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Adult Course

In today's society, we hear that we all have our own truths. We encounter people who struggle to synthesize the beliefs of those around them with what they know to be true but don't know why they are true. We may experience this ourselves. In a world deconstructing around us, we need the skill to discern what is true, what is not, and why. The Learn To Discern Full Semester Course empowers students to quickly and reliably find hidden assumptions that determine what is true and what is not—and WHY—in real-world issues and situations by exploring the assumptions that control how people think about today's moral, social, and cultural issues. 

Course Includes:

The full semester course includes 8 units, each containing the following items.


Video & PowerPoint Content

Topics are explained through various PowerPoints and videos. Each Unit contains an average of 3-5.



Students complete a number of activities to help hone their discernment skills.


Background Reading

Each unit contains several reading materials, covering various topics that are relevant to today's culture. (Not recommended for under 13.) Each unit contains 3-5 sections and each contains it's own reading assignment.



Each unit has 3-5 sections and each section has a short quiz to help students determine if they've "got" the concept and are ready to move on. Students have three tries to make a passing grade of 85% or higher.

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Ready to get started on developing discernment skills?

Discern the truth.


The following units are contained in the Full Semester Course:


What Is Truth?


Types of Core Assumptions


Testing Assumptions


Understanding What Is Real

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Humanity's Basic Problem & Introduction to Solutions


Understanding Reality, Human Nature, & Good


Big Issues


Staking Your Ground

On Today's Big Issues

"Dave Richardson has developed an effective method to help us excavate the assumptions that underlie much of what we hear in the classroom, the news, movies, lectures, or just conversations with friends.

William Lane Craig

Internationally acclaimed professor, scholar, and debater

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