Apologetics is the defense of the faith outside the church body
We believe in a hands-on practical approach to apologetics, polemics & irenics. Our groups are designed for the practical application and real-life application and training in these areas
"Apologetics. It is the task of Christian Apologetics to justify the truth of the Christian religion at the bar of human reason. It has a further task of proving that the Christian religion is the only true and perfect manifestation of God to man in the Person of Jesus Christ. While sometimes regarded as a separate branch of theology, the subject of apologetics is frequently treated in connection with dogmatics. Closely related to apologetics are two similar branches of theology: (1) Polemics or the study of doctrinal differences; and (2) Irenics or the study of doctrinal harmonies with a view to the promotion of Christian unity. Sack in his Polemik distinguishes these terms in the following manner: “Dogmatics is Christian doctrine as adapted to Christian thinkers, implying friendliness on their part; apologetics is Christian doctrine in a form adapted to heathen thinkers, and presumes hostility on their part; and polemics adapts the doctrine to the state of heretical Christian thinkers, proceeding on the supposition of dissatisfaction on their part.”"
Wiley, H. O. (1940–1952). Christian Theology (Vol. 1, p. 31). Kansas City, MO: Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City.