Apologetics at the Cross

Apologetics at the Cross

Taught by Joshua D. Chatraw, Mark D. Allen

This course will give you an accessible and complete introduction to the field of apologetics. You’ll learn the rich history, the biblical foundations, and the ongoing practical relevance of apologetics for your own life.

Course Details

  • 14 Units

  • Self-paced

  • 7 hours of video

  • Beginner

  • Apologetics at the Cross: An Introduction for Christian Witness

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Course Description

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Amid the pluralism and secularism of Western culture, Christian apologetics has experienced a renewal of interest. In the Apologetics at the Cross online course, Joshua D. Chatraw and Mark D. Allen provide you with an introduction to the field of apologetics. In this course, you’ll learn the rich history, biblical foundation, and ongoing relevance of apologetics.

In this course, you will learn the biblical and historical foundations for apologetics, as well as various contemporary methods for approaching apologetics. You will also get practical guidance in "how to" lessons that feature many real-life illustrations.

With their respectful approach, Chatraw and Allen equip you to engage skeptics with the heart as well as the mind.

Conversational and accessible, Apologetics at the Cross Video Lectures provides an introduction to the field of apologetics. You will be informed and equipped for engaging a wide range of contemporary challenges with the best in Christian thought.

Meet Your Instructors

Joshua D. Chatraw

Ph.D., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

Josh D. Chatraw serves as Executive Director of the Center for Apologetics and Cultural Engagement and as Director of the Theology and Apologetics programs at Liberty University. Coauthor of Truth Matters and Truth in a Culture of Doubt, Chatraw has served in pastoral ministry and is a Fellow with the Center for Pastor Theologians.

Mark D. Allen

Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, D.Min. Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

Mark D. Allen serves as the Chair of Liberty University’s Biblical and Theological Studies Department and the Director of the Greek Program. His Ph.D. from Notre Dame focused on Christianity and Judaism in antiquity and his dissertation dealt with Old Testament critical scholarship. Mark brings twenty years of church planting and pastoral experience.

Course Outline

  • Course Introduction

  • An Invitation to Apologetics at the Cross

  • Apologetics in the Bible, Section 1

  • Apologetics in the Bible, Section 2

  • Apologetics within the Great Tradition, Section 1

  • Apologetics within the Great Tradition, Section 2

  • Making Sense of the Methods

  • Taking People to the Cross through Word and Deed


  • Cruciform Humility before God and Others

  • Appealing to the Whole Person for the Sake of the Gospel

  • Contextualization through the Lens of the Cross

  • Preparing to Engage (Not Spin) in Late Modernism from the Inside Out

  • Engaging in Late Modernism

  • Dealing with Defeaters

  • Making a Case



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