St. Louis author watches over kids like a ‘Mama Bear’
by Richard Nations
Thirteen years ago Julie Loos was getting ready to send her oldest son off to middle school. The question came to her: “How will I help him prepare for exposure to different worldviews? Like any good mother, she was watching over her kids carefully and she described herself as “kind of a Mama Bear.”
That led her to speak with some folks in her family’s church, First Baptist Church of Ellisville, which is now called the Fellowship of Wildwood. There she learned more about the field of apologetics, or “the defense of the Christian faith” as the North American Mission Board (NAMB) refers to it.
“The Greek word ‘apologia’ originally meant ‘a speech of defense’ used in a court proceeding,” according to a September 2017 NAMB apologetics blog.
Loos wanted her son to know how to defend the Christian faith, why it differed from other religions, and was true.
At FBC Ellisville they worked with others to start an apologetics Sunday school class.
In this small group they began to…