Christian apologetics serves two roles: 1) Answering objections from critics, and 2) Strengthening the faith of believers. This group will strive to serve both roles. We will do this by discussing apologetics-related issues, recommending sources where people can find further information, and providing an environment where people who are involved in Christian apologetics can network with each other.
I would like to start a discussion of The Ultimate Proof of Creation: Resolving the Origins Debate by Jason Lisle of Answers in Genesis. This book deals with the debate of creation vs. evolution, but the book is more a primer on Bahnsenian presuppositional apologetics with applications focusing on creation vs. evolution.
Who has read How Should We Then Live? or watched the videos? What do you think?
Neocutis in San Francisco has admitted to using skin cells from an aborted boy in its anti-aging cream. In response to protests, Neocutis claims that the cells were acquired in a responsible and ethical way (article here). This is a sign of how seriously Western society devalues human life. This procedure involves not only the killing of children but also harvesting them for our own use.
What are your thoughts on apologetics methods?
I originally learned classical and evidential apologetics, but I see great value in presuppositional apologetics. It is great when responding to atheism, but I wonder how it can be applied to other religions. I would welcome any comments on its uses with other religions, and any criticisms of the method in general.
Is anyone planning to go to the National Apologetics Conference in Matthews, NC on Nov. 13-14?
My article, "Can Morality Be Based in Our 'Selfish' Evolutionary Past?" in the next Christian Research Journal is announced here. It is a response to Richard Dawkins' attempt to base morality on evolution.
How would you respond to the claim that a person can be moral without God or religion?
Let's start with something light.
1) How are you involved in apologetics?
2) Which areas of apologetics interest you? (theological, philosophical, scientific, historical, etc)
3) How would you describe your approach to apologetics? (classical, evidential, presuppositional)
4) Who are your favorite Christian apologists?
5) Name some topics which you would like to discuss.