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.

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Don't You Think It's Time . . . 
to Take the Blindfold OFF of "Blind Faith?"


“Christianity is a statement which, if false, is of no importance, and, if true, is of infinite importance. The one thing it cannot be is moderately important.”  – C.S. Lewis, God in the Dock
Is Christianity true? I mean really objectively true. Why or why not? Can you or your congregation answer that question? I would venture to guess that most people cannot. A lot of people believe many things, sometimes correct things, for no good reason.
It’s time to put a stop to this popular notion of “blind faith” and thinking with our emotions. God has not called us to that type of faith. He has called us to a reasoned faith, a trust in Christ based on good evidence. I can honestly say that I’m a Christian because I believe it’s objectively true, and I want to help other people be able to answer that question the same way.
Socrates said “The unexamined life isn’t worth living.” I would say the unexamined faith isn’t worth believing. That’s where apologetics, or defending the faith and knowing why we believe what we believe, come’s in. It’s time to show believers and unbelievers alike that Christianity is true and we have reason to believe it! Are you in?

We seek to make our presentations as personable and practical as possible so that your middle schooler can understand.  Would you consider allowing me to give an apologetics presentation to your congregation, youth group, small group, etc.? 
What’s the Big Deal?
  • As much as 75-80% of teens and young adults leave the church after graduating high school or leaving home.
  • The supposed incompatibility of faith and reason is taught as dogma in our secular colleges and universities
  • Only 9% of professing Christians have a biblical worldview
  • Protestant denominations are shrinking while non-Christian religions are on the rise
  • “Tolerance” and “Political Correctness” are drowning out the call to faith in Jesus alone
  • The majority of Christians base their faith in Jesus on emotion and personal testimony alone.
  • Then take into consideration that the sinful nature battles the temptations presented on the smorgasbord of relative truth and morals, combined being away from anyone with a lifeline to moral accountability.  Peers, professors, the sinful nature is a bad mix.
Thank you for your interest in this ministry. If I can be of assistance to you, please let me know.


                                                       What are People Saying?
“I wanted to call you a few weeks ago and thank you for what you taught me at Ratio Christi. (friend’s name excluded) and I are working with a youth group now and are now starting the apologetics lesson by Matt Chandler. Not sure if I would have understood the importance of apologetics without you. Thanks for all you do. – Kenzie G. former Ratio Christi GCC student now attending missions training.

“Rob Lundberg really brings home to me the correct attitude from which to approach apologetics!”-- Anonymous “What is Apologetics and Why is It Necessary?” workshop.

"I took a couple classes with "Professor Lundberg" at FBI&S, and what he teaches has helped me in my understanding ministering as a chaplain in a setting where there are others embracing a different religion. Thank you Rob! -- Artie C. former student and lay minister at Fredericksburg Bible Institute and Seminary 

What Rob teaches needs to be taught in the church! His approach has given me confidence to talk to anyone about my Christian faith!" --  Kellie M., former student at Fredericksburg Bible Institute and Seminary

“Rob gets “two thumbs up” in helping me understand world views and why my faith is true!” — C.S., an attendee at a “With So Many Worldviews, What is the Best Worldview?” presentation

“Rob doesn’t just tell us skeptics to believe something is true because he says it’s true. He really made me think about why the Bible is true which is something that I didn’t learn from the church Sunday school class before I became a skeptic.” — "Thomas"a skeptic from a local talk on “Is the Bible Trustworthy?”

"I appreciate Rob's candor and straight forward explanations on why he thinks Christianity is true. I have been an atheist and I appreciate how he does not condemn my unbelief but is willing to talk to me and talk down to me." -- "Glen" from a local atheist group after attending a local community historical / religious celebration.


Speaking Requests

Mailing address and telephone

Rob Lundberg
Attn:  Ministry Events
717 Olde Greenwich Circle
Fredericksburg, VA 22408-4034
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Personal email: roblundberg@me.com
Ratio Christi email to:  germanna@ratiochristi.org
By phone: 540.710.9089 or 540.424.2305



If you desire to schedule Rob for your church or group!

By Mail
To extend an invitation by mail, for Rob to give a presentation at your event, we ask that you send a letter by mail to:

Rob Lundberg, Attn: Ministry Events, 717 Olde Greenwich Circle, Fredericksburg, VA 22408, This should include the following:
  • Background information on the inviting organization
  • Event
  • Date(s) you have in mind
  • Target audience
  • Responsibilities for Rob
  • Goals you wish to see accomplished through this event