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Reflections on My Use of Apologetics

Strength to Strength welcomed Bill Shiley to discuss reaching unbelievers through apologetics.

Always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you.

1 Peter 3:15

In this talk Bill relayed lessons he has been learning from his personal reliance on and use of apologetics, as well as its typical use in the public arena. Also, he shared the most productive and often neglected apologetics of the Christian faith.

An interactive question-and-answer period follows.

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My name is Bill Shiley. I am currently single and live in Chambersburg, PA. The last ten years of my life, I’ve been working closely with people in mission work, teaching, and now in sales/customer service.

I was nearly eight years old when my parents left the Independent Fundamentalist Baptists and joined and Eastern Mennonite Church. The ensuing years were filled with a lot of turmoil in church and home providing the battlefields for many of the subjects I am passionate about today. My journey of growth and wholeness has been brought about by learning to know God as a good Father.

Journeying through three Baptist and twelve Anabaptist communities, and facing a lot of modern Christian pressure, I have found my grounding in a loving, obedient faith through a holistic view of Scripture influenced by the pre-Nicene interpretation of Scripture as a unified story leading us to Jesus and His physical kingdom of spiritually renewed humans living as Jesus taught.

I am blessed to be part of Chambersburg Christian Fellowship and learning as a group to pursue the faith and life once delivered by Jesus and the apostles, practiced and testified to by the pre-Nicene church and early Anabaptist tradition.


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tabernacle assembly at Kingdom Fellowship Weekend

Kingdom Fellowship Weekend is an annual gathering in south-​central Pennsylvania. It serves as a forum for Biblical edification focusing on spiritual renewal, fervent prayer, and absolute surrender to our King, Jesus.

Kingdom Fellowship Weekend is scheduled to be hosted at Roxbury Holiness Camp on Friday to Sunday, August 26-28, 2022.

The 2022 theme is “Cross and Kingdom” based on these words of faith:

“We must through many tribulations enter the kingdom of God.”

Acts 14:22b

Learn more on the Kingdom Fellowship Weekend website.