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Apologetics vs. Evangelism?

For Gospel-minded Christians, sharing the Gospel must be the priority. So yes, evangelism is typically the driving approach. Apologetics is then a tool that can be utilised in evangelism when specific ...
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URLs for Christian Polemic Repositories

I saw this partial definition of polemics in a google search "A polemicist is a person who attacks someone else with written or spoken words. If you're a polemicist, you have very strong ...
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Convince a Heathen Theologian with 25 years of Experience

I will offer what may be, perhaps, the least favorite answer to the question of how would you Convince a Heathen Theologian with 25 years of Experience. I would not. Humanity is replete with those who ...
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What specific strategies exist in apologetics to effectively engage and persuade individuals who adhere to pagan beliefs?

Effective Apologetic Strategies There are several Apologetic Strategies that are effective in convincing pagan (heathen, idolatrous, polytheistic) people to become disciples of Jesus. But which one is ...
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What specific strategies exist in apologetics to effectively engage and persuade individuals who adhere to pagan beliefs?

And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God. For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and ...
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Apologetics vs. Evangelism?

Expanding the horizon of "evangelism" First, a note about how you frame evangelism. Evangelism is broader than "preaching of the gospel with Spirit and power" which smacks of the ...
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What formal methods and criteria could be used to evaluate the message of the bible?

I used to be in the same position as your friend, and it took me many years to take the claims of the Bible seriously. At the time, I was doing a degree in Philosophy of Science, which discusses the ...
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Apologetics vs. Evangelism?

Fallacy of Logic There is a fallacy of logic called the Either/Or Fallacy. Understanding of this reveals the fact that quite often there are more answer to a dilemma than "two" that were ...
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What specific strategies exist in apologetics to effectively engage and persuade individuals who adhere to pagan beliefs?

What specific strategies exist in apologetics to effectively engage and persuade individuals who adhere to pagan beliefs? This will depend on the historical circumstances of the region in question as ...
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Convince a Heathen Theologian with 25 years of Experience

Presuppositions Any debate, research, or even dialogue, is founded grounded, and sounded upon presuppositions held by the contestants involved. This being so, knowledgeable apologists do not begin by ...
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Convince a Heathen Theologian with 25 years of Experience

How to Convert a Hellenist Heathen This view can be roughly described under a modern version of Hellenism. The main agenda to preach this person should be to prove that the revelation of the Jewish ...
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Convince a Heathen Theologian with 25 years of Experience

All people have faith. There is no such thing as religion or science either in the absence of faith. Faith is the expectation of things which are not seen, which are true. Why would he engage in a ...
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What is the difference between a missionary and an apologist when it comes to proselytizing for the Christian faith?

My brief answer follows. I'm married to a missionary and am in a social network of other missionaries all of whom have left our home country. I would not describe any of the missionaries I know ...
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What is the difference between a missionary and an apologist when it comes to proselytizing for the Christian faith?

Similarities Both need to know the Bible very well as well as the chosen theological framework (plus the supporting documents & literature) that they want to promote and teach others Both need to ...
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What formal methods and criteria could be used to evaluate the message of the bible?

From a traditional Protestant point of view, according to the Bible, our highest authority is the Bible. It must be because "all Scripture is given by inspiration of God" (2 Timothy 3:16), ...
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What is the Alpha Course?

Alpha's approach to Christianity involves a distinction between the basic kerygma and subsequent catechesis. In that sense, it is pre-catechetical and a form of mere Christianity. The course is not ...
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