Welcome to the Christian apologetics ministry of the Missouri Baptist Convention. Apologetics may be defined simply as a reasonable defense of the Christian faith, and we’re here to help you and your fellow church members become better equipped to share the message of Christ with others. As the apostle Peter writes, followers of Jesus should always be ready to give a defense to anyone who asks us for a reason for the hope that is in us, and to do so with gentleness and respect (1 Peter 3:15-16).
These webpages give you the tools to get started, from downloadable resources to information about hosting an apologetics conference in your church. You also may sign up for a free monthly e-newsletter, and order popular books produced by the MBC that many churches are using, including The Apologist’s Tool Kit, What Every Christian Should Know About Same-sex Attraction, and What Every Christian Should Know About Islam. Rob Phillips leads the MBC’s apologetics ministry and is eager to help you “earnestly contend for the faith once delivered to the saints” (Jude 3).
Early in 2017, the MBC is releasing a new apologetics resource. The Last Apologist is a commentary on the Epistle of Jude for defenders of the Christian faith. The 275-page book, with study helps, will be available in print and Kindle editions. Pre-order and get a discounted price of $10 plus shipping; email your name, address, and number of books requested to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive an invoice when the books are shipped.