course will help students develop a rational response against the objections people bring up about Christianity. Potential topics for study might include, but are not limited to: Is the Bible trustworthy? Does God exist? If God does exist, how can we know He is good? How do we know Jesus really died and didn’t merely pass out? How do we know the disciples didn’t steal Jesus’ body and make up the whole story about Him resurrecting?