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Getting Started With Christian Apologetics

April 23, 2013 0 Comments

ChristianityWhen I first heard the words “Christian Apologetics,” I thought, “why should I be apologizing for Christianity?” This is a common mistake people make when they first encounter this topic. But, in fact, Christian Apologetics means defending Christianity. Or as, Jonathan Morrow puts it in Think Christianly, “learning what Christians believe and why they believe it, and then being able to tell other about it.”

Did you know that Christians are required to study Apologetics? Peter told us, “In your hearts revere the Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who ask you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.” 1 Peter 3:15.

As a lawyer, I fell in love with this discipline, and five sites have provided me with a good foundation.

  1. Reasonable Faith – William Lane Craig is the founder of Reasonable Faith, and he is a brilliant Christian philosopher. In addition to his website, I love listening to his Podcast and watching his Youtube Channel videos where he debates atheists and non-Christians. Dr. Craig also has a Christian Theology podcast, Defenders, that is amazing.
  2. Lee Strobel – Lee Strobel is an author who has written many book on apologetics. His The Case for Christ was the first book on apologetics that I read. And, in my Sunday School Class, I spent an entire year teaching from it.
  3. Always Be Ready – Always Be Ready will help you to always be ready to provide evidence for God, evidence for the Bible, evidence for Jesus, and answers for skeptics. This is a great resource.
  4. White Horse Inn – While the White Horse Inn covers more than apologetics, it is a must read site for any Christian Apologetics enthusiasts. The White Horse Inn was started by Michael Horton, a distinguished theologian and author. Despite being a Calvinist, I love hearing Horton’s thoughts on Christianity.
  5. Stand to Reason – The mission of Stand to Reason is to equip Christians to be ambassadors for the faith. Greg Koukl started Stand to Reason in 1993, and it has been an invaluable apologetics resource since that time.

What are some of your favorite resources for Christian Apologetics?

 

 

 

 

 

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