Christian apologetics is not just for a select few. It is not an additional upgrade to Christianity. When Peter wrote to the church, he wrote to all Christians. First Peter 3:15 tells us that we are ALL called “to give a reason” for why we believe what we believe (1 Peter 3:15-17).
As a minister of the gospel, I believe that Christian apologetics is a part of loving God with our mind and that it has been a forgotten spiritual practice in the church today. Richard Land, the President of Southern Evangelical Seminary, stated not too long ago, that one cannot do evangelism, church ministry, church planting, preaching, and teach Sunday school without undertaking in the task of Christian apologetics. And I agree with that!
Let me ask you a question: If someone were to ask you WHY you are a Christian could you answer them without giving your personal testimony (HOW you got saved)? Could you give a reason for the hope you have without making your challenger think you were brainwashed?
This ministry will train and equip YOU in reaching this post-truth culture with the gospel, by undergirding evangelism with the task of apologetics. Our goal and desire is to equip you with the ability to articulate your Christian faith to the happy cultured pagan, challenging them to think upon and allow, with the conviction of the Holy Spirit, come to believe the truth of the gospel and trust Christ alone for their salvation.
We live in a post-truth culture where today’s generation takes preferences over propositional truth, and those folks base those preferences in materialism, narcissism, hedonism, relativism, and all kinds of skepticism. How are we to reach this culture with all the static in the way of seeing truth and Christ clearly?We call it conversational evangelism and apologetics. People have good questions, and sometimes those questions have underlying questions attached to their primary question that might hinder a direct answer. Ravi Zacharias has said, that “the questions have not changed, but rather it is how those questions are articulated and how our answers come across in the culture.”To follow up this with a summarizing thought from a talk from Michael Ramsden, “It is always wrong to give the right answer to the wrong question.” This is why we need a different method of communicating the life changing message of the unchanging gospel. We teach you how to do this: break down the questions to get the message of the gospel through.
In a world where the church is proclaiming with fervency that “Jesus is the answer, Jesus is the answer,” the culture’s response is something along the lines of, “if Jesus is the answer then what is the question?” America is now an “anti-Christian” culture embracing a post-truth mindset, with a smorgasbord of ideologies, and moral issues fastening themselves to this mindset which are challenging the Christian worldview.
If you check out our material and resources, I am thoroughly convinced that once you understand WHY Christianity is true, your testimony (HOW) will become more solidified, and you will be ready to share with anybody the credible answers to those questions objecting to the Christian faith.
I hope you will check out my webpage and the services I have to offer. I pray that you will receive encouragement, and possibly some answers, and resources. I would love to sit down with you or visit with you through the medium of Skype or Facebook Live or Google Hangouts and share with you the vision I have for equipping believers to stand firm when their faith comes under assault. It is my practice and my goal is to speak into life’s most curious questions and show you, whether you are a believer or a skeptic, why Christianity is true. And you are a believer, allow me to serve you and let’s get together and sharpen our iron to fulfill the Great Commandment and the Great Commission.
Giving ’em Heaven daily,