APOLOGETICS

My book, “Finding God When He Seems To Be Hiding“, examines the 12 most common questions and objections raised against Christianity. It provides detailed responses that move beyond the standard, glib answers that are often proposed, and addresses these issues with clarity and insight. It is an excellent book to give to seekers and sceptics, as well as a valuable resource for your own understanding. The book can also be used as a study book for Home Bible Study groups, with reflection questions at the end of each chapter.

You can purchase the book now from the SmartFaith shop.

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The word “apologetics” is derived from the Greek, ἀπολογία (apologia), which means “to speak in defense of someone or something“. When used in Christian parlance, apologetics refers to the reasoned defense of the gospel in response to common arguments and objections. Essentially, apologetics has two components:

  1. Defensive– reasoned answers to common questions and objections
  2. Offensive– proposing positive, evidential arguments in support of the Christian faith

This is a 12 week course aimed at equipping Christians to enter into reasoned dialogue with sceptics and enquirers. It provides clear, articulate answers to common questions, as well as outlining academically rigorous, evidential arguments for the existence of God and the truth of the Gospel.

WEEK 1
STUDENT BOOKLET (Word Doc)
APOL1A: INTRODUCTION (PowerPoint)
APOL1B: PHILOSOPHICAL ARGUMENTS (PowerPoint)

WEEK 2
APOL2:  THE COSMOLOGICAL ARGUMENT (PowerPoint)

WEEK 3
APOL3: THE TELEOLOGICAL ARGUMENT (PowerPoint)

WEEK 4
APOL4: THE MORAL ARGUMENT (PowerPoint)

WEEK 5
APOL5: THE PROBLEM OF SUFFERING (PowerPoint)

WEEK 6
APOL6: THE HISTORICITY OF JESUS (PowerPoint)

WEEK 7
APOL7: PLURALISM & POST-MODERNISM (PowerPoint)

WEEK 8
APOL8: RESPONDING TO OTHER RELIGIONS (PowerPoint)

WEEK 9
APOL9: PROBLEMS WITH THE THEORY OF EVOLUTION (PowerPoint)

WEEK 10
APOL10: CREATION / EVOLUTION Q & A (PowerPoint)

WEEK 11
APOL11: RELIGION AND VIOLENCE (PowerPoint)

WEEK 12
APOL12: WHY ISN’T GOD MORE OBVIOUS? (PowerPoint)


Instructions For Downloading PowerPoint Presentations: Click the PowerPoint link, then click the “Open” drop down box at the top right of the screen and select “Open in PowerPoint Online” or “Open In PowerPoint”. When the presentation is opened, click the “Notes” tab at the bottom right of screen. This will open the Presenter Notes, which provide a detailed explanation of each slide. Some slides also have embedded video content, which can be viewed via the standard “play” button or by clicking the image.