I always like to remind people that apologetics is not just “offensive” (i.e., exposing the bad stuff), but it is also defensive (defending the faith). The defensive aspect needs to include the knowledge necessary to defend your faith against all types of attacks on all parts of doctrine and practice. For this reason, I like to provide links to articles I come across which I think will be good tools for increasing knowledge of the faith.
Many cults, including those such as the Mormons, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Christadelphians, and others who deny the deity of Christ, tend to claim that the Bible does not teach Jesus is God. Instead, they claim, this was a late development of man. The Cripplegate gives some really good examples from Scripture and early church writings which speak of the deity of Christ. (I also wrote an article using logic to prove the doctrine of the Trinity, which includes the deity of Christ, just by using the Bible.)
This last article from the Cripplegate explains why the story of David and Goliath has been misunderstood.
Why Did Christianity Grow? Kevin DeYoung gives and excellent answer to that question.
J.Warner Wallace tells us why EVERY Christian needs to be an apologist for the faith, so that EVERY Christian can be a sheepdog protecting the flock from wolves.
An interesting article by Mark Tooley is “Liberal Religion and Easter Victory.” Quite appropriate for the season.
Are there Biblical grounds for divorce? There is a lot of debate and disagreement among Christians as to whether there is a biblical reason, as well as whether one who is divorced can remarry. I personally believer there are two biblical reasons: sexual immorality and abandonment. I also think that biblical remarriage is possible for Biblical divorces. While I will not entertain discussions on this topic (because it gets divisive), I think this article by Rick Phillips should give everyone some food for thought.
Now that we’ve come to the topic of marriage, the last two articles are in regards to what marriage is.
Tim Challies reports on a new commentary on the Song of Solomon. I read Challies’ citation from the opening chapter to the book and that led me to place an order for it!