New To Apologetics?

If you are new to apologetics this section will guide you along.  You will find an introduction to apologetics as well as special sections to help aid you in this enterprise.  You will discover along the way what we mean by the term apologetics, that it is biblical to engage in, as well as the importance of apologetics in the Christian life.  

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What Is Apologetics?

The term “apologetics” comes from the Greek word “apologia” meaning “to make a defense,” as in a court of law.  We should always have good reasons for what we believe and why we believe it.  In other areas of our life we always support this notion.  We never at our jobs, or at the bank, at the doctors office, etc. ever let anything get by without ample justification for its truth.  The heart of apologetics is a search for the truth, and consequently defending those claims against detractors.  We do this in all other areas of life…why do we exclude religious claims?

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Is It Biblical?

There are many verses in the biblical text which encourage and instruct us as Christians to have good reasons/justification for what we believe to be true, but the following is just one example of a verse that is explicit as it relates to us engaging apologetics

…but honor the Messiah as Lord in your hearts. Always be ready to give a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you….” (1 Peter 3:15)

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Faith and Reason: Friends? or Enemies?

Many people hold that faith is “blind” or we take a “leap of faith,” but when it comes to Christianity this couldn’t be further from the truth.  Christian truth claims are unique in that they are bound up with certain historical facts, so that if those facts are discovered to be false then so would Christianity.  However, the converse is also true.  If these historical facts can be shown to be true, then so would Christianity.  This roots and grounds Christianity in reality, meaning it is not simply a moral code or some philosophy of life.  Rather, it is a robust and complete view of the world.  Faithful Apologetics will help you dig deeper and better understand Christianity and its truth claims.

Love God With...All of Your Mind...

The Bible actually encourages us to use our minds for the Lord. Below you will find a short essay which includes textual support from the Bible as well as why doing so is a vital aspect of Christian living.                                                                                                        

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Facts and Faith

Below you will find a short essay dealing with an understanding of “faith” that while radically popular is deeply unbiblical and does not apply to Christianity. This leads to a new understanding of the role of evidences in the life of a believer.               

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Discipleship and Apologetics

The section below will feature an essay explaining the critical role that apologetics plays in the discipleship of a believer. Discipleship/learning is critical and foundational to practical Christianity and a natural outflow of that is evangelism, another foundational Christian discipline.

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