Apologetics is a word that is often misunderstood, as if it means ‘apologising’ for one’s faith. The word, however, derives its meaning from the Greek apologia, meaning a ‘reasoned defence’. In the Bible, apologetics is synonymous with evangelism:
But in your hearts, set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer [apologia] to everyone who asks you for the reason for the hope that you have, but do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience.....1 Peter 3: 15-16
Today, the need for sound apologetics has arguably never been greater. Authors such as Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris continue to top the best seller lists and are already influencing a whole new generation of thinkers to reject God ‘out of hand’.
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Various Excerpts by:
Founder and President of RZIM
Ravi Zacharias (born 26 March 1946) is an Indian-born Canadian-American Christian apologist. A defender of Evangelical Protestantism, Zacharias is the author of numerous Christian books, including the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association's Gold Medallion Book Award winner "Can Man Live Without God?" in the category "theology and doctrine" and Christian bestsellers "Light in the Shadow of Jihad" and "The Grand Weaver". Zacharias is the founder and chairman of the board of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM) and host of the radio programs "Let My People Think" and "Just Thinking".
48 Lecture Series by:
Dr. Steve West, PhD
Lead Pastor at Crestwicke - Guelph Ontario
In this series of 48 lectures, Dr. Steve West helps to empower and equip the believer to more confidently defend their faith. Steve teaches as both a skilled apologist and tender-hearted pastor. He carefully and skillfully handles some of the tough emotional and intellectual issues confronting both the unbeliever and believer in our day.