Series: Defending the Faith

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Review and Examples

We conclude our series on Defending the Faith with a brief review of the core principles of covenantal apologetics. We then turn to an example of an apologetic encounter and study the strengths and weaknesses of the representative arguments.

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Proof and Evidences

In our penultimate lesson on defending the faith, we look at the nature and proper use of proof and evidences. We focus on Acts 17:16ff as a prime biblical example of an apologetic encounter.

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Apologetic Method

We transition to the last segment in our series on defending the faith with a look at apologetic method. Not all methods are created equal, and we look at how our particular approach to defending the faith must be in accord with the truths we seek to defend.

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Presuppositions

We continue our series on defending the faith by looking at presuppositions. John Frame defines an ultimate presupposition as “a basic heart-commitment, an ultimate trust.” In this lesson, we explore how these fundamental commitments of our hearts should influence how we defend the truth of the gospel to others. Download the handout

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Common Grace

In this lesson, we explore how the antithesis can be “bridged” through an understanding of common grace and the image of God. Download the handout

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Revelation

In this lesson, we explore how God makes himself known through general and special revelation, and climactically in the resurrected Christ.

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Who and What Is God?

As we continue our series on Defending the Faith, we explore the doctrine of God. We look at God’s Trinity, transcendence, and how he condescends to us through covenant.