What is Apologetics?

Apologetics may be simply defined as the defense of the Christian faith. The word “apologetics” derives from the Greek word apologia, which was originally used as a speech of defense or an answer given in reply. In ancient Athens it referred to a defense made in the courtroom as part of the normal judicial procedure. After the accusation, the defendant was allowed to refute the charges with a defense or reply (apologia). The word appears 17 times in noun or verb form in the New Testament, and both the noun (apologia) and verb form (apologeomai) can be translated “defense” or “vindication” in every case.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Women Need to Engage in Apologetics Too - Check out this video!

Understanding why one believes the Christian faith knows no language barriers, no educational barriers and no gender barriers.   One of the ministries on the cutting edge for women being involved in the task of Christian apologetics is the International Society of Women in Apologetics (ISWA).

ISWA is about encouraging women to be defenders of the faith and be about equipping their children and encouraging women to become involved in entering the field of Christian apologetics.  There are women   Check out this interview with Jeremiah Johnson.  

Interview with Sarah Ankenman from Christian Thinkers Society on Vimeo.

Can women do apologetics?  Yes.   Women can also connect with great resources like Sarah Ankenman, Mary Jo Sharp, Letitia Wong, Marcia Montenegro and others for ideas and equipping their children and others in defending their faith and the faith of others.   Apologetics is done all over the world.  Each apologist is an ambassador and even a missionary to the post Christian culture.  Check out the resources that are out there, and check out ISWA's website.

Stand4Truth.Net Apologetics Ministries endorses ISWA, Confident Christianity and those ministries led by strong women to equip believers in engaging the culture with the truth claims of the Christian faith.

Other ministries Stand4Truth.Net would like to recommend are as follows:

Confident Christianity ~ Mary Jo Sharp
Christian Answers for the New Age ~ Marcia Montenegro
Talitha Koumi Blog ~ Letitia Wong
Center for Women of Faith in Culture ~ Sarah Flashing
Tricia Talks Truth Apologetics Ministry ~ Tricia Scribner
Lighting the Way International ~ Dwayna Litz

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