Archive for December, 2013

Welcome to the first topic of what I hope will be a series of articles on what I call “Practical Apologetics.”  This series is not intended to be any sort of a scholarly work.  It’s goal is to be a source of practical application for the layman in simple articles that can be easily digested.  To prepare against the hit pieces making their way through the various documentary channels (especially since it’s Christmas season as I write) , this first article addresses a favorite attack made against Christians; the reliability of the Bible.  (more…)

I have written in the past about the dangers of abandoning apologetics in the Church (see: Apologetics: Never Having to Say You’re Sorry). In that article I had taken issue with the number of believers who rely on a blind faith rather than being able to “give an account for the hope that is within you,” as Peter put it. Another part of the problem is the mental connection that apologetics has with academia. Not only does this connection tend to relegate apologetics to higher education or the clergy, it also compartmentalizes apologetics into an intellectual or theoretical endeavor that does not have real and practical use for the layman. (more…)