Apologetics Tools

Apologetics Tools

How do we tool up and set our minds to the task of Apologetic Ministry?

“We can’t avoid reasoning; we can only avoid doing it well.”
― Peter Kreeft, Pocket Handbook of Christian Apologetics

“An army cannot be expected to wage a successful battle if its soldiers are unfamiliar with the various weapons they have at their disposal for dealing with the enemy. Likewise a builder cannot construct or repair a house if he does not know what kinds of carpenter and plumbing tools are available to him and how to use them. In the same way, Christians who want to defend the faith should prepare for answering the criticisms of unbelievers by familiarizing themselves with the “tools” of reasoning and argumentation that can be enlisted in apologetics.” – Dr. Greg Bahnsen [read article]

Introductory Articles:

“Apologetics Definition” a simple definition of the word

“Introduction to Christian Apologetics” by Charlie Campbell

“Can We Trust the Bible?” by Charlie Campbell (more on this topic here)

“Evidence for the Existence of God” by Charlie Campbell (more on this topic here)

“Six Enemies of Apologetic Engagement” by Douglas Groothius

The Importance of Teaching Apologetics to Our Youth by Dr. Randy Douglass

See also . . .

Master List of Apologetics resources
Why Defend Christianity? – C. David Ragland, Jr.
How to do Apologetics, an Outline – Ryan Turner
The Tools Of Integrated-Apologetics: An Introduction – Dr. Johnson C. Philip & Dr. Saneesh Cherian
Reasonable Faith Tools – Free Resources
ApologeticsIndex.org – The Apologetics Index ‘family of web sites’ provides 47,830+ pages of research resources on religious cults, sects, new religious movements, and alternative religions.

A few of our favorite Apologetics sites:

gsiThis section provided answers to Frequently Asked Questions about God, about Science, and about Christianity. Note: This is the site of my friend John M. Kinson

Ap315logoEric Hernandez Ministries

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Eric Hernandez with Dr. William Lane Craig

Examples of Eric’s great articles!

Is the Mind Created by the Brain? (Like H20 and Wetness) #27
Salvation,Predestination, Calvinism and Molinism (Question #26)
How Can We Be Sure That Christianity is the Right Religion? Question #21

Must-Visit Pages

A word about demeanor . . .

Ephesians 4:15 says, “But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:”

1 Peter 3:15 says, “But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:”

I’ve quoted these verses many times since my conversion to Christianity. However, my behavior has often missed the mark in that it didn’t demonstrate a true understanding of what they’re saying. – C. David Ragland, Jr. [read article]

See also . . .

The Golden Rule Apologetic – Bob Passantino
Apologetics Requires Compassion – Mark Beuving

Doeth thy homework . . . read the right stuff . . .

1.) Reasonable Theology’s ten most recommended Apologetics books include titles from Ravi Zacharias, Lee Strobel, Greg Koukl, Norman Geisler and other top apologists.
2.) Baker Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics (Baker Reference Library)
3.) Christian Apologetics Paperback – March 1, 1988 by Norman L. Geisler
4.) Study Resource Hub at Tektonics.org < — This is a must see!

 

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