Apologetics comes from the Greek word ‘Apologia’ (ἀπολογία), usually used within a court-room setting, to mean providing a ‘defense’ or ‘justification’. Apologetics, more broadly, is the practice and discipline of defending one’s faith, and providing reasons for one’s belief, i.e. faith. In our setting we are focusing on equipping people to be able to explain their faith to others.
Why do apologetics?
• To build your confidence in sharing your faith.
• To grow in understanding of your faith.
• To love truth.
• To be ready to provide a reason for the hope that it is in you (1 Peter 3:15).
1Giunta, Blake. "BeliefMap Apologetics: Evaluate God's existence and Jesus' resurrection." BeliefMap Apologetics: Evaluate God's existence and Jesus' resurrection. Visit <https://beliefmap.org/>.