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Apologetics Resources for Parents, Grandparents & Kids

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It is never too early to start teaching kids Christian Apologetics and critical thinking. For all the parents and grandparents who have asked which apologetics materials I recommend for parents and kids, I have put together this brief list. I will continue to update it.  And in case you are wondering why kids need apologetics, read this great article by my good friend Hillary Morgan Ferrer, "Why Your Children DO Need Apologetics: Correcting Misconceptions." (Note: this list does not include many apologetics books. These are specific for parents and kids.)
For Parents: Keeping Your Kids on God's Side: 40 Conversations to Help Them Build a Lasting Faith by Natasha Crain (2016)

Talking with Your Kids about God: 30 Conversations Every Christian Parent Must Have by Natasha Crain (2017)

Foundation: Comparative Worldview Curriculum by Elizabeth Urbanowicz (2018)

For 8-12 year old kids (or even 6-7 year olds):Cold-Case Christianity for Kids: Investigate Jesus with a Real Detective by…

Interview with Ratio Christi about WIA Conference

Spotlight on 'Women in Apologetics' Conference January 11-12, 2019*From Ratio Christi's Blog, Nov. 15, 2018
Laurie Stewart is president of Women in Apologetics (WIA), a Christian non-profit organization focused on equipping, encouraging, and educating women in Christian apologetics. WIA purposefully gives women a chance to share content that is theologically, philosophically, and apologetically centered, and supports women in the church who are interested in learning how to think deeply and intelligently about their faith. Many of Ratio Christi’s women, from national staff to our field workers, are associated with WIA.
For these reasons, we're excited about The Second Annual Women in Apologetics ConferenceIt will take place at Biola University in La Mirada, California, January 11-12, 2019, and will also be live-streamed.
The members of WIA made a great choice in Laurie as their president. She is an attorney, mediator, law school professor, Christian apologist, and p…

Women in Apologetics 2nd Annual Conference

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Women in Apologetics 2nd Annual Conference: Engaging the Culture for Christ 

Join us for the 2nd Annual Women in Apologetics Conference! Responding to questions and issues raised by our culture is challenging. This year’s conference will equip, educate, and encourage women and men to have compassion without compromise and impact the culture for Christ. That’s why our theme is Engaging the Culture for Christ! We will also be offering a full day of WIA Kids again on Saturday, January 12, 2019, for children in grades 3-6.  Live Streaming
We will be live streaming both worship times and all four keynote speakers. So if you can't attend in person, register for live streaming! Check out our amazing list of speakers!

For more info and to register for the conference, click here.

Women in Apologetics - on KKLA radio

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Podcast: Women in Apologetics

Recently I had the privilege of appearing  on theapologetics.comradio show on KKLA 99.5 with some of my dear friends fromWomen in Apologetics. We had a fun time talking about the need for women in apologetics and how apologetics needs women. We also discussed the unique concerns of women in terms of how they use apologetics. We even took some live calls and promoted the upcoming Women in Apologetics conference.
Listen to a replay of the podcast.  via the apologetics.com web site via Apple podcasts. Search "apologetics.com radio show" on the "Podcasts" app.

YES, WOMEN NEED APOLOGETICS, BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY, APOLOGETICS NEEDS WOMEN

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[I love this great article by my good friend Hillary Morgan Ferrer, who has a marvelous apologetics ministry called Mama Bear Apologetics. Read her article about why women need apologetics, and apologetics needs women.]


YES, WOMEN NEED APOLOGETICS, BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY, APOLOGETICS NEEDS WOMEN
By Hillary Morgan Ferrer
1 Peter 3:15 says that we are to give a ready defense for anyone who asks for the hope that is within. 2 Corinthians 10:5 says that we are to “demolish arguments that set themselves up against the knowledge of God.” Now with words like “defense” and “demolish,” it is not surprising that the field of apologetics has been dominated by men in recent years. Apologetics is important for all Christians, including women, but that’s actually not what we’re here to talk about today. Whenever you hear people talk about “women in apologetics,” they are usually focusing on why we need to reach women with apologetics. And it’s true, we do! The mandate to love the Lord our God with all…

Women Teaching Apologetics: Breaking Through the Glass Ceiling

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So the story begins with a young woman who marries a young man. On their first Easter together, they decide to cook a ham. The wife asks her husband if he will cut off the ham bone before she bakes it. When the husband asks “Why,” the wife replies, “That’s the way my mother cooked ham.” The husband suggests they should call her mother to find out why she cut the ham bone. When his mother-in-law answers the phone, she informs them, “That’s just the way my mother used to cook the ham.” Next, the husband suggests they call grandmother to find out why she cut the ham bone. When grandmother answers, she explains that her ham was too big for the pan, so she always had to cut off the bone to make it fit. After they hang up, the young husband and wife realize their ham will fit into the pan. Therefore, there is no reason to cut off the ham bone.  The moral of the story is that some “traditions” may have originated to solve a unique problem for a given situation, but were never meant to be pass…