We are pleased to announce our third annual RZIM Summit taking place July 2019 at Acadia University in beautiful Wolfville, Nova Scotia. This year, the Summit focus is “All Nature Sings: God and the Natural World”. Speakers include Ravi Zacharias, Andy Bannister, Abdu Murray, Logan Gates, Anna Robbins, Margaret Manning Shull, and many more. Included in the Summit is a special Open Forum ft. Ravi Zacharias being held on the Friday evening. Tickets can be purchased separately for this event for non-summit attendees.
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After purchasing and viewing Alan Shlemon’s excellent video series, A Closer Look at Islam, I highly recommend this valuable resource to all Christians who have Muslim friends who they are in the process of bringing one step closer to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. This course can be used by the individual, or preferably in small or larger group studies in a church setting. One of the advantages to this course is its accessibility. You can order it from the Stand to Reason site in HD Video format directly to your computer which eliminates the wait time of receiving it by mail. Also, being able to view the video files directly from a computer makes it easier on the tech side when setting up. (It is also available in DVD format by mail). Be the first church in your area to organize A Closer Look at Islam study group and invite your friends from other churches in your area to attend.

The following is the explanation and overview of the video course:

Islam is gaining more attention every day, but popular understandings of Islam seem to be missing the true nature of Muslim beliefs and practices. As ambassadors for Christ, we’re called to learn the truth about Islam and engage with Muslims in a Christlike manner.

In the first of this two-part series, Alan Shlemon demystifies what Islam really teaches by pointing directly to its authoritative sources. He then examines how it stacks up to Christianity, providing a better understanding of Muslims and their faith.

In part two, Alan discusses how to have Gospel-centered interactions with your Muslim neighbors, employing a powerful tactic to help reach them in a way that builds common ground, respects their faith, and uses their own scriptures to point them to the truth.

Parts 1 & 2:
•Our Commission as Ambassadors
•The Truth about Violent Jihad
•The Basic Doctrines of Islam
•Responding to Objections
•Engaging Your Muslim Neighbor

A Closer Look at Islam-by Alan Shlemon

Another great evangelism resource from Alan is The Ambassador’s Guide to Islam. This is a relatively compact guide in understanding Islam, as well as valuable instruction on how to navigate through a discussion with your Muslim friends regarding the main challenges to Christianity that a Muslim will often raise. Great for individual and group study. Here is the Table of Contents for the Guide:

Part One: A Closer Look at Islam
• Islam Claims to Be the Only True Religion
• Muslims Are Aggressive about Achieving Their Mission
• Islam’s Rapid Rise around the World

Part Two: A Strategy for Reaching Muslims
• Only One Issue
• The Qur’an’s View of the Bible
• Allah in the Hot Seat
• Tying Up Some Loose Ends
• Muslims Affirm the Bible’s Reliability

Part Three: Frequently Asked Questions about Islam
• Who Speaks for Islam?
• What’s the Difference between Sunni and Shia Muslims?
• Do Muslims and Christians Worship the Same God?
• What Does Islam Say about Women?
• Is Violent Jihad a Valid Islamic Doctrine?
• Is There a Parallel to Jihad in Christianity?

The Ambassador’s Guide to Islam can be downloaded (PDF format) directly from the Stand to Reason site, here.

Other resources
To my Muslim friends-‘let us reason together-the Trinity explained-by Lane, here
Is the Bible textually corrupt? Muslims say yes, the Qur’an says no!-by Lane, here
Evangelism to Muslims resource page, here

Author and apologist, Greg Koukl, has just begun a new video series on how to share the Gospel. Greg is a master of the art of asking questions, and has outlined his evangelism methods in his book, Tactics-A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions. (I HIGHLY recommend this book-it will revolutionize your evangelistic approach and effectiveness in bringing your friends, co-workers, neighbors, fellow-students, etc. one step closer to Jesus Christ.)

The first video is:

Want to share the Gospel? Start with this questionhere

 
The second video:

Focus on Gardeninghere

 
The third video:

The Burden-Free Step in Discussing Christian Beliefshere

 
And there are more equipping videos to come from Greg, so keep visiting Stand to Reason-str.org to catch the latest.

