Though Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever, people’s questions change from generation to generation. Though the Gospel is unchanging, culture is changing, multicultural, and pluralistic.
Because of these factors, it’s necessary for the field of apologetics to continue to answer the questions people are asking. Missional Apologetics seeks to employ the best of apologetics from church history, but also engage principles that relate to our current age. Due to the ongoing transition from a modern to post-modern culture, as well as a shift from a Christendom to post-Christendom age, a new paradigm for apologetics is called for. This new paradigm has been in the process of development by apologetic academics and practitioners from different continents in recent years. You can find some of their contributions in our recommended reading list.
What is this new paradigm for apologetics called? There isn’t a universally agreed upon term. However, we prefer the name “Missional Apologetics”. In the Missional Apologetic Manifesto, and elsewhere on this site, you will discover what the founding principles are of this new approach to apologetics.
We see Missional Apologetics as a conversation, and welcome dialog. Please feel free to contact us with your feedback or questions.