For the Hope that is in You: Christian Apologetics & the Biblical Story of Reality
The apostle Peter wrote that God's people need to always be ready to make a defense "to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you." Christians have responded in several ways to this "apologetic mandate," but what is the most biblically faithful approach? How do we present the Christian story in a culture that denies any overarching story or purpose to the world as we know it? The answer lies in first correctly identifying the nature of the hope that is in us; this hope is grounded in the historical work of Jesus Christ, and in his present reign as Lord and King over all the earth and over every area of human activity.
The Gospel Will Win the World
Joe Boot appears on Next Week with Jeff Durbin to discuss the message of the gospel and the role of the church in speaking to the public square.
What is Cultural Apologetics?
In this field episode of the podcast, Ben Virgo of Christian Heritage London learns about Joe Boot's own story how he came to be an apologist, some of his formative authors, and the nature of human beings and the apologetic task.
For Life: Defending the Unborn
This short book is intended to equip Christians with a biblical foundation for why and how to speak up for life, and minister to the vulnerable souls who are considering abortion with compassionate understanding.
The Uniqueness of Christ
When we talk about the uniqueness of Christ, we are actually making a statement about the meaning and purpose of all human history.
How do we faithfully witness to the gospel of Jesus Christ in an age that seems to have abandoned any real notion of truth? Joe Boot demonstrates how to effectively present the gospel without compromising on its essential truths, and examines some of the prevailing worldviews that we must understand and contend with in such a post-truth context.
Islam has positioned itself as a correction and completion of Judaism and Christianity. However, Islam and the Quran are incompatible with Christian doctrine and the text of Scripture. The church must take the growth of Islam seriously; it is a movement and a worldview that is as political as it is religious, with significant implications for culture and society. As heralds of the gospel of Jesus Christ, we are entrusted with delivering the good news of the gospel to Muslims, to declare freedom in Christ from slavery to sin, and to present Christ, not sinful man, as the sovereign King who rules justly and righteously.
Building Bridges in Evangelism
In a society that is steadily abandoning its Christian heritage, how do we witness to and communicate with our unbelieving neighbours?
Explaining away Religion?
Is man truly “wired” to believe in God? The claim has been contested for centuries. Ultimately, we will live in either faithfulness to or rebellion against the covenant God of Scripture.
The Propaganda of the Kingdom
Amidst all the complexity of the world, there are two basic ways to understand it - either in terms of God's Word or man's idea. Learn more about the significance of God's self-revelation through his Word.
The Espionage of the Kingdoms
Worship of the true God has always been unintelligible to depraved minds. Natural man's impulse is toward self-worship, most clearly depicted in humanism and paganism. These false doctrines are most insidious not in the broader culture, but in the church.