Higher Thoughts on Christian Apologetics

Christian Apologetics supports Discipleship and Evangelism!

"apologia," 1. defense, as a legal technical term, a speech in defense of oneself; reply, verbal defense; 2. as a religious technical term, defense of the Gospel message from false teaching (Friberg Lexicon)


What is Christian Apologetics?

What is Christian apologetics and who is it for? The Bible tells every Christian to "always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you" (1 Peter 3:15). Christian Apologetics is for all Christians, each and every believer!

The word for “defense” in 1 Peter 3:15 is derived from the Greek word “apologia” and it is from this biblical Greek word that we get the term and meaning for “apologetics.” The word means to give a defense of the Gospel, especially from false teachings.

Far from being sorry for something, Christian apologetics is carrying out this important biblical mandate. Prepared and ready - always ready to give a defense for our faith and always ready to share our faith.


Apologetics supports and encourages Discipleship...

In today's busy world, the reality is that while many Christians want to grow and be better equipped to defend and share their faith, often many believers simply do not have the extra time, or the means and materials, to properly study and train on their own.

Higher Thoughts helps believers to better know what they believe, and importantly, why they believe it. As Christians learn how to better explain and support their faith, they also grow in their faith. Apologetics promotes a biblical worldview and helps Christians to exercise biblical discernment as they are equipped and encouraged to not only defend, but to share their faith.

As believers hear the sound, sensible evidence affirming their Christian beliefs, their faith is strengthened! In today's pluralistic, relativistic, often anti-Christian culture, this is important and is needed. Click the menu link on the left to learn more about Apologetics and Discipleship!

At Higher Thoughts, Christian Apologetics helps believers to think biblically and live biblically!


Apologetics supports and encourages Evangelism...

Apologetics can equip Christians to more easily meet people where they are, talk with them, and give sensible answers to their questions, and ultimately tell them about Jesus Christ.

Many Christians today want to be better witnesses, better able to both share and defend their faith. They want to reach their friends and loved ones, co-workers and classmates, but they often don’t feel confident or ready to respond to the doubts, questions, or objections they know may come.

Apologetics never replaces faith, nor is it meant to, yet apologetics can help remove the doubts or stumbling blocks someone may have so they will be receptive to hearing the truths of the Bible and the Good News of the Gospel.

At Higher Thoughts, Christian Apologetics is reaching both the mind and heart while speaking the truth in love.

In reaching out to today's world, a Christian must be ready to dialogue with someone or answer sincere questions before someone may be willing to listen to the Gospel of Jesus Christ...

But if one stumbling block is removed...

If one soul is saved for eternity...

Let Us Be Ready!

"But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord.
Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that is in you.
But do this with gentleness and respect."1 Peter 3:15