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.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Rebuilding from the Foundation Up

Over this past month I have praying and considering steps to take in order to make this ministry blog more effective. My conclusion is to go back to the foundations and start fresh.  Does this mean that I will be removing all the postings of the past and starting fresh that way?  No.

What I am looking to do is tie together this blog with what I do ministry wise and with Ratio Christi at Germanna Community College.  Over the past few months, the Lord has brought students across our path who have an interest in what Ratio Christi can do to help them stand firm in their faith.  With that said, I would also like to build a ministry in this area that will encourage Christians to engage this issues that are confronting the church.   

Call it if you will an "apologetics project" or a "tactical apologetics initiative" to bring apologetics into the churches by holding meetings once or twice a month in a venue and network with other ministries doing the same thing across the country.

So don't be surprised if you see articles or postings on similar subject matter in the past.  They will be enhanced and expanded upon to make them more direct and not the "shot across the bow" kind of tactic.

Please continue to pray for Ratio Christi at Germanna Community College and our efforts to bring exposure to those who have an interest in the defense of the faith.

 

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