I remember first getting to know Peter when I invited him to speak at my high school in the spring of 2018. I was on student government at the time, and we needed a speaker for one of our Wednesday chapel services (I used to go to a Christian high school). Before this, I had only known Peter as an acquaintance at my church, but I began to learn more about him and his ministry through the process of booking him for the school service.
Unbeknownst to him, I had been going through a very trying season in my relationship with God. Many months before the chapel, one of my friends had become an atheist. He had a lot of legitimate objections to Christianity and I couldn’t ignore many of the issues he brought up. This caused me to investigate the validity of my beliefs, perhaps, for the first time in my life. As I learned more online, I began to feel that my stance as a Christian was indefensible.
Eventually, I realized I didn’t have the skills and knowledge I needed to adequately deal with my doubts. After many difficult months, I finally asked Peter for help. We met several times during the fall of 2018 and he shared with me some great, nuanced answers that allowed me to deal with the questions I had, as well as those I might face in the future.
While I can’t say that I’ve fully resolved every issue yet, Peter really helped me gain a good understanding of apologetics and he showed me how to effectively investigate and resolve the objections Christians typically face. As a university student, I see a great need for this at my campus, since many non-believers don’t know that there are logical reasons and good arguments for the Christian faith. Apologetics gives Christian university students a tool kit they can use to adequately answer the questions of their non-believing peers. Overall, apologists like Peter Kupisz have played a big role in my walk with God, by strengthening my faith and helping me to stand firm in the truth.