Why "No Pat Answers?"

A "pat answer" is a trite, glib, shot from the hip, that is not very well thought out. Sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ requires more than pat answers.

A 'pat answer' is usually what is offered when someone questions your faith. "How could you believe . . . ?" And then, we give a pat answer, trite, glib, and not well thought out.

My ministry is concerned not only teaching what Christians ought to believe, but why we believe it. It is important that we think about our faith. How could you believe that a man dead for three days could come back to life? How could you believe in an invisible being who made everything? How could you not believe in Darwinian evolution?

I help believers strengthen their faith and become more confident in explaining it, by understanding not only what they believe, but why they believe it, so that they become better witnesses to the risen Lord Jesus. I teach biblical, apologetic, and theological subjects. 

I also author a BLOG on apologetic and theological studies, current news, and events.

To learn more about who I am, click HERE.

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Ray is a member of the Christian Apologetics Alliance.

 

 

Conferences

with Professor Ted Wright, Julie Miller, Kristen Davis, and Ray Ciervo

The 7th Annual New Jersey Christian Apologetics Conference will be held on March 20 and 21, 2015.



Coming Soon:

J. Warner Wallace, June 26, 27, 2015 at a special No Pat Answers Seminar weekend.

Women in Apologetics -  September 10&11, 2015!

Stay Tuned for details . . . 


DVD's, CD's and audio files are available from the 2014 conference .

RECOMMENDED BOOKS ALSO AVAILABLE HERE.

Seminars

Next No Pat Answers Seminar will be held on Saturday January 31, 2015 from 9am-12pm. 

The topic for this coming seminar is: Mastering Everyday Apologetics. We'll look at "conversational apologetics/evangelism."

No Pat Answers Seminars are held three times a year and free of charge. Topics that have been covered range from Truth, The Existence of God in the Cosmological Arguments, The Teleological Arguments, The Moral Argument, The Resurrection of Jesus Christ, The Reliability of the New Testament, Right to Life Issues, The Culture of Death, and Answering Objections to the Gospel Message.

These seminars are held during the months of June, September and January. Normally, these are held on the last Saturday of the month. However, there are times when Ray's schedule does not permit this and the seminar may either be cancelled or moved.

Conferences and Seminars held at Long Branch Covenant Church355 Joline Avenue, Long Branch, NJ.  

 


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