 
Here’s Greg teaching what he calls the ‘Columbo tactic’, which he explains in his book, Tactics, as, “The key to the Columbo tactic is to go on the offensive in an inoffensive way by using carefully selected questions to productively advance the conversation. Simply put, never make a statement, at least at first, when a question will do the job…The Columbo tactic is a disarming way to go on the offensive with carefully selected questions that productively advance the conversation. This approach has many advantages. Questions can be excellent conversation starters. They are interactive by nature inviting others to participate in dialogue. They are neutral, protecting you from getting “preachy,” helping you make headway without stating your case. Questions buy valuable time. Finally, they are essential to keeping you in control of the conversation…the question, “What do you mean by that?” is your first step to managing conversations. Use it often.” (Tactics, pg. 47, 56-7)

Other articles
The Columbo Tactic-Greg Koukl, here
The Gospel According to Columbo-Alan Shlemon, here
The Art of Asking Questions-the best defense is a good offense-by Lane-here
Conversational Evangelism-learning to enjoy the ride-by Lane, here

By Jerry Root, Christianity Today-June 14, 2018

Many Christians talk about Christian apologetics. Indeed, the topic is very interesting for Christians on many levels as we seek to gain confidence and assurance for our own faith. And, of course, apologetics also has great value for us as we seek to help seekers and doubters to get over the intellectual barriers keeping them from embracing faith in Christ.

But often, there is one great apologetic that gets neglected, and this concerns God’s love, forgiveness, and willingness to be Lord of our lives.

A brief look at apologetics

First, however, let me define and clarify terms. Apologia in classical times simply meant “defense”. In a court of law, an apologetic was the making of a defense for the defendant at trial. Such was the case of the Apology by Plato. He was setting forth the case made by Socrates during his trial before the court at Athens.

In Acts 7, Stephen makes a defense before his accusers in Jerusalem. And several times in the book of Acts, Paul sets out a defense before his accusers, not only for his actions as he traveled the world preaching the gospel, but also a defense for the gospel itself. He wanted people to see the reasonableness for faith in Christ.

Paul would reference the prophetic passages of the Old Testament and showed how Jesus, in the days of the Incarnation, was the exact fulfillment of these prophecies. Furthermore, Paul appeals to the historicity of the resurrection of Christ from the dead, and the remarkable number of eyewitnesses who validated having seen the Resurrected Christ.

These were apologetic proofs for faith. Jesus was not only raised from the dead, but his resurrection validated both his deity and his message—somehow the death and Resurrection of Christ puts us right with God. Paul used apologetics to validate his message that Christ’s sacrifice is the means whereby God forgives sin, reconciles lost humanity to himself, and provides the hope of eternal life.

For complete article, here

NEW ORLEANS (BP) -– Apologetics experts from across the nation took the stage at Defend ’19, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary’s weeklong apologetics conference, Jan. 7-11.

“Christians have always needed to be able to state what they believe clearly and to defend their faith when asked to give a reason for the hope that they have in Christ,” said Robert Stewart, Defend director. “But today in our postmodern, post-Christian, post-truth culture it is especially important that we be winsome ambassadors for Christ who share the truth in love in the power of God’s Spirit.”

Plenary speakers included Frank Turek, coauthor of “I Don’t have Enough Faith to be an Atheist” and Chris Brooks, pastor and radio host of “Equipped with Chris Brooks.”

Turek, president of CrossExamined.org, told the 350 attendees that the truth of the Christian faith centers on four questions: Does truth exist? Does God exist? Are miracles possible? Is the New Testament true? If the answer is “yes” to each question, then the Christian faith must be true, he stated.

Regarding the existence of truth, Turek said, “If there is no truth, then Christianity can’t be true. Of course, if there is no truth, atheism can’t be true, either.”

Going further, Turek noted that people more often reject God for emotional reasons than for lack of evidence.

