VFTB 178: Youth Apologetics Training

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THE NAME could use some work. “Apologetics” sounds like what you do when you say you’re sorry for hurting someone’s feelings. That’s not it at all.

Apologetics is the field of study that prepares one to answer questions — specifically, in this case, questions about why Christians believe the biblical accounts of the life, teachings, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ (and by extension, all of the things that He attested to in the Old Testament).

Michael Boehm recognizes the desperate need for students to learn about the evidence for the faith. For example, studies show that most teens who go off to college leave the faith within two months. His ministry, soon to be renamed Answer Ready Ministries, addresses the questions teens are likely to face.  Michael joined us to explain why he felt called to tackle this important challenge.


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4 Comments on VFTB 178: Youth Apologetics Training

  1. Thanks so much for this one Derek.

    Michael states the Southern Baptist statistics that inspired me to find answers 13 years ago.

    Those stats GUARANTEE that one of my children will walk away from the faith and never come back… and the second one has only a 50/50 chance.

    As a Believer and a Father, I find those stats to be Unacceptable.

    The Evangelical church has made no perceptible progress in 30 years to find out why and George Barna doesn’t even ask the right questions.

    Why did I keep my faith while others did not?

    And why have I become more obnoxious and argumentative about it with the people who are simply interested in having enough fire insurance?

    And how loud do I have to yell at those that want to serve me a Jeffersonian Jesus so that I can build a school in the third world somewhere to convert people into MORE Jeffersonian Jesus believers?

    Jesus did NOT start his presentation of the Gospel on the Emmaus Road by saying “Have you ever told a lie?”

  2. As the father of three adult children, I have had to ask God to forgive me for failing to equip them spiritually. I now have to ask them individually for their forgiveness. Another excellent interview.

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