Apologetics is a defense of Christian truth claims which is commanded in 1 Peter 3:15. This module will underscore the importance of training and preparing our students to adequately understand and effectively defend their faith. Several studies have presented a trend of "falling away from the faith" when Christian students attend college. When teenagers were asked, "Why did you fall away from the faith in which you were raised?" The most common answer was intellectual skepticism. Students who don't "fall away from the faith" tend not to meet challenges against their faith and remain silent in the face of confrontation because of lack of information about the evidence for Christianity. Solution: An increase in the number of Christian schools teaching Apologetics can counteract this trend. This course will highlight the need for, the purpose of, and the direction implement successfully an Apologetics class/program.

Faculty

Steve Lee
Steve Lee
J. Steve Lee has taught Apologetics for over two decades at Prestonwood Christian Academy. He also has taught World Religions and Philosophy at Mountain View College in Dallas and Collin College in Plano. With a degree in history and education from the University of North Texas, Steve continued his formal studies at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with a M.A. in philosophy of religion and has pursued doctoral studies at the University of Texas at Dallas and is finishing his dissertation at South African Theological Seminary. He has published several articles for the Apologetics Study Bible for Students as well as articles and book reviews in various periodicals including Philosophia Christi, Hope’s Reason: A Journal of Apologetics, and the Areopagus Journal. Having an abiding love for fantasy fiction, Steve has contributed chapters to two books of literary criticism of Harry Potter: Harry Potter for Nerds and Teaching with Harry Potter. He even appeared as a guest on the podcast MuggleNet Academia (Lesson 23: There and Back Again-Chiasmus, Alchemy, and Ring Composition in Harry Potter). He is married to his lovely wife, Angela, and has two teenage boys, Ethan and Josh.