When we hear the word “apologetics” we might think it has something to do with apologizing. But that is not the case at all. The word “apologetics” comes from the Greek word “apologia” which means to give a defense or an explanation for what one has said or believes. St. Paul used this word in Acts 26:2 when he was on trial before King Agrippa. He said, ” I make my defense (apologia) against all the accusations.”
Today the word “apologetics” often refers to the academic discipline within Christianity that focuses on using reason, logic, history or science to give an explanation or defense of specific Christian doctrines. While such Christian apologetics can never “prove” Christianity (the doctrines of the Christian faith lie far beyond the grasp of human reason) it can bring to light historical, and rational evidence that supports the Christian faith. It can also show the weaknesses of the arguments of those who would criticize Christian doctrines. The study of Christina apologetics can be a very spiritually rewarding endeavor.
There is a massive amount of Christian apologetic material on the Internet. Some of it is excellent. Some of it is horrendous. With the list given here we have sought to bring together the absolute best Christian apologetic material from the Internet. While we do not always agree with everything on these websites, we do believe they have much content that is good and well worth studying. We would encourage you to browse through these websites for yourself. You will certainly find much that is interesting and thought provoking. May the Lord bless you as you engage in the fascinating discipline of Christian apologetics.