What spawned your interest into the field of apologetics? Nagging doubts, a skeptical friend, a college professor, total coincidence...?

Views: 85

Replies to This Discussion

For me, it was nagging doubts and religious conversations with skeptical friends. How about you?

A desire to prepare myself to be an effective witness. I'm a big believer in conversational evangelism, and feel compelled by 1Peter 3:15 to be prepared

Love it.

"Conversational evangelism..."   WOW! I like that!

A mens' study group I was part of in the mid-90s read and discussed CS Lewis' "Surprised by Joy". Although the details have slipped away, the value of that experience has stayed with me. Reading more of C. S. Lewis' works has been something I've wanted to get to, and group study still appeals to me. There would seem to be enough "Gentlemen Apologists" now to accomodate a range of topics and interests over time or even concurrently. I know I'd like to study with John Muir, and for a young man of Bryan Smith's generation to read ANYTHING with multisyllable words impresses this ex-teacher to no end! (~8

To conduct conversational evangelism we must be prepared with something to say. People in our day have heard (and mock) pulpit delivery of the gospel. Few of us will speak from a pulpit much but we all meet people one-on-one. While Jesus certainly ministered to the multitudes his ministry to individuals and small groups was no less powerful.

My own personal doubts and a friend who was an atheist.

Ever since I became a born again Christian at age 21 I have had a keen interest in apologetics.  My first book about the subject was "Evidence that Demands a Verdict" by Josh McDowell, and his follow up works.  I am a graduate of Regent College in Vancouver, and have studied under some Christian luminaries like J. I. Packer.  I also was an avid listener of "The Bible Answer Man" first hosted by Dr. Walter Martin, then Hank Hannegraaff.  I have done work for the Christian Research Institute translating tracts. 

RSS

Latest Activity

Paul O'B replied to Jack Brenner's discussion Colleague out of line?
"Or the next time he claims to be the manager to a customer, laugh in front of the customer and say you are getting the real manager!"
6 minutes ago
John Muir replied to John Muir's discussion A Time To Kill in the group The Great Debate
"I was referring more to talk radio callers than the hosts. Callers typically just regurgitate the same "I'm a patriot, liberals are stupid, only I understand the constitution, Barack Obama is an undercover muslim socialist that wants to…"
12 minutes ago
Sean replied to Daniel's discussion Decorating my apartment medieval style?
"Look up your local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronisms.  They can point you in the direction you want to go.  but be prepared:  if you really want to go this route, you are looking at a fair amount of DIY."
13 minutes ago
Jack Brenner replied to Jack Brenner's discussion Colleague out of line?
"You know I'd actually love to see this! "
16 minutes ago
Matthew Perry replied to Matthew Perry's discussion Where to start a collection? in the group Fountain Pens
"Ty"
17 minutes ago
Carl Monster replied to Allen Winston Cook's discussion Tire around the Waist.. in the group Exercise
"And every diet I know of has a "cheat" day built in, when you can eat anything you want. I found that a lot of the junk foods I used to love, when I stopped eating them and then had them as a "treat" were not so much the treat…"
18 minutes ago
Regular Joe replied to Jack Brenner's discussion Colleague out of line?
"Or option C: Wait for a cranky full-timer / lifer to inevitably lose his shit on the guy for pretending to be the manager. "
22 minutes ago
Regular Joe replied to Christopher Chillingworth's discussion For anyone Interested in a Side Hustle.
23 minutes ago

© 2014   Created by Brett McKay.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service