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.

Where Have We Spoken?

Rob has spoken at the following places:

Universities and Seminaries
Christopher Newport University
Fredericksburg Bible Institute and Seminary
Fulton Montgomery Community College, Amsterdam, NY
Mid America Baptist Theological Seminary, Northeast Branch
Hudson Valley Bible Institute, Rotterdam, NY
SUNY, Albany, NY
Union College, Schenectady, NY
Oklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee, OK



High Schools and Private Schools
Grace Preparatory Academy, Stafford, VA
Carmel Christian Academy, Ruther Glen, VA
New Heights Christian Academy Graduation 2010, Thornburg, VA
REACH Homeschool Graduation 2011, Spotsylvania, VA


Organizations
Capital District Youth for Christ, Schenectady, NY
InterVarsity Fellowship, Union College, Schenectady, NY
InterVarsity Fellowship, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY


Radio and Television Shows
"In the Arena" Radio Program with host, Matt Kinnaman
"Getting Together Live", Local Christian Television in Scotia, NY
"Live" with James Brunner Radio Program
"Stand on the Word" Radio Program with Pete Campbell
Hosted a 5 Minute Radio spot called "Just Thinking" in the Capital District of NY


Churches
Salem Baptist Church, Sparta, VA

Open Door Baptist Church, Culpeper, VA
New Heights Christian Church, Thornburg, VA
Disciples Harvest Covenant Ministries, Fredericksburg, VA
New City Fellowship of Fredericksburg, Fredericksburg, VA
Emmanuel Baptist Church, Cimislia District, Republic of Moldova
Casa de Rugaciune, Hirtop, Republic of Moldova
Spotswood Baptist Church, Fredericksburg, VA
Ramoth Baptist Church, Stafford, VA
Friendship Baptist Church, Spotsylvania, VA
Good News Baptist Church, Alexandria, VA
New Hope Baptist Bible Church, Colonial Beach, VA
Calvary Baptist Church, Bowling Green, VA
Carmel Baptist Church, Ruther Glen, VA
Salem Baptist Church, Sparta, VA
Cardinal Baptist Church, Ruther Glen, VA
Fellowship Bible Church, Lanesboro, MA
Freedom Road Bible Church, Pine Bush, NY
Open Arms Baptist Church, Rotterdam, NY
Family Bible Church, Rotterdam, NY
Grace Baptist Church, Whitehall, NY
First Baptist Church, Rome, NY
Trinity Baptist Church, Niskayuna, NY
Immanuel Baptist Church, Shawnee, OK
First Baptist Church, Purcell, OK


Rob has been a Break-out Session Speaker at the Following Conferences
Saratoga '92, Capital District Youth for Christ
Saratoga '93, Capital District Youth for Christ
Excel 1994, Capital District Youth for Christ
Caddo Baptist Association, Anadarko, OK (Interfaith Witness Seminar)
Baptist Campus Ministry at Cornell University, sponsored by Ithaca Baptist Church
Pastors' Conference, "Evangelism for Church Growth", Emmanuel Baptist Church, Cimislia, Republic of Moldova
Triad Apologetics Conference, Greensboro, NC, Sponsored by Shepherds Fellowship of Greensboro, NC
Pittsylvania Baptist Association Apologetics Workshop, Danville, VA, Sponsored by the Pittsylvania Baptist Association
The Answers 2010: Christian Apologetics Conference, Jackson Memorial Baptist Church, Chesapeake, VA



Q&A Meetings
Christopher Newport University, Cru Tough Questions Q & A, Newport News, VA
Carmel Christian Academy, Ruther Glen, VA (Open Forum Q&A)
Fulton Montgomery Community College, Amsterdam, NY (Open Forum Q&A)
Speaking and Preaching via Skype to Student Groups, Medical Colleges (Student and Faculty Q and A Forums), Pastors’ Conference, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India; September 2011 to November 2011

Media Interviews
WOCD, Channel 55, Scotia, NY
WRGB, Channel 6, Schenectady NY
Schenectady Gazette, Schenectady, NY

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