Thursday, April 01, 2010

Is Christianity True? Introduction by Brian Auten

For every weekday in April 2010, Apologetics 315 will feature an essay contributed by a Christian apologetics blogger in response to the question: Why is Christianity True? The goal of this project is a simple one: to share the reasons that we have found compelling to believe that Christianity is true. This is not intended to prove the Christian worldview beyond all doubt or to counter every objection of those who zealously reject God. Rather, it is intended as a starting point for those sincerely looking for truth – for those wondering if there are good reasons to believe. (MP3 audio here)

All 23 essays have also been recorded as MP3 audio files to be released along with their respective text version. These audio files can be downloaded through each day’s blog post, or through the “Is Christianity True?” podcast feed here or in iTunes. At the end of the month, readers may download an ebook version of the essay collection.

The reasons supporting the truth of Christianity are manifold (history, science, cosmology, morality, scripture, the resurrection of Jesus, personal experience, etc.), but each blogger was given only 1000 words to make their case in a concise manner. Each blogger was given the freedom to take whatever angle they chose in order to present their own reasons for believing that Christianity is objectively true. Three of these essays have been extended in length to form ‘bookends’ to begin and end the series. As the editor, I hope that this concise format will both keep the reader’s (or listener’s) attention focused, and make it more accessible to those with busy schedules.

It has been a pleasure working with some of my fellow apologetics bloggers compiling this project. Their personal backgrounds are diverse: teacher, detective, pastor, scientist, student, among many others. I appreciate their faithfulness and their willingness to contribute these essays aside from their own lives and blogging projects. I encourage those reading (or listening) to follow their blogs and interact with their work defending the faith.



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