Does a massive wave of anxiety sweep over you when you think about evangelism and sharing your faith with others? Do you feel intimidated and ill-equipped to share the Gospel message with an oftentimes hostile culture? If your answer is yes to these questions, you are not alone in your angst. The term “apologetics” comes from the Greek word apologia. Even though it sounds like our English word “apology,” it means something quite different. Apologia simply means “to give a defense of.” In Scripture we are commanded to defend our faith and engage the false ideas that surround us (II Corinthians 10:3-5, I Peter 3:15), but many of us don’t know where or how to begin. This is where training in Christian apologetics becomes a valuable and even essential tool in evangelizing our friends, family, and neighbors.