In this episode I talked with Carlton Wynne, assistant professor of systematic theology and apologetics at Westminster Theological Seminary, about what it means to teach the Bible apologetically.*

Underneath the watchful eye and influence of the renowned apologist Cornelius Van Til, Wynne challenges the notion of apologetics as a debate between two PhDs. He suggests we are always doing apologetics whenever we teach the Bible if we challenge the world’s messages and urge our hearers to “take every thought captive to obey Christ” (2 Cor. 10:5). Calling Adam an apologist based on his mandate to “work and keep” the Garden of Eden—guarding it against anything unclean—Wynne suggests we are still called to the work of confronting what is opposed to the holiness and sovereignty of God.

Resources recommended by Wynne in this episode:
*An “apologetic” is reasoned defense of the faith. To teach “apologetically” does not mean to apologize for the Christian faith, but to defend it.