Topic: The Purpose of Apologetics

Topic: The Purpose of Apologetics

Carefully consider the following 2 questions in your thread:

  • Why do we engage in apologetics?
  • What is the audience of apologetics?

In your thread, give a cohesive response to those 2 questions. Your thread must incorporate the following topics from your assigned reading:

  • A basic definition of apologetics
  • The biblical basis for apologetics
  • Internal and external apologetics

At the bottom of your thread, be sure to include a total word count.

Submit your thread by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Thursday of Module/Week 1.

Reply to at least 2 of your classmates’ threads. In your replies, you must:

  • Emphasize why you agree or disagree with the your classmates’ threads.
  • Articulate important ideas in your classmates’ threads (that are not in your thread) that are related to the ideas presented in the prompt.
  • Expand on the main points being made in your classmates’ threads.

Your intent is to give a well-thought-out reply that further advances the conversation and adds substance to the discussion. At the bottom of your replies, be sure to include a total word count.

Submit your replies by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday of the same module/week.

APOL 500

Discussion Board Forum Instructions

Thread

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, you are required to create a thread in response to the provided prompt / instructions for each forum. The specific prompts / instructions can be found in the Assignments subfolder in Module in which the activity is assigned. Your posts should demonstrate a good understanding of relevant issues and course content. Additionally, you should strive to interact substantively with relevant course materials; and you should support your answers and claims with good reasoning, and by relevant references to assigned course materials and Scripture. Each thread must be at least 400 words and make a substantive contribution to the discussion. The word count must be indicated at the bottom of the post.

Replies

In addition to the thread, you are required to reply to at least 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must actively contribute to the ongoing discussion, and must display the ability to interact in a thoughtful, scholarly way with the original post. Each reply must be at least 200 words. The word count must be indicated at the bottom of each post.

Post-First

This course utilizes the Post-First feature in all Discussion Board Forums. This means you will only be able to read and interact with your classmates’ threads after you have submitted your thread in response to the provided prompt. For additional information on Post-First, click here for a tutorial.

Submit your thread by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Thursday of the each assigned module/week and submit your replies by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday of the same module/week.