If you want to engage culture and find yourself regularly drawn into conversations of an evangelistic nature, then a master of arts degree with a major in apologetics and ethics will help you develop a coherent worldview by which to live and minister authentically. In a pluralistic world, this degree prepares you to engage people who struggle with honest questions about the truth or tenets of the Christian faith. At the same time, it examines contradictory assumptions in alternative philosophies, religions, and cults in order to give you a basis for where these people are coming from ideologically.
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Dr. Douglas R. Groothuis is Professor of Philosophy at Denver Seminary. His book, Christian Apologetics: A Comprehensive Case for Christian Faith, was awarded the Award of Merit in the Apologetics/ Evangelism category from Christianity Today in 2012 and answers the troubling questions that people are actually asking. In addition, he has written for scholarly journals such as Religious Studies, Sophia, Research in Philosophy and Technology, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, Philosophia Christi, and Asbury Theological Journal.
How you’ll use this degree
- Engage in campus ministry through a church or parachurch organization
- Work in outreach at a local church
- Train others to intelligently defend Christianity
- Be persuasive writers for the Christian cause in writing books, for magazines, journals, or online
"Douglas Groothuis does Christian apologetics the way it needs to be done, situating apologetics within a Christian worldview and answering the troubling questions that people are actually asking--questions to which they need answers if faith is going to be a live option. His book draws on many years of teaching and writing about apologetics, distilling the most effective arguments in defense of the Christian faith."
- William A. Dembski,
author of The End of Christianity