Apologetics.Bible Provides the Best Training Resources for Explaining Christianity
We talk with Steven Garofalo of Reason For Truth about its dedicated website for apologetics and how their ministry accomplishes its mission by providing resources and training.
What is Apologetics.Bible?
Apologetics.Bible is all about APOLOGETICS. This site is dedicated to best-in-class training in Christian apologetics to equip believers in Jesus Christ to give an answer for the hope that lies within them (1 Peter 3:15).
Apologetics is the discipline that deals with a rational defense of Christian faith. It comes from the Greek word apologia which means to give a reason or defense. Being ready is not just having the right information, it is also an attitude of readiness and eagerness to share the truth of what we believe. This is essential to both pre-evangelism as well as evangelism in the 21st Post-Modern culture we find ourselves in today.
What is the ministry that runs Apologetics.Bible?
Apologetics.Bible is hosted by Reason For Truth (ReasonForTruth.Org), an apologetics and evangelism ministry dedicated to equipping youth, families, and church leadership to share their faith in our 21st Century post-modern culture.
Post-modernism has breached the church and three out of four Christian college students leave their faith after the four year college experience; most after their first year at the university. Our goal is to stem the tide by equipping you, your church, leadership, youth and families to better defend and advance the Christian faith through various means.
Reason for Truth provide free resources such as the Reason For Truth podcast, articles, and seminar training. Additionally, Reason for Truth has a special relationship with Southern Evangelical Seminary (SES), hosting the longest running apologetics conference, the “National Conference On Christian Apologetics”, held annually in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Why did Reason For Truth launch a second website? How does this website complement the existing ministry website of Reason For Truth?
The main reason for our launching a second website was to create a point of reference from Bible to Apologetics. In this way, we are bringing in unique best-in-class resources such as Southern Evangelical Seminary to be part of this single resource whereby students, parents, churches, and church leaders can get equipped on multiple levels.
Apologetics.Bible connects the reader with resources including the widely downloaded Reason For Truth Podcast, articles, free Reason For Truth App, the largest and oldest apologetics conference, seminars and smaller conferences, speaking resources, as well as seminary-level training. Christian Apologetics and the Bible go hand-in-hand and the domain Apologetics.Bible is a perfect match.
What kind of response to Apologetics.Bible have you seen so far?
We have seen a substantial uptick in website traffic, inquiries for us to go out and train individuals coast-to-coast, increased podcast downloads and subscriptions, and conference attendance.
What are the future plans for Apologetics.Bible?
We plan to add resources and make apologetics a more standard discipline within the Church and among students. We have a number of plans to expand our seminar offering, which includes a basics in apologetics training to be offered through Apologetics.Bible by 2nd or 3rd quarter of 2016.
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