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, NOTES & VIDEO
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What’s your Worldview? Why is worldview important to Apologetics? Is there a God? Any proof that God exists?
How do you explain the origins of the universe and life?
Isn’t evolution proven fact?
More conversation on origins. What about design?
What about the Bible? Is it true/reliable?
Doesn’t it have errors?
July 3 - OFF
Long Holiday Weekend
More about the Bible - Part 2.
Is there such a thing as Absolute truth?
How does that differ from Relative truth?
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?
Is there evil? Why is there pain, suffering, death?
What about morality, reason, logic?
Can there really be miracles? Don’t miracles violate the basic principles of natural law?
Is there a supernatural, things like:
Heaven? Hell? Satan? Angels? Demons?
Is there really life after death? Do people go to
heaven or hell? Is there going to be a new body?
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?