by Rob Lundberg “I cannot do apologetics.” “I don’t know how to get started!” I hear these things a lot from well-meaning Christians whenever the
(adopted from the Bangor Statement on Christian Apologetics and the Church) RECOGNIZING that many Americans today either disparage religious belief altogether or are confused about
by Rob Lundberg If you are looking for a good little primer in apologetics, let me recommend a short but very concise read from the
by Rob Lundberg Wrapping up this series on why apologetics is useful to the believer’s walk and ministry, the title of this post might raise
by Rob Lundberg I am sure the title of this post might stir a question like, “What do you mean apologetics helps our spiritual development?”
by Rob Lundberg What good is apologetics? If I were to tell you that apologetics has benefits for the believer what would you think? Some
Dr. Norman Geisler became probably the greatest influence to show me that there was more to apologetics than Ken Ham and the popular creation versus evolution debate.
Local Christian schools and high schools are not providing the equipping they need to insulate their students with solid reasons for the truth of the Christian faith. I will sometimes run into a student and ask them if I can survey them with three questions: Why are you a Christian and please do not use your testimony as the answer; why do you believe the Bible is true, and please do not tell that it says it is God’s Word; and is truth absolute or relative?
The answers that I get are nothing less than scary.
Whenever the word apologetics comes into a conversation, there are different connotations come to mind. One is “why do I have to apologize for what I believe.” Another thought comes to mind, in recent days, is about how we might defend the faith or respond to non-believers questions. In some situations we might be needing to apologize for HOW we present our case.
Prayer is a spiritual discipline that helps us, as followers of Jesus Christ, to practice the presence of God. It is a privilege for us to partake in the I/You (God) relationship that we have with our Lord. Prayer brings us to the place where we abandon our pride before a holy and loving God. Prayer is the place where we worship and have our hope lifted. It is a time to intercede for others, and make supplications. When we come to the Lord in prayer it is about aligning our will with God’s will, adopting humility, and claiming our dependence upon God.
When are we going to realize that something needs to change to bring the church out from out behind the eight ball of the culture? My objective for this post is to show that we need to bring in the handmaiden of evangelism, apologetics, into the church and into our evangelism. With our skeptical culture increasing, tracts will work in very limited contexts. We must engage people and be able to articulate our faith in an intelligent manner.
There are many people who have all kinds of different caricatures of God that are totally foreign to the real nature and essence of God. Not too long ago, at work, I had to clear the bushes and let a co-worker know that I don’t believe in the God that is a cosmic chess player, or one that is a cosmic grandfather who gives his children anything they want. Once this barrier was dropped, the second challenge for us as apologists rises to the surface.