A Biblical Look at Apologetics


Not too long ago there was a running thread on my
Facebook wall about being dumbfounded about why Christians see apologetics as an unnecessary discipline in the Christian life and witness. That posting created what I call “blog fodder” which is now prompting me write this post after about a week of study, and research.  So what I would like to present here is a biblical understanding of apologetics from 1 Peter 3:15 and how it relates to contemporary evangelism.  Continue reading
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Are There Modern Day Apostles?

 

Not long ago I was talking with a friend about a local group, rooted in the new apostolic reformation, and was asked if for my thoughts on “modern day apostles.”[1] Now one has to clarify what the word “apostle” so that we understand the question. For example does the word, apostle mean a reference to the “office” going back to the New Testament period or does it mean just a practical application of one who is a messenger. Since the question pertained to the office like that of the New Testament Apostolic office this posting will address the question from this angle. Continue reading

Five Questions Every Worldview MUST Answer Coherently and Cohesively

You hear a lot about the subject of world views and you may have run across some posts here at The Real Issue on world views. But repetition is always a good teacher, particularly when it comes to matters of truth and ministry. 

 

There are a variety of definitions that are presented by different authors. When we look at the meaning of the worldview, my go to is James Sire’s definition where he says that a worldview is  a worldview is a commitment, a fundamental orientation of the heart, that can be expressed as a story or in a set of presuppositions (assumptions, that may be true, partially true, or false) which we hold (consciously or subconsciously) about the basic constitution of reality, and that provides that foundation on which we live and move and have our being“.[1]  

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