The Apologetics of St. Augustine (A)

The Apologetics of St. Augustine (A)

May 5, 2008  |  Joe Boot

It is necessary to have an integrated view of the human person and a holistic view of the quest for truth and happiness. Philosophy is the love of wisdom, which is Christ, and wisdom is concerned with living out real life oriented toward God. In our day, integrated thinking desperately needs to be recovered. People need to not only know what is true, but also how to live and how to embrace happiness. Truth and wisdom are inescapably connected to happiness.

The Apologetics of St. Augustine (B)

The Apologetics of St. Augustine (B)

May 5, 2008  |  Joe Boot

Each of us has a story. A Christian's love for truth will always communicate powerfully. Truth is personal and relational. Without the incarnation of Christ, we would despair of ourselves.

Presuppositions and Conversations

Presuppositions and Conversations

May 5, 2008  |  Joe Boot

In evangelism Christians tend to monologue, but conversation through dialogue is crucial for apologetic engagement. To communicate meaningfully means we imitate our Creator who has made us in His image. Our God is a living God who genuinely interacts with His creatures.

The Gospel Net in a Sea of Faiths (A)

The Gospel Net in a Sea of Faiths (A)

April 30, 2008  |  Joe Boot

There is no neutrality in how one responds to the claims of Christ. Because the world rejects God's word in scripture, it rejects The Word made flesh. Only if we ourselves are captivated by Christ and his glorious gospel, will we cling to him and faithfully call others to do the same.

The Gospel Net in a Sea of Faiths (B)

The Gospel Net in a Sea of Faiths (B)

April 30, 2008  |  Joe Boot

People love darkness rather than light because their deeds are evil. In appealing to the gospel we are appealing to a truth that is known but suppressed. This is a moral confrontation and we must bring people into the light by the enlightening work of the Holy Spirit.

Thirsty Souls and Living Water

Thirsty Souls and Living Water

April 28, 2008  |  Joe Boot

As Christians we are to recognize the human condition of those alienated from Christ and have compassion on them. The gospel message forces us to face reality, and those who reject God experience despair and hopelessness.

With No Apology: What About Other Faiths?

With No Apology: What About Other Faiths?

February 20, 2007  |  Joe Boot

Under analysis, non-Christian faiths quickly prove to be contradictory. All people are responsible to come to the truth in Christ.

With No Apology: What About Suffering?

With No Apology: What About Suffering?

February 20, 2007  |  Joe Boot

The Christian faith faces sin, evil and suffering head-on. An all-powerful, all-good God allows suffering for his glory and our good.

With No Apology: What About Truth and the Bible?

With No Apology: What About Truth and the Bible?

February 20, 2007  |  Joe Boot

Everyone is religious and everyone has faith. Christian faith based on the Bible provides a fixed reference which helps us to map out and make sense of the reality of human life.

With No Apology: What About Jesus?

With No Apology: What About Jesus?

February 20, 2007  |  Joe Boot

The person of Jesus confronts each of us. Will we repent and worship the divine One who came to us in human flesh?