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.
by Rob Lundberg If someone were to ask you “why” you are a Christian, would you resort to your personal testimony or could you give
by Rob Lundberg Why is it that whenever the discussion of apologetics and evangelism comes up, those of us engaging in those tasks come under
There is an old adage that people believe what they do. Some folks believe what they do, but have never taken into consideration as to whether those beliefs are true, and coherent with the world. As a former skeptic and one who has a love for the spiritual disciplines of loving God with the mind, I believe there some challenges that we have now, and will have to “nail down” as we see our culture evolve into more of a post truth culture, where people listen with their eyes and think with their feelings, in spite of the fact that objective truth exists.