Rawlings School of Divinity


Doctor of Ministry (DMin)


Thomas G. Spotts


Christian Apologetics, Biblical Illiteracy, Defense, Curriculum


Practical Theology | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion


This thesis project addresses Biblical Illiteracy in the context of Christian Apologetics: A response to a growing concern at Faith Baptist Church of Tyler, Texas. The focal point of this project is to rectify Biblical Illiteracy in the Context of Christian Apologetics. Pastors across America have not identified that their congregations are uninformed on the basics of Christian Apologetics. This doctoral thesis project aims to give Pastors a structured format for reducing biblical illiteracy in Christian Apologetics with their congregation by providing a curriculum that can be taught and assessed. The methodological approach will be a focus group intervention. This doctoral thesis project will influence Pastors who desire to see two Bible passages demonstrated in their congregations' lives. The first Scripture is in 2 Peter 3:18 "But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen.” The second Scripture is 1 Peter 3:15 "Always be ready to give an answer to every man who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear." This thesis project will equip Pastors with a working format to combat biblical illiteracy in the context of Christian Apologetics for their congregations.