Advent Apologetics Day #6 – Countering Foolishness

Living in the tension between foolishness and wisdom while being amongst others can be a delicate matter, even for the most mature of believers. When tempted to give an answer to asked or unasked questions, prudence decides between: “Not answering a fool according to their folly and becoming like them.” (Proverbs 26:4) and “Answering fools […]

Advent Apologetics Day #4 – Christ Conquered Chaos

“Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.” (Matthew 10:34)  This verse is not about apologetics.  Unfortunately many use it to justify their chaotic and abrasive approach to it.  We’ll eventually get to everyone’s favorite apologetics verse, 1 Peter 3:15, […]

Apologetics: Do Christian Apologists Have to Get All Defensive?

Generally speaking, when people accuse someone of “being defensive,” they mean that the other person is engaged in emotionally defensive maneuvers designed to ward off an unwanted feeling or admit responsibility of guilt for a particular act.  Acting defensively can also indicate that some thing, idea, or person close to you is being threatened. In a recent study, it […]

Apologetics is not about "Defending the Faith."

  The theological field of apologetics is exalted by most within Christendom and challenged by many outside of it.  Great strides have been taken by the church to raise up “defenders of the faith.”  Debating others in public on the truths of Christianity has become a spectator sport.  Many bare the title “Apologist,” or are […]