NextLevel Online: Apologetics
by Chad Ragsdale
What is Apologetics?
Session 1 is an introduction to Apologetics. This session helps us understand its meaning and what it says about Christian faith.
The Method of Apologetics
In this session, Chad talked about several different reasons why people don’t believe and how to defend our faith. It is also includes an explanation why we have to always “remember the goal".
Faith and Doubt
In this session, Chad talked about external and internal confirmation for faith.
Three different kinds of truth is introduced in this session.
In this session, Chad outlined several arguments for God’s existence.
God (Part 2)
This sesion presents an argument that we each have a longing within us for meaning which cannot be satisfied by anything in this world. In this session. The four “echoes of Eden is also exlpained in this sesion.
Chad listed four minimal facts regarding the resurrection in this session.
Chad said in this session that our first response to suffering should not necessarily be apologetics but pastoral. What is most needed from us when we are going through pain and suffering?
This session explains that there are some things about Christianity that are a scandal to many people today. Chad argued that Christianity is not anti-progress, but has actually led to progress whenever it is introduced into a culture.
In this session, Chad explains that culture is the concrete expression of abstract ideas and values. One of the ways that we engage our culture is to look at what our culture produces and identify what sorts of values are being communicated.