Apologetics and the search for rational debate
“But in your hearts, set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer [apologia] to everyone who asks you for the reason for the hope that you have, but do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience” 1 Peter 3:15-16
What is apologetics and why does it matter?? Are Christians really just naive adults that think a "sky daddy" can resolve all of their problems?? Do Christians really hate science???
Here are some thoughts from a language/translation professor on pop culture, philosophy and biased research within the academic community.
C.S. Lewis audiobook "Mere Christianity" (disc 1 of 5) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJdgCViwEQA
Intro music www.zapslat.com
Intro image and visual effects- Wasp Wasp (YouTube)
General information- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_apologetics
Text 5:20-6:00- "No Need For Apologetics? Postmodernism’s Effect on Christian Apologetics" (Author- Conrad Hilario)
What is apologetics?- https://www.ccu.edu/blogs/cags/2019/11/what-is-apologetics/
PsyPost article on U or R 2013 & 2019 "Meta-analysis" (7:00-7:45)- https://www.psypost.org/2019/11/meta-analysis-of-83-studies-produces-very-strong-evidence-for-a-negative-relationship-between-intelligence-and-religiosity-54897
U of R "Meta- Analysis- https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0146167219879122
Criticism of data used in U of R "study" (7:-8:30) - https://www.namb.net/apologetics/resource/are-christians-less-intelligent-than-atheists-heres-what-all-those-studies-really-say/
Pew Research on religion/science - https://www.pewforum.org/2009/11/05/scientists-and-belief/
Pew Research on religion/happiness- https://www.pewforum.org/2019/01/31/religions-relationship-to-happiness-civic-engagement-and-health-around-the-world/
Research suggesting prayer and faith increases mental health and brain functions-
Media Coverage of ex-Christians-
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