Lecture 1: Introduction to Apologetics
I. Introduction to the Lectures
II. What is Apologetics?
A. Greek word - apologia
B. Definition - defending the Christian faith
C. Two Kinds
1. Negative - Burden of proof on the non-Christian
2. Positive - Burden of proof on the Christian
III. Worldview Thinking
A. How to Choose a Worldview
B. Three Tests of a Worldview
a. The Law of Non-contradiction
b. The presence of a contradiction is always a sign of error.
a. Outer World
b. Inner World
For more information, see:
The full course, Christian Apologetics,
Lecture #1, What is Apologetics?
Lecture #2, Worldviews in Conflict
Lecture #3a, The Law of Non-contradiction
Lecture #3b, Invalid Worldviews
Nash, Faith and Reason, pp. 11-66