Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Advice for Future Apologists

In 1 Peter 3:15, Christians are commanded: "In your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect." From the Greek word for "give an answer" comes the word "apologetics."

Christians are commanded to be apologists. But how do we go about this? In this video, seven experienced Christian apologists (Douglas Groothuis, Gary Habermas, Craig Hazen, Mike Licona, Nabeel Qureshi, Mary Jo Sharp, and Frank Turek) share their thoughts.


Keith said...

Where is David Wood? Was he holding the camera?

Jokes aside, a few of them mentioned how to listen to people and not immediately put someone on the defensive. I am reminded of the book How To Win Friends & Influence People by the legendary Dale Carnegie.

ignatius said...

Great advice! Nabeel's statement at the end to be reliant on the Holy Spirit was one of the most important imo. Thanks for posting this.

Unknown said...

thankyou for sharing great advice for all of us .

Unknown said...

Holy New Year, may God Jesus & the Holy Spirit, bless you all brothers & sisters in the Lord.
I have a question about the quran that was found in Birmingham England.
Apparently it was found in 1920, and has recently been carbon dated which puts doubt on Mohamad "revelations"& the Uthman destroying all "copies" of the quran - It makes the cave story real dodgy to my way of thinking.
Thank you for your help.