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.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Addressing the Deception of Religious Relativism

A half of a year has gone by since I addressed the subject of religious relativism. Back in April of this year, I addressed the question, "Are All Deities the Same? What's the Difference?" In that posting, I addressed the three major monotheistic religions and how they differed from the religions of the East (i.e., Hinduism and Buddhism). Then I took those three monotheistic religions and showed how they differed from one another.

The other night, at our Ratio Christi meeting, a question came up in our Q & A, which has resurrected my writing juices and created a path to address and do more writing on the subject. One of our students stated that her Western Civ professor was making statements like "all religions are essentially the same and say the same thing." 

I am sure this is a popular view in many people's minds. But I want to inform you, the reader, that this view is simply not true, and promotes a great ignorance about nature of the world religions. Sure we hear it not just from the professorial lectern, but also from the media and even government officials pontificating their views.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

"Everyone Has a Worldview. What's Yours?"

No matter who we are, we are all confronted with the questions of life that are relevant to origin, meaning, morality, and destiny. Here is a really good video from Impact360Institute.org, which is a worldview training ministry.

Does God exist? How Does Everything Begin? Who am I? Why I am Here? What happens after I die? Cabbages and puppies don't think about these things. . . but people do. What reflects us as being human beings is that we reflect, seek answers to the important questions of life. Everyone has a worldview. Do know how your worldview stands up? Check out the video and take the quiz at