Part 2 — Apologetics 101
Apologetics is the study and defense of the truth claims of Christianity. Some of the major subjects it focuses upon include proving the existence of God, examining the validity of the Bible, and proclaiming that Jesus Christ is the only way to come into right standing with God.
From the earliest centuries of the church, many great minds have wrestled with these subjects and penned very profound insights. The literature on the subject is very deep, and too often we Christians don't take the time to wade out into it. However the onslaught on our students' faith is very real and cunning. At some point the faith of most of our young people will come under attack. It's time for parents, pastors, youth leaders and children's teachers to equip ourselves and our students to win this battle.
Part 4 — What's the Big Deal, Anyway?
Why such strong feelings on both sides — Christianity and atheism? For that matter, don't people of all belief systems tend to try to convert others to their way of thinking, even if there are simplistic calls to coexist?
I can't speak for most world religions or atheism, but I believe I understand very well the motivation for Christian efforts to convert others to the cause of Christ. At its heart, Christianity is a very exclusive belief system. Jesus Christ claimed to be the way to get to God the Father. Therefore any of his true followers will distrust any other religion as a way to attain eternal security.
Taught by Bob and Steve Ely
March 14–15, 2014
Public speaking principles for preaching and teaching; using technology in communicating your message. This class will be taught by father-son team Bob and Steve Ely!