Apologetics Symposium (monthly in Bothell)
Apologetics SymposiumNewly beginning in 2014, the NW Creation Network will be organizing an educational Apologetics Symposium at Cedar Park Church in Bothell WA.The programs will occur on a monthly basis on Thursday evening, and will feature presentations by speakers, scientists, and authors who are dedicated to defending the Bible.The events are free and open to the public and suitable for ages 11 and up. Please help us spread the word of these important new educational programs by forwarding this to homeschool groups, teachers, pastors, and others concerned about the defense of faith in an environment of competing worldviews.See webpage for details and upcoming schedule.
What is Apologetics?Apologetics is derived from the Greek word απολογία (apología) meaning "defense" or "answer." Apologists take on the particular task of defending a particular idea or belief system and answering its critics. The origin of the concept of apologetics lies in the beginnings of Christianity. Between the second and fourth centuries, a number of Christian teachers wrote defenses of Christianity against pagan critics. Since the development of the theory of evolution in the 19th century, creation science has become an extremely important Biblical apologetic.Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. 1Peter 3:15For those who hold to the Bible as the inerrant Word of God, Biblical apologetics is an important branch of theology involved with the defense of the history and teachings given within. Loss of faith is often associated with challenges to the historical content of the Bible by atheistic scientists and philosophers, and one goal of apologetics is to provide answers these questions.I have spoken to you of earthly things and you do not believe; how then will you believe if I speak of heavenly things? John 3:12