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.

About Rob Lundberg


Rob serves as a Chapter Director and Community Apologist with Ratio Christi, and is the Director of the Real Issue Apologetics Ministry. 

He was educated at Oklahoma Baptist University (BA in Religious Studies),  Mid America Baptist Theological Seminary (Theology) and Biola University (Cert. in Christian Apologetics) and he later went on to teach at Mid America Baptist Theological Seminary teaching World Religions, the Hudson Valley Bible Institute teaching Christian apologetics and Cult evangelism. Upon moving the Virginia and pastoring a church, he began writing and teaching four courses in the discipline of Christian apologetics for the Fredericksburg Bible Institute and Seminary.  

His view of the world does not just target the local college campuses, coffee shops and venues, but he also has a global focus having  participated in mission work in the Republic of Moldova and conducting Skype meetings for groups and fellowships in India. 

Rob understands today’s issues from a worldview perspective, knowing how to communicate on various levels the truth claims of the Christian faith.  Whether it is being his normal "down to earth self," or discussing the rigorous issues for why the Christian faith is true, he knows what it means to incorporate Christian apologetics as a spiritual discipline that undergirds the ministry of evangelism into daily living.  His target is always the gospel. 

Rob  is ready to help your church, your ministry, your organization step up to meet the new and rapidly growing challenges faced by Christians in North America and the Western world.  He is available to speak to your church, or participate in or hold conferences, break out sessions, training events and other venues. 

To schedule him in your church or to speak to your organization, contact him by sending an email or calling 540.424.2305. Rob is married to Kathy and they have a daughter Christine.  They currently reside in the Spotsylvania County Virginia area.


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