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  • Apologetics

    Contributed by Michael Grant on Oct 7, 2016
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    A Study in Christian Apologetics

    Apologetics? An Outline What is Christian apologetics? First what it is not!  It is not the art of learning how to apologize for your faith! It is not arguing over how many angels can dance on the head of a pin. The English word, “apologetics,” comes from the Greek word, apologia, ...read more

  • Lessons In Apologetics #6: Pantheism

    Contributed by Frederick Meekins on Mar 3, 2011
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    As a worldview, Pantheism has plagued the religious thought of both the East and West from ancient times on up through our contemporary day.

    If Deism is the belief that God is so transcendent from the cosmos He created that He no longer participates directly in it, Pantheism must be the worldview at the other end of the continuum believing that a higher power exists as Pantheism holds that God is so immanent with the universe that God ...read more

  • Lessons In Apologetics #8: Atheism

    Contributed by Frederick Meekins on Aug 18, 2011
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    Lessons In Apologetics #8: Atheism

    If the Christian has no assurance that God will triumph from the way the world appears to be going, one would be better off hedging one’s bets by siding with the Devil or sitting the whole thing out all together. There are those that attempt to do just that. Atheism is the worldview ...read more

  • Lessons In Apologetics #7: Panentheism

    Contributed by Frederick Meekins on Jun 22, 2011
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    Lessons In Apologetics #7: Panentheism

    The next worldview examined by Geisler in "Christian Apologetics" is Panentheism. Whereas Deism postulated a God detached from His creation for the sake of transcendence and Pantheism claims that God and the world are coterminous for the sake of immanence, Panentheism attempts to conceptualize a ...read more

  • The Rise And Revelvancy Of Christian Apologetics

    Contributed by Alex Mcfarland on Jun 28, 2006
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    “We already know that we’re not supposed to take drugs, have sex, or drop out of school. Sometimes adults think we’re just a bunch of goofballs, only interested in pizza and concerts. But kids in our youth group really do want to learn all about Chris

    The September morning air felt cold as I walked from my car toward the flagpole. Across the school property in front of me, I was encouraged by the large gathering of students that I could see in front of the building. “Wow… a pretty impressive group at this hour,” I thought as I glanced at my ...read more

  • The Purpose & Scope Of Apologetics

    Contributed by Frederick Meekins on Dec 7, 2015
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    The Purpose & Scope Of Apologetics

    Apologetics exists as a field of Christian study to aide the believer in understanding his beliefs, why critics refuse to ascent to these eternal truths, and how these beliefs apply to broader intellectual concerns. Upon hearing of these applications of the discipline, those unfamiliar with such ...read more

  • Lesson 48: Preach Apologetics Series

    Contributed by I. G. Spong on May 7, 2018
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    Basic elements of preaching to defend the Christian faith

    Lesson Goal Introduce some basic elements of preaching apologetically. Lesson Intro In Philippians 1:7, 17 Paul defended the Christian faith. Defending the Christian faith has a long history. Those who have a particular gift in this area have served the church well throughout Christian ...read more

  • Lessons In Apologetics #5: Deism

    Contributed by Frederick Meekins on Oct 26, 2010
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    Lessons In Apologetics #5: Deism

  • Lessons In Apologetics #9: Theism

    Contributed by Frederick Meekins on Nov 9, 2011
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    Lessons In Apologetics #9: Theism

  • Lessons In Apologetics #3: Experientialism & Evidentialism

    Contributed by Frederick Meekins on Aug 2, 2010
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    Lessons In Apologetics #3: Experientialism & Evidentialism

    The next methodology is experientialism. Though fideism strives to make faith alone the justification for religious knowledge or belief, Geisler observes that this faith is ultimately justified in terms of an experience had by the individual (65). To the experientialist, God or the Ultimate is ...read more

  • Lessons In Apologetics #2: Rationalism & Fideism

    Contributed by Frederick Meekins on Jul 8, 2010
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    Lessons In Apologetics #2: Rationalism & Fideism

    The next epistemological methodology is rationalism. Of rationalism, Geisler writes, "Rationalism is characterized by its stress on the innate a priori ability of human reason to know truth. Basically, rationalists hold that what is knowable or demonstrable by human reason is true (29)." To the ...read more

  • Lessons In Apologetics #4: Pragmaticism & Combinationalism

    Contributed by Frederick Meekins on Aug 27, 2010
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    Lessons In Apologetics #4: Pragmaticism & Combinationalism

    The next theory of truth and religious knowledge is pragmatism. Developed initially by Charles Sander Pierce and expanded by William James, pragmatism is the theory that truth is not determined by what one thinks, feels, or discovers but rather by what works. Christians may instinctively recoil ...read more

  • Unity: The 21st Century Apologetic

    Contributed by Dan Brown on Dec 4, 2006
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    The unity of the body of Christ should draw the world to Christ.

    Sermon-8/19/01-Col. 2-Unity: the 21st century apologetic Key Idea: The Unity of the body of Christ should draw the world to Christ. Hook: Told from time we’re children-Christ comes into your heart-true, but can make Him seem small, fit in here need to also emphasize what else happens at ...read more

  • Lessons In Apologetics #10: Naturalism & The Supernatural

    Contributed by Frederick Meekins on Oct 14, 2013
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    Lessons In Apologetics #10: Naturalism & The Supernatural

    In the third section of his book, Geisler examines the matter of distinctively Christian apologetics more closely. In a technologically advanced age, many of the attacks against the faith center around doubts as to the extent to which God can intervene in the world and to what degree can we trust ...read more

  • Lessons In Apologetics, Part 1: Introduction & Agnosticism Series

    Contributed by Frederick Meekins on Jun 22, 2010
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    Introduction & Agnosticism

    For anyone pursuing a degree in Apologetics that was given a dollar for every time they were asked "What is that, learning how to say you are sorry" upon answering the question of what it is that they study so many times, many would have financed a considerable portion of their academic pursuits. ...read more