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Unfortunately, the biblical command of apologetics in evangelism is often neglected and misunderstood within our churches today. Some think it’s optional; others assume it’s merely arguing with nonbelievers, while others outright deny its pragmatic (not to mention biblical!) application. As a result, the church has become a largely irrelevant, ignorable institution within the public sphere of ideas. But this need not be the case.
Rather than learn new gospel presentations, we must learn how to have gospel conversations. Evangelism doesn’t have to be intimidating or difficult, but in a growing culture of doubt, it must be effective. That is the aim of this book. To equip you with the tools necessary for initiating and navigating fruitful conversations with nonbelievers in a secular society. This is the role of apologetics in evangelism. This is an act of worship as disciples of Jesus. This is spiritual warfare. This is The Lazy Approach to Evangelism.
ERIC HERNANDEZ is a dynamic evangelist and apologist with a heart for proclaiming the gospel and defending the faith on theological and philosophical grounds. He’s a licensed minister, a certified formation therapist, and the Apologetics Lead and Millennial Specialist for The Baptist General Convention of Texas. Eric has spoken and debated on a public level at college campuses where he adamantly defended the Christian faith against skeptic, atheist, and agnostic professors of different worldviews. He holds an associate degree in social science, a bachelor’s degree in theology, and a certificate in apologetics from Biola University.
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