1. Be able to articulate biblical, Christ-centered answers to the great spiritual objections most common in our world.
2. Learn to make a positive case for Christianity from a logical, biblical perspective that can resonate with someone outside the faith.
April 11 – Answers: Is the Bible reliable?
April 18 – Answers: How can there be just one way?
April 25 – Answers: Why is there so much suffering?
May 2 – Questions: Clues from the Natural World
May 9 – Questions: Clues from Logic and Reason
May 16 – Questions: Clues from the Jesus Story
There are so many excellent books on apologetics. I particularly recommend the following:
- The Reason for Faith by Tim Keller. This is an excellent summary of both responses to specific questions about faith, and a logical framework to explain Christianity.
- The New Testament Documents: Are They Reliable? by F.F. Bruce. First published in 1943, this short book is now in its sixth edition. It remains a seminal work and is a must-read for anyone interested in the subject.
- The New Evidence that Demands a Verdict by Josh McDowell. This encyclopedic text is intended as a reference book for questions about apologetics.
- The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel. This classic text is a good primer on apologetics.
- Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis. Lewis articulates an argument for the existence of God and the truth of Christianity as only he can.