Frequently Asked Questions
a. What is apologetics?
The Oxford Dictionary defines “Apologetics” as “Reasoned arguments or writings in justification of something.” Apologetics comes from the Greek word apologia, “to give an answer.” A Christian “apologetic” is in this sense a defence of the Christian faith we present when we are questioned about it. Explain Apologetics focuses on explaining the Christian faith in a manner that we hope (in the words of Ravi Zacharias) will help the thinker believe and the believer think.
b. I have a question about my faith, how do I get help?
Explain Apologetics exists to address questions that people like you may have concerning the faith. If you have a question you would like explained, you could write to us via email [email now]. Alternatively, you could post your question on our Facebook page [facebook]. We will make every effort to respond to every question we receive although it may take some time before we respond due to the volume of questions we are receiving. Every week, we will also respond via YouTube in our “Comment of the Week” videos [YouTube] and your question may be chosen. Either way, regardless of whether it is answered over YouTube or over email, we will ensure you get the help you need in dealing with your question.
c. What is Explain Apologetic’s church affiliation or denomination?
Explain Apologetics is not affiliated with any particular denomination or church. As an independent ministry, we seek to work in partnership with churches and organizations across different denominations.
d. What denominations do the speakers belong to?
Our speakers Mark Tan and Samuel Nesan are both Baptists. Mark Tan takes a Molinistic and Evidential approach to apologetics while Samuel holds to a Reformed and Presuppositional persuasion. For more details on the speakers, please look up their bios here [Speaker Bios]
e. I sense God calling me to be an apologist, what do I do?
If you sense a calling to this ministry, please do not hesitate to contact us. [Contact Us] We will be happy to hear about your calling and to provide any assistance we are able offer. Explain Apologetics is committed to the growth of apologists in order to equip the churches for a deeper appreciation of the gospel and its further spread across the world.
f. How do I get myself involved with Explain Apologetics?
Explain Apologetics is always looking for opportunities to expand and to be able to equip as many as possible. If you would like to be part of our team, please contact us [Contact Us] via email. We do not guarantee anything in the form of partnerships. We will however openly consider your gifting and any potential partnerships we can form to further His kingdom.
g. How do I invite an Explain Apologetics speaker for my event?
To extend an invitation to our speakers to speak at your event, please click here [Request a Speaker]. This is the quickest way to submit your request. You should also consider checking if our speakers are available on the dates of your event [Event Calendar] prior to submitting your speaker request.
h. How much does it cost to invite an Explain Apologetics speaker?
Please click here [Request a Speaker].
i. How is Explain Apologetics funded?
Please click here [Donate]
j. How do I contribute financially to Explain Apologetics?
There are a few ways in which you can contribute to our work. You could pass honorariums and other similar love offerings to our speakers when they speak at your event. Cheques should be made payable to “JC Plain Ventures”. The quickest way you can contribute to our ministry is via transfer. We would be most encouraged and grateful for any support from you as it will help us to cover the expenses in this ministry. Kindly click here [Donate] to support our efforts. Thank you.