Why Care About Apologetics?

December 28, 2023

Why Care About Apologetics?

Jesus appealed to prophecies and to his “works” do call people to faith in him. Peter and Paul used apologetic methods suited for their audiences. Daniel Yoder thoughtfully introduces a few topics and methods of Christian apologetics (from the Greek apologia, “defense, answer”) and defends the importance of this mode of thinking for strengthening believers and for engaging with unbelievers. While Anabaptists may have invested less in formal apologetics than some other traditions, the early Anabaptists very much cared about proclaiming Jesus as Lord and explaining their beliefs to others. This is an example we should follow.

Episode Guest Info

Daniel Yoder

Daniel Yoder, his wife Heidi, and their two-year-old foster son live in Elnora, IN. Daniel teaches various courses at Elnora Bible Institute, including in the Bible, theology, history, and apologetics departments. While he enjoys studying a wide range of subjects, the field of Christian apologetics is of particular interest to him.

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Episode Host

Marlin Sommers

Marlin and Meredith live with their five precious children in southeast Tennessee. Marlin has been trained in philosophy and carpentry, and enjoys pushing into other areas, such as mechanics and biblical Greek. Marlin works at Kingdom Channels and Anabaptist Perspectives in finance, communications, and other roles that are harder to describe. He is slowly endeavoring to put his public brain on his website marlin.work.

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