“Most people are not looking for the truth, they’re running from it,” he said. “But the only way to find happiness is straight through truth. Jesus is truth.” (For complete article, here)

As Christians, we need to be equipped to fulfill our responsibilities and duty in carrying out the Great Commission that our Lord and Savior gave to us at the time of His ascension. His parting words were, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” (Acts 1:8-ESV) An essential aspect of our witness is being able to articulate an historical case for the historicity and credibility of the Christian faith and worldview. (1 Peter 3:15)

Historian Mark A. Noll sums up why history ought to matter to us as Christians:

The Christian stake in history is immense. Every aspect of lived Christianity—worship, sacraments, daily godliness, private devotion, religiously inspired benevolence, preaching—every major theme of Christian theology—the nature of God in relation to the world, the meaning of Christ, the character of salvation, the fate of the universe—directly or indirectly involves questions about how the present relates to the past.[1]

 
Jewish historian Will Herberg places history front and center in the defense of the biblical faith:

The uniqueness—the “scandal”—of biblical faith is revealed in its radically historical character… The message biblical faith proclaims, the judgments it pronounces, the salvation it promises, the teaching it communicates, are all defined historically and understood as historical realities, rather than timeless structures of ideas or values.[2]

 
As it has been rightly said, Christianity stands or falls on history, the historical events in which God’s entered into the history of this world at different times and different places. Paul makes this crystal clear in 1 Cor. 15 when he boldly states, “And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins. Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. If in Christ we have hope in this life only, we are of all people most to be pitied. But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep…”

It is the historical resurrection event on which the Christian faith stands or falls, and it is the historical event that is most often attacked and as such, is the one that every Christian must be able to defend, not just by saying, “I know that Jesus lives because He lives in my heart.” The self-authenticating witness of the Holy Spirit is an evidence of Christ’s presence for the believer, but for the unbeliever it is essential that we as the believer are equipped to present objective evidence in support of our beliefs. Otherwise our claims hold no more water than the assertions of anyone else claiming to have a private experience of God. Peter is very clear on this point when he says, “… but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect…” (1 Peter 3:15-ESV)

So what is the argument we are told to prepare in making the defense for the reason of our hope and belief? It is the evidential/historical proof of the Christian worldview. This was the evidential methodology that Jesus and His disciples used when making their case. Here are just a few of many examples:

The disciples of John reported all these things to him. And John, calling two of his disciples to him, sent them to the Lord, saying, “Are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for another?” And when the men had come to him, they said, “John the Baptist has sent us to you, saying, ‘Are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for another?’” In that hour he healed many people of diseases and plagues and evil spirits, and on many who were blind he bestowed sight. And he answered them, “Go and tell John what you have seen and heard: the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, the poor have good news preached to them. And blessed is the one who is not offended by me.” (Luke 7:18-23-ESV)

That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we looked upon and have touched with our hands, concerning the word of life—the life was made manifest, and we have seen it, and testify to it and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was made manifest to us—that which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ. (1 John 1:1-3-ESV)

For we did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty. For when he received honor and glory from God the Father, and the voice was borne to him by the Majestic Glory, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased,” we ourselves heard this very voice borne from heaven, for we were with him on the holy mountain. (2 Peter 1:16-18-ESV)

In an interview on the challenge of history as it pertains to Christianity, William Lane Craig offers the following:

Why is history so important to the Christian faith?

History is crucial to Christianity because it keeps the Christian faith from degenerating into mythology. Unless the Bible is rooted in actual historical events, there is no reason to think that Jesus of Nazareth should be any more determinative for my life today than so-called gods like Thor, Odin or Zeus or any other mythological deity. History is the vital component in Christianity because it grounds faith in fact and keeps it from being mere myth.

Do other religions have a similar interest in history?

Yes, but only in a relative sense. Other religions certainly have an historical component. One thinks of Judaism, for example, where at least among orthodox Jews, God’s acts in history like the Exodus are very important. God’s rescue of the Israelites from Egypt is the central miracle of the Old Testament. Again, history plays some role in Islam. For instance, the coming down of the Qur’an out of heaven to Muhammad is purported to be an historical event and is believed by Muslims to be God’s revelation to him.

So there are historical elements in these faiths, but they don’t have the same significance as historical events in Christianity. The reason for this is that one’s salvation in Judaism and in Islam is not a matter of historical facts; it’s a matter of being obedient to certain sorts of prescribed activities or regulations. Although these regulations arose in a certain historical context, that context doesn’t really affect the practice of the piety of those religions in any way. However, in Christianity it’s entirely different. In Christianity the saving acts of God are themselves historical acts. So if you were to remove the historicity of Jesus or the historicity of the cross, the whole basis for atonement and salvation would be removed.

