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Apologetics

 

Aquinas Wrap-up

by Joe Boot and Ryan Eras

December 28, 2022

We bring our series in Thomas Aquinas to a close by restating six significant differences between Thomistic thought and the reformation worldview that we believe is more consistent with Scripture. On the question of origins, nature and grace, ontology and anthropology, apologetics and Christian philosophy, the medieval thought of Aquinas falls short of the biblical position.

 

Apologetics and Aquinas

by Joe Boot and Ryan Eras

December 7, 2022

In this episode Joe describes the influence that Thomas Aquinas has had on the field of Christian apologetics, and discusses the areas where the Thomistic approach falls short of vindicating the full Christian doctrine of God.

 

Apologetics, Politics and Sphere Sovereignty

by Joe Boot and Michael Thiessen and Nathan Oblak and Ryan Eras

March 10, 2021

Apologetics includes a defense of the Christian philosophy of life. Michael Thiessen of the Liberty Coalition Canada joins us to discuss an apologetic for the limits on the authority of the state and the ultimate authority of the kingdom of God that only a Christian worldview can account for.

 

Applying Apologetics to Culture

by Joe Boot and Nathan Oblak and Ryan Eras

March 3, 2021

As Western culture has shifted away from a broadly Christian consensus on basic beliefs of human identity, life, sexuality, history and more, Christian apologetics – the work of defending the Christian philosophy of life – will look different than it did in previous generations.

 

Truth is Difficult to Control

by James White and Joe Boot and Nathan Oblak and Ryan Eras

February 3, 2021

When a people’s commitment to truth breaks down, they become humiliated. A humiliated, emasculated people is easier to control. Christians have an opportunity and a responsibility to speak the truth effectively to people who have been robbed of their humanity by secularism.

 

The Apologetic Mandate

by Joe Boot

May 13, 2020

At the 2019 Worldview Leadership Camp, Joe Boot introduces the discipline and practice of apologetics, demonstrating the need for a foundational trust in the Word of God.

 

Foundations for Cultural Engagement

by Joe Boot

March 25, 2020

At ReformCon 2019, Joe Boot explains that without freedom to live as Christians in every area of society, engaging in culture becomes a moot point.

 

Apologetics Methodology

by Cory McKenna

October 28, 2019

At the 2019 Worldview Leadership Camp, Cory McKenna of the Cross Current explains why the Word of God must be the foundation for everything we believe, and that we can only recognize the false by first establishing a standard for what is true.

 

The Apologetic Mandate

by Jeff Durbin

March 15, 2019

We live in a difficult time to live as faithful Christians. The unbelieving world urgently needs the message of the gospel, whatever the cost may be. 

 

Searching for Truth

by Joe Boot

November 1, 2018

In this updated version of Joe Boot's popular work, he provides clear and engaging answers to the real questions that people are asking – questions of suffering, morality, guilt, and truth.  Beginning with a basic understanding of the world, Boot explains the biblical worldview, giving special attention to the life and claims of Jesus Christ. This new edition includes a chapter-by-chapter study guide, designed for group discussion.

 

For the Hope that is in You: Christian Apologetics & the Biblical Story of Reality

by Joe Boot

September 27, 2018 | 1 Peter 3:15

The apostle Peter wrote that God's people need to always be ready to make a defense "to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you." Christians have responded in several ways to this "apologetic mandate," but what is the most biblically faithful approach? How do we present the Christian story in a culture that denies any overarching story or purpose to the world as we know it? The answer lies in first correctly identifying the nature of the hope that is in us; this hope is grounded in the historical work of Jesus Christ, and in his present reign as Lord and King over all the earth and over every area of human activity.

 

The Gospel Will Win the World

by Jeff Durbin and Joe Boot

April 23, 2018

Joe Boot appears on Next Week with Jeff Durbin to discuss the message of the gospel and the role of the church in speaking to the public square.