Objections to the Christian faith are not new. The ability to
boldly proclaim the ancient faith to a post-Christian culture is.
In an era where access to objections and arguments is easier than ever, everyday Christians need to be prepared with strong, clear responses. In Everyday Apologetics, readers will be equipped with answers to some of Christianity’s most difficult objections: Why is the God of the Old Testament so violent? Are science and faith in fundamental conflict with one another? The contributors take up these questions, and more, helping Christians be strengthened in their faith, while also providing powerful answers to opponents of the Christian faith.
With a clear, inviting, winsome style, Everyday Apologetics is for everyone: Christians, skeptics, seekers, and everyone in between.
Paul Chamberlain is professor of apologetics, ethics, and philosophy of
religion at Trinity Western University, as well as the director of the Institute
of Christian Apologetics. He has written five books on apologetics and ethical
issues, including Why People Don’t Believe (Baker Books) and Can We Be Good
without God? (InterVarsity Press). He previously worked as Canadian director of
Ravi Zacharias International Ministries and has appeared on many media outlets
throughout North America.
Chris Price is lead pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Coquitlam, British Columbia (calvarybaptist.ca). He is the author of Suffering with God and Radical Hope , both published by Apologetics Canada. He has been a scriptwriter for the Alpha Youth Film Series and is the author of the Alpha Youth Bible Reading plan on the YouVersion Bible app. He co-hosts the Hidden City Podcast and is a regular contributor to various blogs and websites. Chris has a Master’s Degree in Christian Studies from ACTS Seminaries of Trinity Western University.
Introduction: Why Everyday Apologetics? by Chris Price and Paul Chamberlain
Part 1: Defending the Faith Today
The Nagging Doubts that Strengthened My Faith by Jon Morrison
Responding to a New Kind of Skeptic by Paul Chamberlain
Part 2: Answering Objections
Why Is the Old Testament God So Violent? by Barton Priebe
Why Does God Allow Suffering? by Chris Price
Are Faith and Science in Conflict? by Kirk Durston
How Can We Reconcile the Exclusive Claims of Christ with a Pluralistic Culture? by Jason Ballard
Part 3: Building a Positive Case
The Reasonableness of Belief in God by Andy Steiger
How Fine-Tuning Points Powerfully to God by Michael Horner
The Hope of the Resurrection by Mark Clark
The Search for the Meaning of Life by Andy Steiger