We live in an era of state sponsored polytheism and inhabit a culture dominated by philosophical pluralism. We are consistently told we live in a multi-cultural society and many Christians now question the very validity or legality of Christian apologetics. Is the defense of the gospel still our priority? How are we to understand the times? How can we face the challenge of the moment and respond authentically in justifying biblical faith in the market place of ideas with gentleness and respect? These and other critical challenges will be addressed in this two-part seminar, which shows that we can never separate the defense and proclamation of the gospel.