Simpson University for Seniors Accepting Students for April Classes

REDDING, Calif.—Simpson University for Seniors is offering two courses in April for adults of any age.

The non-credit, no-homework classes, which begin April 1, are taught on Simpson’s campus by university professors and professionals in their field of expertise. Classes meet from 10:20 to 11:20 a.m. and 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

The following courses are being offered:

10:20-11:20 a.m. – Christian Apologetics—Exercising Faith in a Doubting World. Apologetics is the branch of theology and philosophy that focuses on giving a reasoned defense for our Christian faith.  This class is an introductory but serious course focused on the major issues and approaches to Christian apologetics.  Topics include the nature and scope of apologetics, apologetics in the New Testament, evidentialist approaches, philosophical approaches, reformed apologetics, the challenge of scientific materialism, apologetics in a post-modern context, the problem of evil, and apologetics in everyday life. Presenter: Brian Larsen

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Writing Engaging Memoirs. Life experiences make each individual unique, meaningful and noteworthy.  Utilizing effective techniques, this class emphasizes these experiences by making the writing of memoirs fun, thoughtful and engaging. Presenter: Gera Unmack

Two courses are offered each month through April. The cost is $95 per person, per course, or $145 for couples registering for the same course. Register online with a credit card at

For more information, call Caitlin Griffin at (530) 226-4978.


Simpson University, founded in 1921, moved to Redding almost 30 years ago and will celebrate its centennial in 2021. In addition to offering 25 majors in its traditional undergraduate program, the university has graduated almost 4,000 North State adults from its ASPIRE degree-completion program, and nearly 3,000 from its School of Education. It has a highly ranked School of Nursing, a seminary, and master’s programs in counseling psychology and organizational leadership.

Simpson is launching new athletics programs in track and field, swimming and diving, and men’s volleyball, as well as a bass fishing team. The university is also working to better serve transfer students from community colleges through its commitment to Associate Degree for Transfer agreements.

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