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, May 18, 2014

Do Things in Life Really Matter or Not?*

With my attention being drawn to the recent events of my full time job, it has created a few weeks lapse of writing. But these weeks  have not without a handful of conversations with some of my new co-workers.  This posting is with reference to one of those worldview conversations over these last couple of weeks.

One of my co-workers is from a different culture, but is neither an embracer of that culture's religious dressing nor the religion of the matriarch in his family. In fact, this individual claims that he embraces no religion at all, but holds to the philosophy that things in life "don't matter."  "It doesn't matter" is the phrase he runs to, when it comes to claims on truth, morals, or ethical issues.