Tag Archive: Apologetics

Nov 16

Greg Hall – Ready to Give an Answer

Sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence (1 Peter 3:15). When I was a graduate student at the University of Pittsburgh, I attended classes with a number …

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Sep 06

Michael Boling – Why Apologetics is Applicable to all of Life and a Calling for all Believers

1 Peter 3:15 – “But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect” Apologetics is a term that unfortunately seems to be equated as something …

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Oct 01

Simon Turpin – Where Does Religion Come From?

Encountering World Religions: Acts 17:16–34 If we want to share the gospel with those of other religions, it is important to know what the Bible says about this. Paul’s speech to the Areopagus in Acts 17:16–34 is the classic text for sharing the gospel with those from different religious backgrounds. In order to engage with …

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Aug 10

Casey Lewis – Apologetics: A Reasonable Defense

Ask most church goers what it means to do apologetics and you will most likely be met with blank stares, an explanation about how we are to apologize to others, or tales of boredom as they tried sitting through a lecture or trudging through a book full of philosophical arguments. While the study of apologetics …

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Jul 14

Mitch Stokes – 10 Things You Should Know about Apologetics

1. Apologetics is as much for believers as it is for unbelievers. Let’s roughly define apologetics as the use of arguments to remove doubt or unbelief (I’ll qualify this in the next point). The point here is that unbelief often comes from our own hearts and minds, despite the fact that we’re Christians. For my …

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Jul 11

John Piper – 1 Peter 3:15–16: Should We Want to Shame Unbelievers?

When the world mocks and despises us for our faith, we often want to lash back. God has a better way of shaming those who abuse his followers. In this lab, John Piper discusses whether the Christian has a role to play in shaming the unbeliever. Please follow and like us:

Jun 17

Nathan Busenitz – Speaking the Truth in Love

We live in a world where people love to talk. Studies suggest that the average American adult speaks approximately 16,000 words per day. Multiply that by a lifespan of 70 years, for a total of nearly 409 million words, and suddenly Christ’s warning in Matthew 12:36 takes on new significance: “I tell you that every …

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Jun 12

Calvin Smith – Fishing with Compromised Nets

While walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon (who is called Peter) and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Immediately they left their nets and followed him. And going …

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May 23

Michael Boling – Is It Wrong to Have an Opinion?

“I have my own opinions about things in the Bible.” This was a statement my daughter noted to me in a recent chat. At first this took me a bit by surprise. What did she mean by having her own opinion? Doesn’t she believe what the Bible says is true? Or is she perhaps merely …

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Mar 30

Scott Oliphant – Persuasion: Beyond the “Burp Effect”

I am not at all sure exactly when or why the topic of persuasion began to preoccupy my thoughts. I am sure that there must be a number of influences in my past that, cumulatively though somewhat subconsciously, were catalysts in my own thinking. The one event that I do remember was an illustration that …

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