Historians are in general agreement on the fact that Jesus Christ is a man who really lived in and around Palestine in the first century and died by crucifixion at the hands of Pontius Pilate. There’s plenty of evidence for that from both within Scripture and outside of it.

However, although most people agree that Jesus is a real figure in history, it’s not uncommon to find many people who reject his divinity. 

C.S. Lewis made his now famous argument about Jesus. It goes like this: Jesus is either Lord, liar, or lunatic. It must be one of the three. And you must choose.

Objective: In this course, students will learn all about C.S. Lewis' argument. Students will learn how to answer the question whether Jesus was Lord, Liar or Lunatic and about the strong evidence that points to Jesus' divinity, including Jesus' statements and miracles. 

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Course curriculum

  • 01

    Defending the Faith - C.S. Lewis’ Lord, Liar, or Lunatic Argument - Part 1 - Is Jesus Lord, Liar, or Lunatic?

    • Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • C .S. Lewis’ Lord, Liar, or Lunatic Argument - Part 1 - Is Jesus Lord, Liar, or Lunatic? - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • Defending the Faith - C.S. Lewis’ Lord, Liar, or Lunatic Argument - Part 1 - Is Jesus Lord, Liar, or Lunatic? - Live Lesson Recording with Deacon Frederick Bartels (5/20/21)

    • C.S. Lewis’ Lord, Liar, or Lunatic Argument - Part 1 - Is Jesus Lord, Liar, or Lunatic? - QUIZ

    • Defending the Faith - C.S. Lewis’ Lord, Liar, or Lunatic Argument - Part 1 - Is Jesus Lord, Liar, or Lunatic? - Live Lesson with Deacon Frederick Bartels - May 20 @ 1:00 PM Pacific

  • 02

    Defending the Faith - C.S. Lewis’ Lord, Liar, or Lunatic Argument - Part 2 - Is Jesus Lord, Liar, or Lunatic?

    • Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • C.S. Lewis’ Lord, Liar, or Lunatic Argument - Part 2 - Is Jesus Lord, Liar, or Lunatic? - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • Defending the Faith - C.S. Lewis’ Lord, Liar, or Lunatic Argument - Part 2 - Is Jesus Lord, Liar, or Lunatic? - Live Lesson Recording with Deacon Frederick Bartels (5/21/21)

    • C.S. Lewis’ Lord, Liar, or Lunatic Argument - Part 2 - Is Jesus Lord, Liar, or Lunatic? - QUIZ

    • Defending the Faith - C.S. Lewis’ Lord, Liar, or Lunatic Argument - Part 2 - Is Jesus Lord, Liar, or Lunatic? - Live Lesson with Deacon Frederick Bartels - May 21 @ 1:00 PM Pacific

Instructor(s)

Instructor Bio:

Deacon Frederick Bartels is a member of the Catholic clergy who serves the Church in the diocese of Pueblo, CO. He received an MA in Theology and Educational Ministry from Catholic Distance University, where he is currently employed as an adjunct professor of theology. He is founder and editor of Joy In Truth (joyintruth.com), an online magazine dedicated to the New Evangelization. As a Catholic educator, public speaker and evangelist, Deacon Bartels strives to infuse culture with the saving principles of the gospel. He lives in Colorado with his wife, Shelly, and the youngest two of their six children. Professor Bartels is Chairman of the Theology Department.

Deacon Frederick Bartels

Professor of Theology, Department Chair