What Is Apologetics?
William Lane Craig at 2012 On Guard Conference
The Church at BattleCreek, Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States – July 27, 2012
Dr. Craig opened the 2012 On Guard Conference in Tulsa, Oklahoma on the subject "What is Apologetics?" The conference was presented by The Reasonable Faith Tulsa chapter and held at The Church at BattleCreek.
From the "What is Apologetics?" description:
The term "apologetics" comes from the Greek word apologia, which means "to give a defense." In 1 Peter 3:15, Christians are urged to engage in this task: "but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense (apologia) to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect." People often have challenging questions about Christianity that deserve a thoughtful, respectful and gentle response, including
• How can an all-loving, all-powerful God allow so much suffering?
• What about all of the contradictions in the Bible?
• Does science disprove Christianity?
• Why did Jesus have to die on a cross?
• Did Jesus really rise from the dead?
• Is Jesus the only way to God?
This introductory session on the important role of apologetics will be presented by one of the world's leading philosophers of religion and arguably the foremost Christian apologist in the world today, Dr. William Lane Craig.