Northview Church Hosts Apologetics Conference

By March 1, 2013Faith

Northview Community Church is hosting the 2013 Apologetics Conference Friday, March 1 and Saturday March 2. Apologetics Canada is a ministry of Christian Education Ministries International (CEMI) in Canada and in the US. Andy Steiger is the director of Apologetics Canada.

Apologetics Canada seeks to provide seminars, conferences and resources for people to become and stay fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ in Canada and around the world.

Apologetics comes from the greek word apologia, meaning to give an answer or defense, specifically of Christian truth claims. The Apostle Peter exhorts all Christians to be prepared to give an apologia for the hope we have in Christ (1 Peter 3:15).

Apologetics is about Christians understanding what they believe and why, and knowing how to effectively communicate those beliefs. Apologetics is not a new trend but a Christian tradition.

It has been a critical task of Christians for millennia and is as important today as ever before. R.C. Sproul calls this the most anti-intellectual period in the history of the church and that is something we believe needs to change. We believe along with C.S. Lewis who wrote, “Good philosophy must exist, if for no other reason, because bad philosophy needs to be answered” (The Weight of Glory). Every Christian needs to be able to give an answer, a reasonable one, for why they are followers of Jesus Christ with winsomeness and precision.

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