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3 Essential Elements of Everyday Apologetics

New to apologetics? Here are 3 things I think every Christian should do with the information I bring to my presentations and workshops. I like to call these the 3 Essential Elements of Every Day Apologetics. #1. Find answers for yourself. If you’re new to this whole thing, one of the first things you should […]

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Public Speaking Tip: Introductions

Ever struggle with getting your apologetics talks started? You’ve got some great content you’re excited to share, but maybe you aren’t sure what to say before diving into the material. How can you grab their attention and give them a reason to listen? I’ve helped students learn how to write, refine and deliver effective speeches […]

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Apologetics Lesson for Youth – Faith Is Not Wishing

How to Teach Apologetics to Teenagers How should I teach apologetics to teenagers? That’s a question I was faced with when I was invited to introduce apologetics into the curriculum at Mosaic Christian Academy. Here’s what I did:  I lead an 8-week apologetics discussion series for high school students and it was very well-received. Much of our […]

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Apologetics Lesson for Youth – Truth Is Not Ice Cream

How to Teach Apologetics to Teenagers Ever wonder how to teach apologetics to teenagers? I once had the opportunity to facilitate the very first youth apologetics series at Mosaic Christian Academy—a ministry that offers homeschooling students a classroom environment a couple of times a week. Truth Is Not Ice Cream We celebrated with an ice cream […]

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Why Study Apologetics?

Ever met a Christian who told you not waste your time studying apologetics? I’ve known some well-meaning, but seriously misinformed believers who look down on the practice of providing evidence for the truth of Christianity. Why learn to give people reasons to believe? Here’s a quick response: Because Jesus gave people reasons to believe (See […]

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Small Church Apologetics

Want to get apologetics into your church? Don’t think you’re too small to start something powerful that equips your people to defend the faith. Over the next few posts, Ill show you how I worked to get apologetics training into small, medium and large churches—both as a pastor and volunteer apologist. The first time I […]

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Who Made God? A Cosmological Argument for Kids

Who Made God? Here’s a Simple Answer Watching Phil Vischer’s Jelly Telly show with my little boy reminded me that accessible apologetics training is for kids, too! One day after church, we sat down to watch a little clip online. There was a puppet newscaster hosting a segment called “Buck Denver’s Mail Bag.” At first, I wasn’t too […]

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A Simple Defense of Miracles

Are miracles really possible? I’m not talking about how some describe a baby being born as “the miracle of life.” I’m talking about biblical reports of Jesus walking on water, healing the blind, and physically rising from the dead. Atheists sometimes say miracles overturn the laws of nature—and that’s not possible. Before considering the evidence, however, many skeptics have already decided that naturalism is true. […]

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Argue Without Being Argumentative

Who likes to argue? Depends what you mean. Unfortunately, apologists use words which could give people the wrong impression: “Apologetics” sounds like apologizing. “Defense” sounds like training for hand-to-hand combat. And “argue” sounds like the thing you hate doing with your family on the way to church! Clarifying key terms can help you overcome a few challenges associated with […]

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Three Conversation Tips

I recently caught up with my friend, Lance Amerman, whose local ministry–Worldview Questions–takes him around the streets of Sacramento armed with a camera, a microphone and thought-provoking questions about God, life and the world. After approaching people and filming their responses for the Web site, he often gets into off-camera conversations about the claims of Christ.   […]

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