Newsweek magazine recently reported that “the Christian God … is less of a force in American politics and culture than at any other time in recent memory.” Christianity, it seems, is weathering unprecedented attacks from outside the church. Yet there’s evidence it also is crumbling from within as many Christians, impacted by Western culture, prefer emotional experience and entertainment to sound doctrine. For Christians, there has never been a more important time to know what we believe, why we believe, and how to share our faith with an increasingly skeptical – and lost – world.
Apologetics 101 provides a basis for learning to defend the Christian faith. This introductory workshop at Brentwood Baptist Church will feature four sessions: 1) What is apologetics? 2) How do I know the Bible is true? 3) Who’s the real Jesus? And 4) How can I counter false teachings? The workshop will be held from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 25, in the Connection Center Room 2010. The café will be open at 7:30 a.m. and offer lunch at noon. Facilitating the workshop is Rob Phillips, an apologetics instructor certified by the North American Mission Board.