Tom Gilson

What We’re Learning from Pastors

We’re spending time listening to pastors, learning how they think apologetics can best serve the church. This listening ...

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How and When to Preach on Current Controversies — and When Not To (Part 3 of 3)

Pastors really should teach on current issues in our culture, but how? When? Can you do it without ...

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Teaching Timeless Biblical Truth Requires Un-Teaching Current Lies (Part 2 of 3)

Pastors, we must teach the truth — and Scripture itself teaches we can’t teach the truth without addressing ...

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Pastor: Why You Must Preach on Current Controversies (Part 1 of 3)

Pastors must not avoid preaching on current controversies, because every issue involves questions that matter, and how else ...

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Research Report: What Motivates Interest In Apologetics?

What motivates interest in apologetics? Apologists have often asked how we can “get more apologetics in the Church.” ...

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Apologetics Interest Research: Executive Summary

What motivates people to be interested in apologetics? Apologists can all have their intuitive opinions on that; the ...

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Research Part 1: Motivations That Can Explain Interest

Why are some people interested in apologetics? What motivates them? The question matters: It could lead us to ...

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Research Part 2: Testing the Theory With Motivated Individuals

As a first test of this model’s applicability to apologetics, we recruited Apologetics-Interested Persons (AIPs) through Ratio Christi ...

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Research Part 3: Respondent Demographics

Of 135 persons who responded to our survey, 107 indicated they were actively involved in using or learning ...

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Research Part 4: Qualitative (Open-Ended) Research Results

The heart of the survey consisted in two open-ended questions: “In just a few words, what one to ...

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Are you an apologist?

Whether your apologetics work is online, in your church, or on a wider stage, please share your story: What’s it like for you?

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