In the Dock Apologetics exists to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ by providing a comprehensive apologetics ministry headquartered in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas area.
The apostle Peter in 1 Peter 3:15 instructs,
But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander.
The apostle Paul in Acts 20:28:31 instructs Christians to,
Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood. I know that after I leave, savage wolves will come in among you and will not spare the flock. Even from your own number men will arise and distort the truth in order to draw away disciples after them. So be on your guard!
Paul also stresses in 1 Thessalonians 5:21 that Christians should,
Test everything. Hold on to the good.
Paul also implores the Church in Titus 2:1,
You must teach what is in accord with sound doctrine.
It is the goal of In the Dock Apologetics to provide answers to those who may have questions and are truly seeking answers concerning the Christian faith. IDA is committed to being available as a resource for local churches. Consequently, IDA especially wishes to partner and be a resource for the church by being available to provide sound teaching in the form of on-site speaking and teaching events as well as providing written resources and research to meet local church needs. IDA is also committed to spread the gospel by being a resource for Christians or seekers who have questions, or are confused about the Christian faith. We honestly want and desire to answer questions about the truth of Christianity.
Additionally, IDA will ensure the teaching of sound doctrine by defending essential Christian doctrines of the faith from those inside the faith who seek to tear down or change Christianity’s essential doctrines, radically changing the foundation of the faith as well as the person and nature of Jesus Christ. IDA will also defend the faith from those outside the faith who seek to attack the tenets and truth claims of Christianity. IDA will firmly defend the Christian faith, while always seeking to accomplish this task with gentleness, respect, and in a manner that glorifies Christ. Such teaching and defense of the Christian faith will be accomplished via IDA research and writing as well as engaging in speaking, teaching, and debate opportunities in various settings.
IDA’s desire is teach all belivers that Christianity is not a blind faith, but one which requires the engagement of the mind in a manner that promotes clear and logical thinking leading the believer to understand Christianity’s truth, develop the ability to analyze all teachings and claims made about it and in its name, and to defend its truth
IDA also exists to provide spiritual advice, counsel, and Christian worldview thinking to people who are experiencing illness, loss, or crisis. Furthermore, IDA will provide Christian worldview analysis and guidance to institutions and organizations facing crisis and/or ethical questions.
IDA encourages all people who have questions or skepticism about Christianity to put it under the magnifying glass and examine it closely and, intently with an open mind and heart. What one will find under the magnifying glass, is Christianity’s truth.
Mike is an experienced and accomplished public speaker, preacher, and teacher. He is available for speaking, teaching and preaching engagements as well as to provide spiritual advice, counsel, and worldview analysis.
If you are interested in contacting Mike for such an engagement or have any questions concerning In the Dock Apologetics, please contact him via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.