12-Week Summer Series at Calvary Chapel Santa Barbara
The Greek word 'apologia' means 'legal defense' and is used by
Peter in his first letter [chapter 3 - verse 15] when he writes,
"Always be prepared to give an 'apologia' to everyone who
asks you for an 'account' [logos] of the hope within you".
This study covers 15 topics in the form of 20 typical questions
that a Skeptic asks - and then examines sound, logical, rational, thoughtful replies from the well-equipped Believer.
Each week Dr. Newton focuses on key issues within each question and presents strong evidence for the Christian response, and how best to interact with those who ask about why we believe.
In Greek 'apologia' is the word for
a detailed legal defense that
provides evidence for a position
Schedule of Apologetics
June 7 What’s your Worldview?
Why is worldview important to Apologetics?
Is there a God? Any proof that God exists?
June 12 How do you explain the origins of the
universe and life? Isn’t evolution proven fact?
June 19 More conversation on origins.
What about design?
June 26 What about the Bible? Is it true/reliable? Doesn’t it have errors?
July 6 More about the Bible.
July 10 OFF
July 17 Is there such a thing as absolute truth?
How does that differ from relative truth?
July 24 Was there really a Jesus from Nazareth in
the 1st Century AD time of Rome? Was he
executed on a cross? Was he resurrected?
July 31 Is there evil? Why is there pain, suffering,
death? What about morality, reason, logic?
August 7 Can there really be miracles? Don’t miracles
violate the basic principles of natural law?
August 14 Is there a supernatural, like life after death?
heaven? hell? Satan? angels? demons?
August 21 How can Jesus be the only way to God?
What about all the other religions?
August 28 Why would a loving God send someone to
hell? What if someone never heard of Jesus?