The task of apologetics has changed, not in terms of its biblical mandate but in terms of its current expression. That is the theme of this issue of Southern Seminary Magazine. Within these pages we’re exploring the theme of apologetics— giving a reason for our hope.
In the West, the demand for the church to do the work of an apologist compares only with the task of reaching the pagan culture which the church faced in the second and third century AD. Report after report testify to the fact that Gen Z (those born between 1997 and 2012 according to Pew…
For many Christians in our culture, it’s easier to stay silent when one is in the minority opinion about a controversial topic rather than risk disturbing the status quo. Of course, there are wisdom issues about knowing when to speak up, and not everyone is called to join the battle in all the same ways.…
Although some people distinguish apologetics from evangelism in this way, in truth, this is an artificial and unhelpful distinction. In fact, it is especially unhelpful if one embraces a presuppositional view of apologetics.
The historical existence of Adam and Eve as the first human beings and the biological progenitors of the entire human race is a matter of great theological consequence for Christians, and some interpretive strategies are better suited to defend belief in a historical Adam and Eve than others.
We live in a society marked by secularization. And when I use that term, I’m talking about the sort of secularism that we’ve only experienced in the wake of the Enlightenment and the advent of modernity; we live in a society where theism has lost its binding authority. I’ve lived long enough to watch it happen, and it still surprises me.
Apologetics is the reverent, reasonable, and humble defense—through our words and through our lives—of the hope we have in the risen Christ
Lost people are born again not because of impeccable argumentation but by the will and power of God working through the verbal witness
If we live like Jesus is the only way, we will be courageous. We will testify to the truth in Christ. We will not trim our convictions to please others, but in our teaching, preaching, and writing we will be faithful to our Lord.
Though I’ve been teaching, preaching, and writing about church history, theology, pastoral ministry, the Christian life, and much else for the past 25 years, all those things really boil down to one thing: a defense and proclamation of the glorious, saving gospel of Jesus Christ.
Kitchens will lead the Department of the Air Force Chaplain Corps—consisting of 2,200 active and reserve chaplains and religious affairs airmen.
THIRTY TO SIXTY SECONDS. That’s how long it took for the storm to explode Wes Fowler’s carefully regimented weekly schedule and, of profoundly more importance, to change his life and the lives of Mayfield, Kentucky’s citizens forever.
In 1997, three conservative scholars joined the faculty at SBTS, and their presence loomed large in the re-embrace of biblical and theological fidelity at Southern Seminary.