Apologetics is devotional, worshipful, and radically sanctifying…
…if it’s done properly.
Most Christians find that statement surprising. Christians tend to respond to challenges to their faith by succumbing to one of two temptations. On the one hand, the gung-ho debaters among us seize on the opportunity to score a few points on the forces of unbelief, and there are some serious temptations that go with that. These folks, however, are only a tiny minority — and even they wouldn’t normally describe their experience as devotional and worshipful.
Then there’s everyone else — those who dread a serious challenge to their faith. These are the people who get past the local freethinkers’ society table at the county fair by walking fast and not making eye contact, who respond to Jehovah’s Witnesses at the door by pretending that nobody’s home, who retreat from serious discussion with a skeptical friend by saying “I don’t know how I know it’s true — I Read the rest of this entry »