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Women in Apologetics on TV!!

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Ratio Christi TV's Tony Gurule graciously interviewed us for the upcoming Women in Apologetics conference at Biola. Thanks Tony!!

If you missed it, you can catch the video recordings here:
Jade Turner on "Defending the Faith." 
Laurie Stewart on "Love God with All Your Mind."
Mary Jo Sharp on "Apologetics as Lifelong Discipleship and Evangelism."

Waking Up in Jerez, Spain

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[Composed by John Stewart]

“Evangelism”—The practice of proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ
“Evangelist”—A person who proclaims the Gospel of Jesus Christ

As the sun rose this morning over the Andalusian Hills, after a good night’s sleep from a long journey, we are feeling refreshed and blessed to be in Spain to speak at a conference on evangelism.

Our friend Tim Robnett, who spent years with well-known evangelist Luis Palau (known as “the South American Billy Graham”), organized the conference and invited Laurie and me to speak. The conference consists of European and American evangelists, with people coming from as far away as Poland.

For us, this will be not only a time to teach and train Christian leaders, but to also find out about other ministries and see how we can come along side them, especially to help them reach university students and professionals with the Gospel. We also look forward to learning from their experiences so that we can develop the most effective methods of p…

Apologetics - The New Bad Word and Why We Need It

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Earlier this year I was speaking at an Apologetics Conference and I asked the audience to raise their hands if they knew what apologetics was. Two hands went up. Two! And this was at an APOLOGETICS Conference! I put my presentation on pause and spent a few minutes explaining it. 

Is it an Apology? No.
Is it an Argument? No. 
Is it an Answer? Yes. 

As much as I like a good argument (being a lawyer would you expect otherwise?), I admit this is not the best explanation. 

The word "apologetics" can be found in 1 Peter 3:15, "But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect." 

"Where is "apologetics" in this verse," you ask. I'm glad you asked. The key is the Greek word for "answer" here, apologia, which means to give a defense, a reason, an answer. 

What kind of Answers are we to give? Christians should…

Christian Lawyers in Indonesia!

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Sharing Christian Conciliation principles with Christian Lawyers in Indonesia.