Bulletin Banner

Return to the HOME page!


We offer two different courses — the Basic Course is written at a 4.8 grade reading level and the Intermediate Course at a college freshman reading level. Both courses are written by John N. Clayton, a former atheist. He came to believe in the Bible as God's Word through his attempts to show it scientifically incorrect. Mr. Clayton was a public school teacher of physics and the earth sciences, retiring after 41 years of teaching.  He is a graduate of Indiana University (B.S., M.S.) and the University of Notre Dame (M.S.). The objectives of these courses are (1) to provide a foundation that will refute atheism and deal with challenges to faith; (2) to provide up-to-date, logical, factual data so that students can answer questions that tend to disturb them in trying to deal with their friends and the world in which they live; and (3) to provide teachers with a wide-range, accurate, open-ended method of teaching this area of great concern. The Basic Course is only available by mail. The Intermediate Course is available by mail as well as online as mentioned below. For lesson titles of the Basic Course, please go to our Catalog page on the courses. To take either of these courses by mail, please write us at 1555 Echo Valley Dr., Niles, MI 49120, or e-mail us at jncdge@aol.com. To take the Intermediate Course online, just follow the instructions below.

The following is a listing of the lessons and related materials for the online version of the Intermediate Course offered by the Does God Exist? organization. This course was placed online in order to facilitate a wider and easier access to the course. Here is how it works: Each of thirteen lessons is listed below. Starting with lesson 1, read the required materials (all materials are provided online) and then answer the question sheet provided with each lesson. The easiest way to do this is copy and paste the questions to a word processing program (Word, WordPerfect, Notepad, etc.). Once you finish answering the questions, e-mail the questions/answers to John N. Clayton as a text e-mail, NOT as an attachment or HTML format. We will not accept any email containing attachments. Leave spaces between each question and answer.  The answers will be graded and commented on and returned to you. Then you may proceed to the next lesson.

This course is a revision of the original intermediate course that was placed online by Darrick Dean with the permission of the Does God Exist? organization. All course materials © John N. Clayton. Report any technical mistakes or errors with the pages to marcusen@michiana.org.

Does God Exist? Intermediate Online Christian Evidences Course

1. The Cosmos:  A Proof of God's Existence 11. Morality and God's Plan for Man's Needs
2. The Source:  Design or Chance? 12. The Logic of the Church
3. What Is God? 13. What About Me?
4. Which God Are We Talking About? Supplemental Materials
5. What is Man? Why I Left Atheism
6. Why Did God Create Man and Why Do We Suffer? The Problem of Human Suffering
7. How Did God Create Man? A Help in Understanding What God Is
8. When Did God Create Man? Who Created God?
9. The History of the Earth Appendix A (in PDF format)
10. The History of Man Appendix B (in PDF format)