Why Does Opposition to Apologetics Come From Mostly Within the Church?

Introduction NOTE: Although this post was first written last June, I have updated some of my reasons as to “Why Does Opposition to Apologetics Come From Mostly Within the Church?” Apologetics is a branch of Christian theology that helps give reasons for the truthfulness of the Christian faith/worldview. The word “apologia” means “to give reasons, make … Continue reading Why Does Opposition to Apologetics Come From Mostly Within the Church?

Why Does Opposition to Apologetics Come From Mostly Within the Church?

Introduction Apologetics is a branch of Christian theology that helps give reasons for the truthfulness of the Christian faith/worldview. The word “Apologia” means “to give reasons, make a legal defense” (Acts 26:2; 2 Tim. 4:16; 1 Pet 3:15). The apostles approach to spreading the message of the Gospel is characterized by such terms as “apologeomai/apologia” … Continue reading Why Does Opposition to Apologetics Come From Mostly Within the Church?

Responding to “Who exactly is the Jewish Moshiach (Messiah), and why is he so critical to the Jewish people?”

Most recently on the JewsNews website, there is an article called Who exactly is the Jewish Moshiach (Messiah), and why is he so critical to the Jewish people?. Anyone who has talked to people from groups like this one or from groups like Jews for Judaism/anti-missionary groups will generally encounter thee kinds of objections that are … Continue reading Responding to “Who exactly is the Jewish Moshiach (Messiah), and why is he so critical to the Jewish people?”

Handling An Objection: “But Apologetics Doesn’t Convert Anyone!”

In the past, I have already mentioned some of the obstacles getting apologetics in the local congregation.  One thing that comes up quite frequently is that we need to simply give people the Gospel. After all, the Gospel is what brings someone into a relationship with God. First, let me say the following: Several years … Continue reading Handling An Objection: “But Apologetics Doesn’t Convert Anyone!”

A Look at Men and Why They Aren’t Attracted to the Local Church

This is an interesting article called Baptizing “Masculinity”: The Real Reason Men are Leaving the Church In it, the author says: “It makes sense that treating people — both men and women — seriously on an intellectual level is a better way to get them to return week after week than to “bribe” them with steaks and … Continue reading A Look at Men and Why They Aren’t Attracted to the Local Church

Dealing the Problem “Why Aren’t More Intellectuals Believers?”

I happened to come across this article today. It is from Relevant Magazine and it is called “Why Aren’t More Intellectuals Believers?” The bad news about the article is that they are wrong about atheists having higher IQ’s. The good news about the article is that he is spot on about the unwillingness to deal with … Continue reading Dealing the Problem “Why Aren’t More Intellectuals Believers?”

Responding to “Who exactly is the Jewish Moshiach (Messiah), and why is he so critical to the Jewish people?”

Most recently on the JewsNews website, there is article called Who exactly is the Jewish Moshiach (Messiah), and why is he so critical to the Jewish people?. Anyone who has talked to people from groups like this one or from groups like Jews for Judaism/anti-missionary groups will generally encounter thee kinds of objections that are mentioned … Continue reading Responding to “Who exactly is the Jewish Moshiach (Messiah), and why is he so critical to the Jewish people?”

James Warner Wallace on The Reason Why Few Christians Are Willing to Be Christian Case Makers

Here is another excellent post by my friend  James Warner Wallace  called  The Reason Why Few Christians Are Willing to Be Christian Case Makers. Note that in the post, Wallace says: Christian case making is similarly demanding. It’s easy to call yourself a Christian, and, in fact, our salvation is independent of any work we … Continue reading James Warner Wallace on The Reason Why Few Christians Are Willing to Be Christian Case Makers