If you are a Christian, you may have heard the term “apologetics.” But do you realize how important apologetics really is in our postmodern culture?
Today’s teens are growing up in a very skeptical world, and apologetics helps teens defend their faith in the midst of this skepticism. Today, I want to explain the need apologetics and give parents resources for exploring apologetics with their teens.
How Apologetics Helps Teens in our Postmodern Culture
When it comes to helping Christian teens defend the faith in today’s culture, one of the best things parents can do is help shape their teens’ Christian worldview by teaching them apologetics. Apologetics is simply being able to defend what one believes to be true. In today’s postmodern culture, Christian teens are being challenged to have credible answers for their faith.
Are Apologetics Necessary?
Can apologetics help Christian teens in their faith and put them on a stronger path toward intimacy with their Savior? Of course it can! And it does. I see it all the time. When we help teens understand the science, logic, and history concerning our great God in heaven, we give them wonderful tools to defend their beliefs.
What Are Some Common Questions Teens Will Face?
In this post, I wanted to provide you with quick access to some great apologetics resources that will help your teen defend the faith. But first, I want to recommend that you read my article “4 Questions Your Teen Must Have Answers To.” This article is a good starting point that will provide you with some basic questions and lay some of the ground work in helping your Christian teen be confident, stand firm, and defend his or her faith.
How Do I Find Apologetics Curriculum?
Below are some resources that will provide you with a starting point for helping your teen answer some of today’s toughest questions:
- Ravi Zacharias International Ministries: www.rzim.org
- Summit Ministries Curriculum: www.summit.org
- Answers in Genesis: www.answersingenesis.org
- The Truth Project: www.thetruthproject.org
- Lee Strobel’s book, The Case for a Creator
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