Women in Apologetics – Sisters Who Defend the Faith

The Testimony of Women

Just as the testimony of women sparked an investigation of Jesus’ empty tomb in the 1st century, so the testimony of women in the 21st century leads many to consider the evidence for the claims of Christianity.

I’m pleased to know some outstanding women who are beginning to make history in our field–a field which has long suffered from the stereotype of being “just a guy thing.” 

For example, I spoke alongside my friends from Houston Baptist University at the Reasons Conference in the Woodlands–all ladies who were on the cover of Christianity Today. Here’s a pic taken right after the event (left to right after me: Melissa Travis, Holly Ordway, Mary Jo Sharp).

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I’ve also met Sarah Ankenman and members of her team at ISWA who help Christian women confidently answer tough questions about the faith. There are many more who I haven’t mentioned here, but I’m excited about what my sisters are doing to contend for the faith, equip the saints, and advance the cause of Christ in today’s world.

Celebrating Women in Apologetics

Today, I’m pleased to join with a number of apologetics bloggers who are celebrating our Christian sisters in their contribution to defending the essential truths of our historic faith. In this post, I’ll highlight a few women in apologetics who have contributed to what you see on my blog. 

One of my book reviews highlights the importance of apologetics in Women’s Ministry: Defending the Faith by my friend Mary Jo Sharp of Confident Christianity and Houston Baptist University.

Opening up with her personal journey from agnosticism to faith in Christ, MJ shows how “a reasoned belief in the reality of God’s existence can transform women’s lives.” I love the example she gave of how studying apologetics created a character change that even her own family began to recognize.

Defending the Faith speaks primarily to Christian women, urging our sisters to incorporate apologetics into their ministries and their daily lives.

Working with Women in Apologetics

Please check out some of the guest posts contributed by women in apologetics.

Raising Your Kids to Be Lifelong Believers
How is Christian parenting related to apologetics? In this post, the “Valley Girl Apologist,” Sarah Ankenman, talks about raising your kids to be life-long believers in Christ. And she explains why both mom and dad need to be equipped to defend the faith. [Read More]

The Jesus Myth Theory: Investigating Claims of Copying
Is Jesus a Myth? That’s a question more people are asking, especially after Zeitgeist, the Movie got popular. In this post, Mary Jo Sharp, shows you 3 simple steps you can use to figure out if Jesus’ story was actually ripped off from other religions. [Read more]

Science and Christianity: Not Oil and Water
Melissa Travis did a great post on Science and Christianity for me. She writes, “Unfortunately, there is the common misperception that science and Scripture are either in a stalemate conflict, or they are mutually exclusive, having no bearing upon one another whatsoever. Both views are incorrect.” [Read More]

How to Honor God in the Midst of Your Doubts
Dena Davidson did a great post on Christian doubt. She writes, “Any confession of faith in the midst of doubt is extremely glorifying to God. It is easy to have faith when everything makes sense. It is difficult and painful to trust God and live for Him when things don’t seem to add up.” [Read more]

Free Course for Leaders

One of my most recent projects is a webinar-style course created just for ministry leaders called “How to Run an Accessible Apologetics Conference.” I’m pleased to have created this resource with my friend Dena Davidson who is also a fellow graduate of the Master of Arts program in Christian Apologetics at Biola University. Click here to find out more and free get instant access.

 

One Response to “Women in Apologetics – Sisters Who Defend the Faith”

  1. Jerome Danner March 15, 2014 8:55 AM
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    I hope and pray that these sisters in Christ stay encouraged with the ministry that they are a part of. May God bless and keep them!!