Apologetics (definition): The word apologetics comes from the Greek word apologia found in 1 Peter 3:15 ("...always be ready to give a defense [apologia] to everyone who asks you..."). Apologia is a legal term that simply means "defense." So, apologetics is the branch of Christian theology that is concerned with making a defense, or case, for the truth claims of the Christian faith. That is what this ministry and website AlwaysBeReady.com is dedicated to doing! Hear and learn how to properly pronounce apologia (ap-ol-og-ee'-ah); it is frequently mispronounced.