Apologetics - Single Presentation Topics
- How Presuppositions Affect How People Read the Bible– When you hear the crazy things some scholars say about Jesus, you wonder if you are both reading the same Bible. Glenn has identified five filters (two that add to the Bible, and three that subtract from it) that non-Christians often use as they read the Bible to reinforce their own skeptical viewpoints.
- What Do We Mean When We Say the Bible Is Inspired? – As Christians, we believe the Bible is the inspired word of God. Does this mean that when we read it, we feel inspired? Does it mean that God dictated every word? This practical session carefully defines what inspiration is – and isn’t.
- Should I Interpret the Bible Literally? – Perhaps no question confuses Christians more than whether we should interpret the Bible literally. Does literal interpretation mean that we have to believe that Adam and Eve were real people and that Noah really did build an ark? (Hint: The answer is “yes.”) What can we learn from Jesus’ attitude about the Bible of his day (the Old Testament)? Glenn offers a detailed discussion of several aspects of this crucial question.
- Principles for Reconciling Apparent Contradictions – Many Christians are baffled when they read passages in the Gospels that seem to be in conflict. Does this mean the Bible has errors? This presentation discusses several helpful principles for approaching these puzzling passages while maintaining your commitment to an inerrant, infallible, inspired Bible and your intellectual integrity.
- How to Apply the Bible’s Teachings in a Responsible Way – When it comes to applying Scripture to our everyday lives, Christians often stray towards several types of errors. Either they:
· Inappropriately try to read contemporary circumstances back into
· Treat the Bible almost like a book of magic by failing to recognize its
historical and cultural contexts
This session deals effectively with these errors by providing practical insights into applying the Bible’s teachings responsibly.