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.

Hosting a Workshop

Would you, your church or group like to host an apologetics workshop?


Here Are 3 EASY STEPS:  

STEP 1:  
Choose a format:

One-day workshop
Two-day workshop (typically Saturday – Sunday)
Three-day workshop (typically Friday – Sunday)

STEP 2: 
Pick a date:

Click here to ask about available dates.

Contact Rob Lundberg to confirm your workshop date(s).


STEP 3: 
Select your topics:

Choose from the list below, or suggest a topic relevant to your church.

GENERAL

What is Christian apologetics?
        •      What does it mean to have a biblical "faith"?
        •      Lessons learned in communicating and sharing with the "new (pop) atheist"
        •      Why are they walking away?  Understanding the youth exodus.
        •      Is truth knowable and absolute or Is it absolutely relative?
        •      Understanding 1 Peter 3:15-17
How do I know the Bible is true?
Why I cannot be an atheist and why we can be sure God exists.
Did Jesus really rise from the Dead?
What You Will Hear Your First Year of College
How Did We Get the Gospels?
Why is the Christian Worldview True?
What’s wrong with the prosperity gospel?
Do All Paths Lead to the Same God?
        •      The Problem of Evil and Suffering
        •      What about those who have never heard of Jesus?
        •      What are the practical implications of an atheistic worldview?
        •      Did Jesus really go to Hell before He rose from the dead?

WORLD RELIGIONS AND CULTS

How can 4.5 billion people be wrong? An introduction to world religions and cults
Another Jesus, a different spirit, a different gospel:  Common threads in world religions and    
                cults (2 Cor. 11:3-4)
•        Islam and Christianity
Allah vs. Yahweh: Do Muslims and Christians worship the same God?
Buddhism and Christianity
•        Hinduism and Christianity
Judaism and Christianity
       • An overview and understanding of Roman Catholicism
What is a Cult?
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) and Christianity
The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society (Jehovah’s Witnesses) and Christianity
Sharing your faith with people who don’t share your faith


PROMOTE BY TELLING YOUR CHURCH

Promote the workshop from the pulpit, through your Sunday school classes and small groups, in your bulletins and newsletters, and on your website.

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