Thursday, June 03, 2010

Apologetics in Preaching: Panel Discussion MP3 Audio

This panel discussion explores the use of apologetics in preaching. Contributions by Drs. Russell Moore, Mark Coppenger, Ted Cabal and Chad Brand. Original at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary here.

Full MP3 Audio here. (50 minutes)


What was last year’s post? See here.


  1. Wes Widner June 3, 2010

    This is sad as it exposes how bad theology (particularly of the reformed variety) absolutely kills apologetics.

    It's no wonder that our churches are filled with empty-headed people who by and large have absolutely no clue how to defend their faith.

  2. christopher June 3, 2010

    I agree with these guys that all good preaching is, in a certain sense, apologetic in nature. But I feel as though this was a bit dodgy. Everyone one the panel knew what they were being asked and only one of them addressed how apologetics, as it is commonly understood, is to be used in the pulpit. Sadly the one guy who answered the question also downplayed the importance of evangelism saying that it's all just fun and games. He wouldn't agree with that interpretation, but that's how it came across.

  3. Ex N1hilo June 4, 2010

    Care to be specific, Wes, on how reformed theology kills apologetics?

  4. Davitor June 4, 2010

    Apologetics have better learn to adapt a more critical way of thinking and understand of the bible and its application in today’s world or end up like Muslims who appear totally inapt on social issues with their dogmatic beliefs systems.

  5. Russell June 5, 2010

    Hi Davitor,

    Do you have any specific examples of where apologists are going wrong in their understanding of biblical understanding?

  6. Paul June 6, 2010

    Ex N1hilo,

    He might be refering to presuppositionalism and misunderstands it.