Why We Need Apologetics–and Apologists…
(To read the rest of the 121 Quotes on ‘Why We Need Apologetics’ here)
The hemorrhaging of youth from our churches won’t stop until we get intentional about solving the problem. On the university campus, secular college professors are very intentional about indoctrinating your kids. In a candid moment, prominent atheist professor Richard Rorty tells you exactly what college faculty like him plan to do with your kids: ‘…we try to arrange things so that students who enter as bigoted, homophobic, religious fundamentalists will leave college with views more like our own…we do our best to convince these students of the benefits of secularization….So we are going to go right on trying to discredit you in the eyes of your children, trying to strip your fundamentalist religious community of dignity, trying to make your views seem silly rather than discussable..’ Make no mistake, there are plenty Richard Rortys out there, waiting for your kids. So, what are you going to do to prepare them for the serious challenges ahead? —Brett Kunkle (from, Who’s Waiting for Your Kids?)
Instead of addressing teens’ questions, most church youth groups focus on fun and food. The goal seems to be to create emotional attachment using loud music, silly skits, slapstick games — and pizza. But the force of sheer emotional experience will not equip teens to address the ideas they will encounter when they leave home and face the world on their own. A study in Britain found that non-religious parents have a near 100 percent chance of passing on their views to their children, whereas religious parents have only about a 50/50 chance of passing on their views. Clearly, teaching young people to engage critically with secular worldviews is no longer an option. It is a necessary survival skill. —Nancy Pearcey
Why apologetics matters and how you can do it-Alister McGrath–http://alistermcgrath.weebly.com/
The Importance of Apologetics for Every Believer and Every Church. Todd Wagner kicks off the event “Contending with Christianity’s Critics–2012” by describing what is and is not apologetics. He emphasizes the importance of apologetics for believers not just as an intellectual pursuit, but as a way to lovingly give an account for our faith. We should be ready to give an account for the hope that is in us. (1 Peter 3:15).
Apologetics is the Way to Communicate Truth–Andy Bannister–wwww.rzim.ca