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Religion Courses

Theology 1

This purpose of this course is to study the Bible to discover the promises of God for our lives and the joy of living life secure in our salvation through Jesus Christ.  Topics that will be discussed include: an overview of the Bible; Christian values; typicals concerns of the adolescent; how the Christian handles adversity; essential development assets and strategies for application in high school; human sexuality; prayer; Law & Gospel; faith; and salvation.

Theology 2

The purpose of this course is to study the Bible to discover the promises of God for our lives and the joy of living our life as a Christian.  This includes a closer look at Jesus' ministry through the Gospel of Luke and the development of the church after Jesus' ascension.

World Religions (Semester)

The class begins with a brief review of the basics of Christian history and doctrine.  Several non-Christian religions are then eplored, beginning with organizations which most students will encounter: Judaism, Islam, Mormonism, and Jehovah's Witnesses.  Other religious groups are explored as time permits.  Small groups of students also research other religious groups and present their findings to the class in the form of a minimum 25-minute report.

Worldviews (Semester)

The course Understanding the Times outlines the differences between Christianity and the other prominent ideas that rule our world: Islam, Postmodernism, Secular Humanism, Marxism, and New Age.  A clear explanation of each worldview, precedes a focus on how each idea interacts in ten different disciplines: theology, philosophy, ethics, biology, psychology, sociology, economics, law, politics, and history.


During the course of the year we will discuss various issues and life events whith shape and affect the way we live life as baptized people of God, members of the Body of Christ.  While most of the topics to be discussed will be determined by the instructor, events of the day and concerns brought by students will be part of the class.  Lectures and individual/small group/class projects will also be a part of the course.  

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Valley Lutheran High School
3560 McCarty Road
Saginaw, MI 48603