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, October 26, 2015

Is Biblical Christianity Compatible with Socialism?

I usually don't mettle on political issues unless there is something that has to do with impacting the Christian church. The last time I did something relevant to politics and culture was at the beginning of the second term of the current President's administration.

This upcoming election season has sparked a question, that raises another question. This question has  been raised over the last few decades in various circles. The question is, "Is Christianity compatible with socialism?" or "Are socialism and Christianity similar in their outworkings?

This is a worldview question. We have seen the decisions that have been made that are in direct conflict with the biblical worldview.  Since every political candidate has a worldview, I want to address this issue from a worldview perspective. What I hope to defend in this posting is that socialism, as a political economic theory, is contra-biblical. In other words, it is in total contradiction to the biblical worldview.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Ministry Update Concerning the Last Two Months

Being up in the wee hours of the morning, I had been doing some reflecting and evaluating where things have been for the last couple of months.  It is hard to imagine that I have not posted a blog over the last couple of months! But it is true.

Where have we been, and where are we now?  Well these last couple of months I have been working on getting my blood pressure DOWN while maintaining our work with Ratio Christi, all the while working my full-time job in car sales (as if that might not be one of the main  contributors for stress).

So in this post, I want to catch you up on what has been happening and give you a rundown on what  the Lord has been doing with us at The Real Issue.