Where does truth come from and is it knowable? That question seems to be harder and harder to grasp for many people today, who rely on just the senses for determining their reality of truth. But the senses of sight, smell, hearing, taste and touch come far short of knowing real truth, only to leave one swimming in the pool of relativism. Continue Reading »
Every so often I find myself frustrated, wondering how long it will take Christians to get the idea that our culture is changing right before our eyes and that we need to update how we share with our ever increasing skeptical culture the gospel of Christ. Please understand I am not advocating changing the unchanging message. Some of you who follow me on Facebook may have seen this from some of our postings on the need for apologetics in evangelism and why it is necessary for the church to incorporate it into the ministry of the church today. Continue Reading »
Over the last few months, I have had conversations with co-workers who have engaging questions about life and spirituality. Some have held foreign worldviews, like Wicca, and others have a nominal understanding of Christianity. So no matter whether one challenges me with the question of “How do you like your blind faith?” or another asks “When you say God, what do you mean?” the question is still the same. That question is what kind of God exists?
Whenever one hears the word, “apologetics,” there are all kinds of questions that come to mind. “What am I apologizing for being a Christian for?” “Do you really think You can argue someone into Heaven!” Or someone says, “It’s not biblical” (I like that one for sure).
However our culture is becoming more and more hostile. Believers are finding themselves engaged in conversations with co-workers who are skeptical, and have very little information to articulate other than the Bible says.
Folks, I believe the Bible is the Word of God, but the skeptic does not. And one thing that I have been thinking about lately as our pastor has been preaching through Acts is this: Those who lived within the timeframe of the Early church had the events of the crucifixion, resurrection and ascension, the letters of the apostles right there in their immediate past. Today, it is a different story. Continue Reading »
If someone were to ask you, what is apologetics, and in particular, Christian apologetics, would you know how to answer them? Would you first think of it as being explaining why you’re sorry and have to apologize for something? Or is it something else?
Why is apologetics important?
Many pastors might think that apologetics is not for everyone. The word alone is hard. They might believe that apologetics is simply for academics and that people in the pew either wouldn’t care, or have no need for such things. I believe that people in the pew cannot do without apologetics and that every pastor should teach his congregation apologetics because of these two benefits.
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