Apologetics and the Church: Building the faithful and winning the lost
Paul Coulter is a former lecturer in Practical Theology and Missiology at the Belfast Bible College. He is currently on Sabbatical and will soon begin a new post with Living Leadership. Paul is also a member of the Evangelical Alliance UK Council and serves on the board for New Horizon Ministries.
Apologetics is an awful name for a great idea. It sounds like we are apologising for something – desperately trying to convince people to believe – or trying to make other people apologise to us – arrogant people more interested in winning arguments than winning people. So, let me begin defining ‘apologetics’:
Thinking through and sharing a reasoned case for the Christian faith.