Here are my favorite top 5 books/articles/quotes/videos I came across this week:
1. Don't miss Gianna Jessen's 5 minute statement before Congress, in defense of the Born Alive Protection Act. Gianna is one of the most courageous souls alive. After having the "audacity" to survive a saline abortion in 1973, her very existence is a pebble in the shoe of the pro-abortion agenda. She is a warrior!
Apologetics is arguably the most misunderstood word in all of Christian culture. For many people, it conjures up images of stuffy old professors, angry debaters or intellectual snobs and know-it-alls. Others think it means we are apologizing for something.
Let's break it down.
Put simply, apologetics is the gathering of evidence for a belief, and articulating why that belief is reasonable. That’s it. If you are living openly as a Christian and have ever shared your faith with anyone, you are already doing it. The question is, are you doing it well?
Years ago, if someone were to ask me why I was a Christian, I might have responded, “I am a Christian because I believe in Jesus. God has answered my prayers and changed my life.” These are good answers, but the problem is that people from various other belief systems might say the exact same thing. Muslims, Mormons, and Jehovah’s Witnesses all believe in Jesus and might say that God has changed their lives and answered their prayers.
Is there something outside of subjective experience that can tell us which of these beliefs is true? Do Christians just have some kind of blind faith based on feelings and experience?