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.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Wanted! Students for Ratio Christi Chapters at UMW or Germanna Community College

We are still hopeful of a Ratio Christi Chapter start at the University of Mary Washington.  At the same time over the last couple of months, the Lord has directed us to several Christian students and families who are at Germanna Community College.
This morning, I had a good conversation with my potential faculty advisor at UMW, who provided some insights for finding out what we are able to do and not able to do when it comes to approaching students.  UMW appears to have this diversity/tolerance policy in not approaching students despite is being a public university.
That being said. . . 
Are you a college student who feels overwhelmed by the attacks and criticisms leveled against the Christian faith? Do you have your own doubts about the reliability of the Bible or the truth of the Christian message? There are answers.
Contact Rob to learn more about Ratio Christi, a global movement that equips Christians at universities to defend their faith.
Email: umw@ratiochristi.org or call 540.424.2305

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