Three week courses in Philosophy of Religion as well as the History of Christian Thought are available this summer in Wheaton. The classes are geared toward high-schoolers whether they have no experience in philosophy or theology or if they already have some experience:
Philosophy of Religion and History of Christian Thought
Schedule (each session is a complete course)
Philosophy of Religion
June 14th – July 2nd, Mon, Wed, Thurs, 10am-12noon
July 12th – July 30th, Mon, Wed, Thurs, 7pm-9pm
Topics of study will include:
The existence of God, free will, and the problem of evil
History of Christian Thought
June 14th – July 2nd, Mon, Wed, Thurs, 7pm-9pm
July 12th – July 30th, Mon, Wed, Thurs, 10am-12noon
Authors we will read and study include:
Jerome, Augustine, Francis of Assisi, Thomas Aquinas,
Martin Luther, Jonathon Edwards, and Shane Claiborne
A small amount of reading will be expected in preparation for each class meeting.
Age Group: High school age students are the primary audience. Middle school age students may be accepted if the parents believe that their child displays a high level of intellectual maturity. People beyond the normal high school age are also welcome.
Wheaton College Buswell Library
$250 per person per course if $50 deposit received by May 1st
$300 per person per course if signed up after May 1st
$25/hour for one-on-one mentoring
To Sign Up:
Call or email the teacher at the contact information listed below.
A $50 non-refundable deposit per person per class is due by May 1st to secure $250 price (other $200 due at first class).
Sign-ups after May 1st are accepted, and a full $300 payment will be due at the first class.
One-on-one mentoring is also available at a rate of $25/hour. The curriculum can be the same as the regular classes or can be adjusted to fit the interests of the student. The length and frequency of the meetings can be whatever is desired or can be whatever is needed to accomplish the student’s goals.
Contact Information for Sign-up or Questions:
(541) 517-1811 (feel free to leave a message if I don’t answer)
125 W Union Ave
Wheaton, IL 60187
About the teacher:
My name is Brantly Millegan. My beautiful wife Krista and I were married last summer and are expecting our
first child at the end of May.
This May I will be graduating from Wheaton College with a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy.
I was a Teacher’s Assistant for three semesters in the Philosophy department. For two of those semesters I was a
Teacher’s Assistant for the longest standing full professor in the Philosophy department and current department chair. I was a Research Assistant for that same professor for one semester and aided him in editing and researching two books he was writing.
I have filled in for a Philosophy professor in his absence several times and taught college philosophy classes.
I also have a great deal of experience working with high school and middle school age students. I was a paid intern under the high school pastor of First Baptist Church of Eugene (Oregon) for two summers.