Category: Apologetics

Give Them Shelter: Why We Can Never Separate Apologetics from the Gospel

There is certainly a place for a public defense of the Christian faith. We should be always ready to engage unbelief with solid, biblical arguments and willing to tear down the strongholds of deception with the weapons of truth. For this reason it is useful for Christians to gain some handle on the most common objections to biblical Christianity and equip themselves with substantive answers. The ability to expose self-refuting arguments and point out inconsistencies in the unbeliever’s worldview is an important tool in the apologist’s tool box, and some knowledge of issues related to science and history can prove helpful.

But all of this effort at defending the faith does little good for the unbeliever unless it is wrapped, at all times, in the gospel. Continue reading “Give Them Shelter: Why We Can Never Separate Apologetics from the Gospel”

Waiting for Vindication: How Jesus' Temptation Shapes Our Approach to Apologetics

When Satan took Jesus to the top of the temple and told him to jump, he tempted the Son of God to test his Father; to get God to prove his sonship in a spectacular, unmistakable way for all Jerusalem to see. His Father had already publicly announced his sonship (Luke 3:22), but there was a real temptation here, after a physically exhausting, mind-numbing 40-day trek through the wilderness, to secure a more dazzling testimony. Continue reading “Waiting for Vindication: How Jesus' Temptation Shapes Our Approach to Apologetics”