Category: Apologetics

Apologetics in Service of the Gospel

It is sometimes said that apologetics is a waste of time because no one comes to Christ through apologetics. You can’t, after all, argue someone into the Kingdom. Now, it may come as a bit of a shock, but I (being a professor of apologetics) actually agree t... Read More »

Dear Pastor: Apologetics is a standard operating feature of Gospel-centered ministry

Let me begin by making a claim that many will find rather contentious: Apologetic ministry—the ministry of commending and defending the “faith which was once for all handed down to the saints” (Jude 3)—is a vital and essential part of Gospel-centered, ... Read More »

The Miracle of Christmas

And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us (John 1:14a) On the scale of crazy, this claim is tops. There’s no doubt that the Gospels trade in the extraordinary throughout Jesus’ earthly ministry. Walking on water, multiplying fishes and loaves, and even... Read More »

Defending The Faith Like The Early Church

The good work of defending the Christian faith is nothing new. The Apostle Paul inaugurated the tradition of Christian apologetics when he ascended Mars Hill and engaged the Athenians.[1] In the ensuing years, many other early Christians, especially in the sec... Read More »

Should I get a PhD in Apologetics?

The short answer is “no.” The longer answer is “for almost everyone, still no.” The even longer and needlessly provocative answer is that “any PhD gained by a Christian has (or should have) Apologetics in it.” I often get asked the title question, ... Read More »

Preparing your kids for the apologetic challenges for all of life

Most of us make up our minds on worldview matters when we are relatively young. The process of worldview formation itself begins as early as one starts to form thoughts about the world. When we are young, we absorb (as if by a process of osmosis) categories an... Read More »

What is the Value of Apologetics?

There are, on my view, a variety of values that can be had by practicing what we call Apologetics. Let’s first say what Apologetics is as a discipline. In its most general sense, apologetics is a preparatory discipline where one readies oneself to commend an... Read More »

The Inerrancy and Historicity of Genesis 1-3, Part 4

Editor’s Note: In this four-part series on “The Inerrancy and Historicity of Genesis 1-3,” Dr. John Yeo will examine: What is Biblical Inerrancy? What is the Literary Genre of Genesis 1-3? How Should I Interpret Genesis 1-3? Is Genesis 1-3 Hi... Read More »

The Inerrancy and Historicity of Genesis 1-3, Part 1

Editor’s Note: In this four-part series on “The Inerrancy and Historicity of Genesis 1-3,” Dr. John Yeo will examine: What is Biblical Inerrancy? What is the Literary Genre of Genesis 1-3? How Should I Interpret Genesis 1-3? Is Genesis 1-3 Hi... Read More »

Climate change faces reality check

OK, so did anyone else read about the leaked copy of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s sixth assessment on climate change?... Read More »