6 Reasons You Should Get Apologetics Training in 2019
by Sean McDowell
The purpose and nature of apologetics is often misunderstood. Some people think it’s about arguing for the faith. Others think it’s about apologizing. In reality, apologetics simply refers to the defense of what you believe to be true. It is a ministry of helping people with tough questions.
But isn’t apologetics someone else’s job? Isn’t it reserved for pastors, Bible teachers, and other “intellectual” Christians? The answer is an unequivocal NO! As C.S. Lewis said, the question is not if we are apologists, but whether we will be effective apologists. All of us are called to have an answer for our hope in Jesus Christ (e.g. 1 Peter 3:15).
While some people are able to learn apologetics on their own, most of us (myself included) need formal training. Here are five reasons why you should consider formal apologetics training in 2019…