STUDY GUIDE: A SHORT COURSE IN APOLOGETICS: Instructor, Rob Frazier
Text: The Reason Why Faith Makes Sense by Mark Mittelberg, Tyndale House, Carol Stream IL, 2011. ISBN 978-1-4143-1581-2
After viewing the video A Short Course in Apologetics 1, please read the Introduction and Chapter 1 of the text, Matters of Faith Really Matter and give short answers to the following questions:
- What deficit in the author’s own faith did he discover in his college philosophy class when his professor challenged the “traditional view of God” (p. xv)?
- What perspective does Jesus offer in Mark 8:36,37? This book is geared toward skeptics as well as believers. Would Jesus’s words matter to a skeptic? Why or why not?
- How does the idea of “staying open” challenge the skeptic? Does it also challenge the believer?
- What do you think of the author challenging the reader to offer a prayer to God to guide him or her in this exploration?