|Mission Statement and Ministry History|
Here are some basic facts and stuff about Tekton Apologetics Ministries.
Tekton Apologetics Ministries is committed to providing scholarly answers to serious questions which are often posed on major and minor elements of the Christian faith. We believe in the importance of sound Christian doctrine which is based on a careful exegetical analysis of scriptures from the Holy Bible. We also believe that it is important to incorporate the findings of various theological and scientific disciplines in order to properly assess the veracity of scriptural evidences, and to carefully evaluate issues which are relevant to the Church as a whole.
Tekton started in 1996 as a small collection of articles hosted by another site called The Christian Apologetics Bookshelf. In 1998 the Bookshelf went defunct and Tekton became an independent ministry. In 2000 Tekton become a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. In 2001 Tekton became a full time ministry that was entirely reliant on donor support. In 2009 the site underwent a major revamp to become more of an educational resource as opposed to a rough-and-ready commentary source.
Tekton has over 1500 different articles and mini-articles on a variety of apologetics subjects, mostly addressing Skeptics, but also a variety of other religions. Many of those articles are very short, but some are quite extensive.
Let me make it easy. Campus Crusade has a Statement of Faith here. I agree with it in whole, though I vary on a couple of points from the average Christian today on how they will be fulfilled. Here's how.
Take #16: Jesus Christ will come again to the earth - personally, visibly and bodily - to consummate history and the eternal plan of God. I completely agree, though as an orthodox preterist (like R. C. Sproul is) I don't associate this return of Jesus Christ with all of the usual Left Behind accoutrements.
On #15 ("At physical death the unbeliever enters immediately into eternal, conscious separation from the Lord and awaits the resurrection of his body to everlasting judgment and condemnation.") I would qualify "conscious" with some of the points here about the intermediate state being one in which we won't be as alert or as capable as we are in a body. Other than that, you will find me an independent thinker where the TULIP debate is concerned (I'm closest to Molinism, perhaps, but I can't say for sure).