The Worldview Apologetics Speech Event is intended to train students to live out 1 Peter 3:15: " Always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear;" Students choose from a list of possible questions regarding their faith - questions that commonly come up in discussing God with unbelievers. Participants will study these and prepare their answers. This category of speech falls under the classification of Original Oratory. NFL gives this explanation about Original Oratory. As an orator you will be expected to research and speak intelligently, with a degree of originality, in an interesting manner, and with some profit to your audience, about the topic you have chosen. An orator is judged on the effectiveness of development and presentation. A Worldview Apologetics Speech can have as its goal to strengthen the audience's understanding of and, even, devotion to a particular aspect of the Christian worldview and faith. Judges will evaluate the competitor based on the soundness of their defense, the biblical and logical support they bring to it, the sincerity and passion which they demonstrate, and their ability to put it into everyday conversational language which can be easily understood. No event better epitomizes our hopes for training true ambassadors for Christ.
Details on the judging criteria can be found by looking at the CCT ballot for Worldview Apologetics.
NOTE: Ballot sections on vocal and physical deliver will obviously not be used.