So, in one sense, it’s true that history is important to these other faiths; but historical facts do not occupy the central role that the saving acts of God do in Christianity.[3]

As per William Lane Craig’s analysis regarding Islam and history, a number of Muslim scholars have affirmed that the Qur’an, Islam’s highest authority, is not a book of history. I have had this confirmed again and again by imams whom I have conversed with. Islamic scholar, Hamza Yusuf says this about the Qur’an and history:

“The Qur’an is not a history book. There are definitely historical elements in there, the Qur’an is using historical examples, but they are used in an a-historical placing. In other words, the story of Pharoah and Musa is irrelevant when it occurred, it’s even irrelevant if it occurred. What is being taught is something very powerful. The Quranic narrative is that it did occur, but that is not what is relevant from the story. The story is used as a teaching example to learn something of what happened in the past in order to avoid its repetition in the future.” [4] (For more on Islam and the Qur’an’s detachment from history, see my article, “The Qur’an & history-do they sync?” here)

 
Theologian and author Graham A. Cole sums up the importance that history should occupy in the faith of the believer:

“God is rendered in Scripture not as some kind of explanatory principle cited to make sense of the natural world. The God of the Bible is not like the idea of water in Thales, the ancient Greek philosopher. For Thales, water was the key to understanding nature. Rather the God of Scripture is the living God who creates, speaks, saves and judges. Broadly speaking, sensitivity to the historic dimension of Scripture is not an option. It is inescapable if justice is to be done to the Bible’s own content.[5]

 
Daniel L. Migliore therefore rightly argues, “If the Gospels refer to the living God acting and suffering in Christ for our salvation, if the story they tell is not simply pious fiction, then historical study can never be irrelevant for Christian faith.”[6]

References
[1] Mark A. Noll, “History,” in Dictionary for the Theological Interpretation of the Bible, Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2005, pg. 295
[2] Will Herberg, Biblical Faith as Heilsgeschichte, the Christian Scholars Review
[3] William Lane Craig, The Challenge of History: An Interview with William Lane Craig (Australian Presbyterian), http://www.reasonablefaith.org/the-challenge-of-history-an-interview-with-william-lane-craig#ixzz4qVzICmb1
[4] Hamza Yusuf, The Qur’an is Not a History Book, from lecture found here
[5] Graham A. Cole, The peril of a “historyless” systematic theology, Chapter 2-Do Historical Matters Matter to Faith, ed. James K. Hoffmeir, 2012, pg. 57
[6] Daniel L. Migliore, Faith Seeking Understanding: An Introduction to Christian Theology, Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2004, pg. 53

Resources
What Criteria Do Historians Use to Get to the Minimal Facts About the Historical Jesus?-by Wintery Knight, here
FREE E-book-Evidence for the Historical Jesus-Is the Jesus of History the Christ of Faith?-by Gary Habermas, here

Is the Bible historically reliable-Frank Turek-One-minute Apologist

The Evidence for Christianity-William Lane Craig

Top 10 Archaeological Discoveries that Authenticate the Bible

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I have had the privilege during the last couple months to present a pro-evangelism message to two different audiences here in Canada where my wife and I reside. One presentation was at an event that was specifically organized for my presentation, and another as the Sunday sermon and closing message for a denominational mission conference. My presentation’s title was The Cost of Evangelism: Its time to leave our comfort zones. (If the Lord so leads, I would be greatly blessed in assisting you in evangelism training for your church, if only to address your congregation via my presentation and sharing my evangelism experiences to get the ‘ball rolling.’ Feel free to contact me at: 4Lane.davis@gmail.com)

In my presentation, I used the definition of evangelism offered by Norman and David Geisler in their excellent book, Conversational Evangelism-how to listen and speak so you can be heard. Their definition of evangelism is:

“Evangelism is every day, and in every way, helping your nonbelieving friends to take one step closer to Jesus Christ.”

 
They follow their definition with the following emphasis:

“This means in practice that every day we need to ask ourselves, “What do I need to do today to help my nonbelieving friends take one step closer to Jesus?”

