Apologetics: Becoming Defenders of the Faith

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As I’ve shared a few times recently, I was blessed to attend the Teach Them Diligently Convention for the first time this past spring. One message at the conference really stood out for me: Why it’s important to specifically equip our family to be defenders of the faith — sharpened arrows, standing on the authority of God’s word, wearing the armor of God, ready for the very real spiritual battle we face today.

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Although my husband and I have made it a priority in our homeschool mission to focus our educational plans and activity around God’s word with a Deuteronomy 6:5-7 perspective, there’s a next step to teaching our daughters the gospel message: Learning to share His gospel with others. In order to do so effectively, I’m learning that it’s also important to teach our girls to give a defense for our faith — especially in the age of moral relativism that we live in. Teaching Biblical apologetics (answers) will not only strengthen our personal faith, but prepare us to answer the skeptical questions of our day as we share the gospel with others.

Managing Your BlessingsJoin me today over at Managing your Blessings, where I’m sharing my complete post on what I’m learning about how to equip your family to become defenders of the faith. Learn what “apologetics” means, how it relates to teaching truth and standing on the authority of the Bible,  and what resources are available to help you train your family in this important area of Bible study.

 

What does the mission of Deuteronomy 6: 5-7 mean to you? Have you ever thought about providing education in Biblical apologetics for your children? If so, what tools or resources have you used? What does it mean to you to equip your family as defenders of the faith?

 

Renée Gotcher is a wife, writer, editorial consultant, and home-educating mother of three daughters. She has been married for 26 years to her best friend Kenny, whom she met while attending Oral Roberts University in the early 90s. Renée was homeschooled during her last two years of high school and started homeschooling in 2010. A former journalist, she is currently editor of NextGen Homeschool and blogs on personal topics at A New Chapter. Her family lives in Castle Rock, Colorado.

3 thoughts on “Apologetics: Becoming Defenders of the Faith

  1. What an awesome post! I love it and will be sure to read to my husband this evening. In the meantime, last week MathUSee ran a series of Facebook posts and chose 5 of their favorite blogs. Your blog was one of the 5 chosen! My blog, LJSkool was Thursday’s pick. I wrote about that and the others 4 here! How awesome is this? I am honored and humbled to be in a group with all of you. Here’s a link to my post about it. http://ow.ly/nEkZQ

    Have a blessed day! Jackie Ryan Masek

    1. Thank you Jackie, and thanks for pointing out that NextGen Homeschool was also on Math-U-See’s list of five homeschool blogs they love last week! Hubby was traveling for work all of last week so I had my hands full over here and somehow missed it. We are honored to be on their list, and congrats to you too for making the list! We look forward to following your blog and appreciate your feedback. Blessings to you & your family!
      Renée

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