Welcome to the Vincennes Apologetics Blog! I’m happy you are here.
Consider for a moment that you are a Christian parent and your child comes to you and says, “Dad, Mom, I don’t believe in God anymore.” Or, if you do not have children, consider hearing that from anyone you sincerely care about. Would that take you by surprise?
Imagine you are a student in a college classroom. The professor tells you that primitive people invented “god” to deal with the unknown things of life. The person next to you snickers in approval. That doesn’t seem right to you…. but what can you say?
It is in times like these, and more, that apologetics comes in.
Knowing and loving Jesus Christ translates into action.
I started this blog because of Jesus Christ. Knowing and loving him, understanding his message, translates into action. You will want to do something as a result of knowing him but he motivates people in different ways. I am motivated to teach, especially apologetics. I am a graduate of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, where I earned Master of Divinity with an emphasis in Worldview and Apologetics. I also have more than 10 years worth of experience in apologetics and other ministries. You can learn more about me on the Meet Jason Woehl page.
“Always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks for a reason for the hope that is in you.” 1 Peter 3:15
Apologetics is a field of Christian theology that basically means “defense of the faith” but there is a lot of stuff in that. The Bible has quite a lot to say about the subject and it works itself out in a variety of ways. For this blog, I have several series in mind but I will start by digging deeper into what apologetics is and why it is important that you learn it.
Scripture commands Christians to be “prepared to make a defense… for the hope” we have in Jesus Christ. There are several things I have in mind where that connects with you, depending on who you are.
1. I expect that Christians will come away from this blog feeling encouraged that their faith is true, not just true for them, but actually True.
2. I hope that non-Christians will come away thinking that the case for the Christian faith is stronger than they thought.
3. I want Vincennes Apologetics to be more than just a blog. I want it to be a tribe of Christians who want to engage with their communities. Christians who supremely want to share the gospel but also discuss the important topics of culture that we all face.
4. I will be teaching through this blog but I also want to learn. So I would really like your feedback. I’ll be asking questions after each blog but you can ask questions of your own as well.
Here’s the first question: Have you ever heard of apologetics? If so, what has your experience been like?
Your friendly neighborhood apologist,