What is Apologetics?
"Christian Apologetics" addresses issues such as Deism, Theism, Christ's authority, and inspiration of the Bible. Classical apologetics is a method of apologetics that begins by first employing various theistic arguments to establish the existence of God. Classical apologists will often utilize various forms of the cosmological, teleological (Design), ontological, and moral arguments to prove God's existence. Once God's existence has been established, the classical apologist will then move on to present evidence from fulfilled prophecy, the historical reliability of Scripture, and the bodily resurrection of Jesus to distinguish Christianity from all other competing forms of theism.
Classical apologetics (also known as traditional apologetics) has as its distinctive feature a two-step approach to establishing a Christian worldview. Classical apologists are often hesitant to make an argument directly from miracles to the biblical God. Rather, they prefer to appeal to miracles after having already established a theistic context. Modern proponents of classical apologetics include R.C. Sproul, William Lane Craig, and Norman Geisler (the father of David Geisler).
About our Conference Speaker:
Dr. David Geisler is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary and Southern Evangelical Seminary (Doc. of Ministries in Apologetics) and has been involved in Church and para-church Ministry for over 25 years. He is currently the President of Norm Geisler International Ministries (NGIM) which is based in Charlotte, N.C. In 1994, he was hired by the graduate branch of Campus Crusade for Christ to help develop a national pilot program at U.T. Austin to reach skeptical graduate students. What he discovered is that there is a real need for Christian ministries to understand how to do process evangelism, especially with those more skeptically minded. As a result, in 2000 he started Meekness and Truth™ Ministries which is now part of Norm Geisler International Ministries