Episode 44: Preaching as Apologetics

This week on Preaching and Preachers, Dr. Mark Coppenger joins me in a discussion on the preaching as apologetics. Dr. Coppenger serves as Professor of Christian Philosophy and Ethics at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. In addition to teaching at Southern Seminary, Dr. Coppenger is managing editor of the online Kairos Journal.

Guest(s): Mark Coppenger


Some of the topics discussed on today’s episode are:

  • How Dr. Coppenger became an apologist
  • Why all Christians are apologists in some manner
  • A brief evaluation of using the “proofs” of Christianity
  • Is it right or helpful for the preacher to think of himself as an apologist?
  • How preaching is an apologetic work
  • Counsel to pastors regarding apologetics
  • The significance of expository preaching in apologetics
  • A brief discussion on apologetic resources available to pastors


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