Andy Steiger, PhD
What is Apologetics?
Apologetics comes from the Greek word apologia, meaning to give an answer or defense, specifically of Christian truth claims. The Apostle Peter exhorts all Christians to be prepared to give an apologia for the hope we have in Christ (1 Peter 3:15). Apologetics is about Christians understanding what they believe and why, and knowing how to effectively communicate those beliefs. Apologetics is not a new trend but a Christian tradition. It has been a critical task of Christians for millennia and is as important today as ever before. R.C. Sproul calls this the most anti-intellectual period in the history of the church and that is something we believe needs to change. We believe along with C.S. Lewis who wrote, “Good philosophy must exist, if for no other reason, because bad philosophy needs to be answered” (The Weight of Glory). Every Christian needs to be able to give an answer, a reasonable one, for the hope they have in Jesus Christ.
How are we structured?
Apologetics Canada is a ministry of Northview Community Church. Andy Steiger is the founder and president of Apologetics Canada. Apologetics Canada seeks to equip the local church by providing seminars, conferences and resources for people to become and stay fully devoted disciples of Jesus Christ. Apologetics Canada seeks to inspire and challenge believers to think and thinkers to believe.
*Northview Community Church is a registered non-profit society in British Columbia, Canada (#847519618RR0001).
All donations are tax deductible in Canada through Northview Community Church.
What do we Believe?
We recognize the 66 books of the Protestant canon of the Bible as the inspired word of God and the only infallible rule of faith and practice. We also recognize these post-biblical creeds and confessions as valuable and faithful, though not infallible, expressions of Christian orthodoxy.