I spend a lot of my day reading and studying Apologetics and Christian Theology. There are a lot of reasons why I find the studies of these two subjects interesting. Theology helps me to better understand the concepts of God and the nature of religious ideas. The Bishop of Hippo, Augustine, defined theology as “reasoning or discussion concerning the Deity.” Theologians use various forms of analysis and argument (philosophical, ethnographic, historical, spiritual and others) to help understand, explain, test, critique, defend or promote any of myriad religious topics.
I study Apologetics because the Bible commands that all believers:
Be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander. 1 Peter 3:15-16
Christianity is attacked, mocked, ridiculed, and challenged by many people in our society. Many have legitimate questions, while others just have a hatred of all religions, but especially Christianity. In posts to come on this blog, I will expound on these topics and more. I just wanted for now to leave you with a list of book that I am currently reading on Theology and Apologetics. I urge anyone who has questions about Christianity that they want answered honestly to read any one of these books.
Have a Blessed Day
- What’s So Great About Christianity by Dinesh D’Souza
- Truth Overruled by Ryan T. Anderson
- Holy Fire by R.T. Kendall
- Darwin’s Doubt by Stephen C. Meyer
- The Moody Handbook of Theology 25th Anniversary Edition by Paul Enns
- Augustine on the Christian Life by Gerald Bray