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.
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.
We put our theological foundation to further use by exploring biblical strategies and tactics for defending the faith.
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.
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
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
In this lesson, we explore the covenantal difference between believers and unbelievers.
In this lesson, we explore man as created in the image of God.
In this lesson, we explore how God makes himself known through general and special revelation, and climactically in the resurrected Christ.
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.