 
Building on the Geislers’ definition of evangelism, I presented the scriptural position that evangelism is a lifestyle, not just a one time experience, or something that we as Christians engage in on special occasions. Throughout my presentation I interjected my personal witnessing experiences in a variety of settings (at my job/workplace, when sitting at a coffee shop, when conversing with my neighbors, etc.) in order to illustrate how ‘sharing the Gospel’ opportunities are there “every day” if the follower of Christ is intentional, equipped and looking for such opportunities. My emphasis was that evangelism isn’t just one part of our calling, it is central to our calling. Jesus’ last words should be our first priority, (Acts 1:8), as should His first words in Matthew’s Gospel when calling His disciples, “Follow me and I will make you become fishers of men.” (Matt. 4:19)

In regard to our Christian calling, Os Guinness states,

Calling is the truth that God calls us to himself so decisively that everything we are, everything we do, and everything we have is invested with a special devotion, dynamism, and direction lived out as a response to his summons and serviceCalling reminds Christians ceaselessly that, far from having arrived, a Christian is someone who in this life is always on the road as “a follower of Christ” and a follower of “the Way…Calling is not only a matter of being and doing what we are but also of becoming what we are not yet but are called by God to be…nothing short of God’s call can ground and fulfill the truest human desire for purpose. (1)

 
I shared with the audience that God uses not so much gifts for evangelism (though there is a biblical gift of evangelism) but the faithfulness of thousands and millions of Christians who would never consider evangelism  their gift. That you and I may conclude that we are not gifted for the task of evangelism, but that does not absolve us of the responsibility to obey. It is still our duty. God may unusually anoint a Peter and a Paul, a Dwight L Moody, a Spurgeon, a Billy Graham, but He calls each of us to share the good news.

As Matthew Henry so succinctly said, “The powerful influences of the Holy Spirit bind the true Christian to his duty.

After introducing the definition of evangelism, I showed the audience the following insightful video clip which highlights the reasons that Christians do not share the Gospel.

Why Christians Don’t Share Their Faith with Others

After viewing the video I made a list of the points mentioned and divided them into three sections:

1) Fear, fear and fear
2) Apathy/complacency/too busy
3) Lack of training

 
I covered points 1 and 2 emphasizing the need to become ‘soul conscience’, that we must realize everyone has a soul and that soul will spend eternity in heaven or hell as Jesus made clear in Luke 16 regarding the fate of the rich man and Lazarus who had died. Every time we come into contact with someone we must be sensitive to the fact that they will spend eternity somewhere, and that soul consciousness will help to remedy apathy and complacency.

As Alexander Maclaren stated, “Tell me the depth of a Christian’s compassion, and I will tell you the measure of their usefulness.”

Norman and David present the ambassador’s challenge to each Christian-“…keep in mind that our struggles in evangelism are not primarily about methodology but about maturity. Do we have a heart for God and do we care about the things God cares about (lost people)? If we have God’s heart, we will do whatever we can to advance His kingdom purposes in every conversation we have with our nonbelieving friends.”

The next portion of the presentation was devoted to the joy of evangelism, highlighting John’s first epistle. After presenting an apologetic regarding the eyewitness testimony of the disciples, John gives the reason for his writing and sharing the Good News, “and we are writing these things so that our joy may be complete. (1 John 1:4) Even if we are enjoying our walk with Christ, our Christian experience is still incomplete until we can share it with another. This is the dynamics of joy and it must complete its circuit in order to be fully realized. The greatest thing we can do to excel in our own walk and joy in the Lord is to be engaged in sharing this joy with others. Os Guinness nothing short of God’s call can ground and fulfill the truest human desire for purpose.

John Piper once said that his Dad was the happiest man he’s ever known. When asking his Dad, “what would you say Dad, in a word, is a key to a life-time of happiness?” His Dad without hesitation said, “Tell somebody about Jesus.”

Point 3 from the above list is what I consider to be of vital importance, that of training each member of the congregation to be an ambassador for Christ (2 Cor. 5:17-20) to their family members, co-workers, fellow-students, neighbors, and those that they meet during their day-to-day activities. Sadly, this training is not happening in the majority of churches in North America, which is borne out in the following statistics:

95% of all Christians have never won a soul to Christ.
80% of all Christians do not consistently witness for Christ.
Less than 2% are involved in the ministry of evangelism.
71% do not give toward the financing of the great Commission.(2)

 
It is a sobering reality that nearly 80% of unchurched people say they would engage in a spiritual or faith conversation, but that only 30% of Christians are actually telling people about Jesus.

