• Urban Apologetics

    Urban Apologetics
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    Price: $16.99

    ISBN: 9780825442902

    Edition: April 17, 2014

    Pages: 176

    Carton quantity: 96

    Publication date: April 17, 2014

    Format: Paperback

    Imprint: Kregel Publications

    Category: Ministry

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    Urban Apologetics

    Answering Challenges to Faith for Urban Believers

    A unique and timely guide for relating the gospel to the complex and distinct issues of inner city America

    Much of the New Testament was written in urban settings, in which the Christian communities had to deal head-on with issues such as race, equality, justice, sexuality, money, and economics. But much of today’s apologetics (engagement with the questions that people are asking about Christianity) come from suburban churches and academic studies. Urban believers—those who live and minister in America’s inner cities—often face unique issues, not often addressed by the larger Christian community. These questions aren’t neat or easy to answer but need to be addressed by applying biblical truth in the culture and challenges of urban life.

    Author Chris Brooks has ministered for years in the urban environment as well as received extensive theological training. In Urban Apologetics, he seeks to connect the riches of the Christian apologetic tradition with the issues facing cities—such as poverty, violence, and broken families. He brings an urban rhythm and sensitivity to the task of demonstrating the relevance of faith and the healing truth that Christ provides.

    Author:
    Christopher W. Brooks, Dean of Moody Theological Seminary (Plymouth, Michigan), is a pastor, popular radio host, and apologetics speaker. With a master's in Christian apologetics and philosophy from Biola University and graduate studies at the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics at Oxford University, Brooks is a Kern Fellow of the Acton Institute and serves in the Urban Outreach of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries. He has led international leadership training in twelve countries and speaks to the practical issues of the Christian faith through his Monday to Friday drive-time radio program "Equipped for Life" in the greater Detroit area. He is also senior pastor of Evangel Ministries in Detroit, Michigan, and founder of the Detroit Bible Institute.