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TBW 2013 - Tough Questions for Dummies - Talk 2 - Gearing Up for Tough Questions

September 7th, 2013

A sermon by Stuart Pearson at St Tom’s Big Weekend 13. This is the second in a series of four talks on the topic of 'Tough Questions for Dummies'.

This talk is entitled 'Gearing Up for Tough Questions' and was delivered on the 7th of September 2013.

Outline:
  • Socrates, Plato and the Apostle Peter
  • A definition of Christian apologetics
  • The characteristics required
    • Personal characteristics:
      • Real
      • Credible
      • Prepared to fail
      • Perseverance
    • Christian characteristics
      • Persuasive (Acts 18:4)
      • Dependence on God (Acts 13:46-48)
      • Flexibility - able to change approach (1 Cor 9:19-23)
      • Principled - not trying to trick, coerce or force (1 Thess 2:3-4)
      • Love (2 Cor 5:11-15)
  • Conclusion
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