Bridge Academy

Psalm 32:8

Why Christianity? Comparing World Religions


This course provides solid biblical answers for the student facing today’s secular society. The student will be educated in three areas of study:  

(1) Tough objections to Christianity utilizing Lee Strobel’s The Case for Faith. Examples of the covered topics are: Since evil and suffering exist, a loving God cannot; It’s offensive to claim Jesus is the only way to God; A loving God would never torture people in hell.  

(2) World Religions utilizing Paul Carden’s Christian Cults and Religions. This study explains the history, background, and beliefs of the largest world religions and cult groups, including Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Mormonism, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and more.  

(3) Lifeviews utilizing Dr. R. C. Sproul’s Lifeviews: Understanding the Ideas that Shape Society Today. Study includes major philosophies that affect the way Americans think and act today, such as: secularism, existentialism, humanism, pragmatism, positivism, pluralism and relativism, and hedonism.

Required Texts: 

Case for Faith by Lee Strobel  

Christianity Cults & Religions Participants Guide  

World Religions Made Easy by Rose Publishing  

Copy/Supply Fee: $20 (checks written to Ellen Kelsey at Orientation or the first day of class)

Tuition: $360 per period ($35/month for 10 months, August through May or $41/month if prorated or on a 9 month payment plan)

Ellen Kelsey

B.S. in Biblical Studies

Masters in Theology

Ellen graduated from International Seminary with a Bachelor's Degree in Biblical Studies and a Masters of Arts in Theology. She has served in many positions her the years in ministry ranging from music to christian education for adults and children. Teaching the Word of God is Ellen's passion and Gad has opened many doors for her to use her gift in the classroom, as well as writing curriculum. Ellen has also worked in early childhood education serving as an administrative assistant and bus driver for two local daycare facilities. She homeschooled both of her children, who are now grown with children of their own. Ellen and her husband enjoy playing golf and serving in their church leadership team.

Courses Offered: Apologetics: Defending your Faith and Why Christianity? Comparing World Religions