The first and most profound question of all is, “Does God exist?” From this first question, a series of ontological questions follow. In fact, it can be the case that we need to first clarify who and what God is, before we can answer the question of his existence.

In speaking about God, we must understand that God is under no obligation to make sense to us. He is under no obligation to answer every question about his being to us. This is important because some non-believers insist God must prove his existence to them personally, with some type of private revelation. 

Objective: In this course, students will learn all about God's great existence. Students will learn how to explain to others that God does indeed exist and if there is any evidence to prove God's existence. 

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Course curriculum

  • 01

    Defending the Faith - Does God Exist?

    • Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • Does God Exist? - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • Does God Exist? - QUIZ

    • Defending the Faith - Does God Exist? - Live Lesson with Deacon Frederick Bartels - June 18 @ 1:00 PM Pacific

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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

Instructor(s)

Instructor Bio:

Professor Marshall Connolly has spent his life in service to God and the Church as an educator and writer. He is a graduate of the California State University system and has earned bachelor's degrees in English and History, as well as a teaching credential. He has completed additional studies at Whitman College, and the University of San Diego. His interests include science and apologetics and he writes on both subjects for Catholic Online (catholic.org), the World's Catholic Library.

He serves as the first Director of Education for Catholic Online School.

Professor Marshall Connolly

Director of Education