The Complete Apologist
Four Essentials Every Christian Is Called to Embrace
by Donald T. Williams
American conservative Christians are not as biblical as we think we are. While we are clearly commanded always to be ready to make a defense to anyone who asks a reason for the hope that is within us (1 Pet. 3:15), vast swaths of us think it is somehow unspiritual to obey this biblical commandment. While we now have an Apologetics Industrial Complex with enough interested consumers to keep it in business, it has virtually no influence on the rank and file in the pews, the conduct of life in the church, or the practice of evangelism outside the closed circle of apologetics nerds. Therefore, we need some theses on this critical and essential but much misunderstood branch of Christian theology and ministry.
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Donald T. Williams Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus of Toccoa Falls College and the author of Deeper Magic: The Theology Behind the Writings of C. S. Lewis (Square Halo Books, 2016) and Ninety-Five Theses for a New Reformation: A Road Map for Post-Evangelical Christianity (Semper Reformanda Publications, 2021).
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