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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.

Abstract Background


In Greek, 'apologia' is the word for 

a detailed legal defense that

provides evidence for a position.


Click the PPT icon for weekly notes.

Click the video icon to watch each week.

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 3 - OFF

Long Holiday Weekend

July 10

More about the Bible - Part 2.


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 by Pontius Pilate 

on a cross?  Any evidence He was 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, things like:

Heaven? Hell? Satan? Angels? Demons?

August 21

Is there really life after death? Do people go to

heaven or hell?  Is there going to be a new body?

August 28

How can Jesus be the ONLY way to God? What about other religions? Why would a loving God send someone to hell?  What if someone never heard of Jesus?

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