I believe strongly that unless a church has an evangelism training program for their congregants, these statistics will not change, especially here in North America. There are so many equipping resources at our disposal that they amount to an ’embarrassment of training riches.’ So why aren’t we using them? (I have included such resources at the end of this article. Also, the list of web sites in the right column of this site’s home page offers the best evangelism resources available.)

I have visited a number of Christian bookstores, both in the U.S. and Canada, and when I ask where their evangelism resource section is I am often met with a blank stare as if evangelism was a foreign concept. At other times I am escorted to a small section in the back of the store where there is a small rack of Gospel tracts. Most of the store is used for displaying coffee mugs, posters, painting, key chains, etc., not to mention the plethora of books (many of which are ‘self-help’ oriented) on strengthening one’s Christian walk, etc. As mentioned above, even if we are enjoying our walk with Christ, our Christian experience is still incomplete until we can share it with another. This is the dynamics of joy and it must complete its circuit in order to be fully realized. The greatest thing we can do to excel in our own walk and joy in the Lord is to be engaged in sharing this joy with others.

I will conclude this article with a quote from Norman and David Geislers’ book, Conversational Evangelism, which in my view embodies the purpose, meaning, duty and calling that each of us as Christians has been given by our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ: “You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide…” (John 15:16) “For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.” (Luke 19:10)

“In spite of your great trepidation, your friend tells you it will be an experience worth remembering. You ignore your fear and tell yourself you’ll by okay. So you step into the roller coaster and strap yourself down knowing that if you just make it through to the end in one piece, that will be a great success. You may not even entertain the possibility that you will enjoy the ride. The bottom line is to just get through it so you can say that you’ve done it.

In many ways doing evangelism these days can be much like riding a roller coaster. You don’t really want to do it, and you certainly don’t expect to enjoy it. Worst of all, through the ups and downs, you always feel like you end up where you originally began.

But what if evangelism could be different? What if it could be something you do, not only because you have an obligation to do it, but more importantly because you see in very tangible ways how your obedience to Christ can make a difference in the lives of those you care most to reach? What if it can be something you enjoy doing so much that you end up doing it every day for the rest of your life? What if, as a result of learning how to effectively build bridges to the Gospel, you feel more and more compelled to make the most of every encounter with your nonbelieving friends to help them take steps to the cross?

This book is an attempt to make this a possibility in the life of the average Christian who increasingly finds it difficult to witness to those in a post-Christian world. Provided that we have the right framework for what evangelism is and have been equipped to engage people in our contra-Christian culture, we believe that not only can we make progress in our witness to people, but we can even enjoy the ride.”

I highly recommend the book, Conversational Evangelism for small and large study groups. It is one of the best contemporary evangelism training tools on the market. Interactive and engaging. Please avail yourself of it.
For a comprehensive book review of Conversational Evangelism, go here

Why Don’t Christians Witness-by Bobby Conway-One Minute Apologist

Conversational Evangelism-Q & A-by David Geisler

Resources

Ravi Zacharias Ministries-rzim.org
Stand to Reason-Greg Koukl-str.org
Cold Case Christianity-by J. Warner Wallace-coldcasechristianity.com
Want to share the Gospel?-Start with this question-Greg Koukl, here
It’s Time to Get Uncomfortable and Move Out of Our ‘comfort zone’-by Lane, here
The Intellectual ‘ostrich’-Pt. 1-‘apologetics isn’t for me’-Really? It’s time to open your Bible-by Lane, here
The Intellectual ‘ostrich’-Pt. 2-Survival to influence…the embarrassment of riches-by Lane, here
The Art of Asking Questions-the best defense is a good offense-by Lane, here

References
1) Os Guinness, The Call-Finding and Fulfilling the Central Purpose of Your Life, W Publishing Group, 2003, pp. 102, 30, 4
2) Michael Parrott, Street Level Evangelism, Where is the Space for the Local Evangelist, Acts Evangelism, Spokane, WA, 1993, pp. 9-11.

The DEFEND Apologetics Conference will be held on Jan. 7-11, 2019, at the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
3939 Gentilly Blvd. New Orleans, LA 70126

Info for registration here

Conference speakers include:
Abdu Murray
Frank Turek
Gary Habermas
Craig Hazen
and more