3 Elements of Everyday Apologetics
by Mikel Del Rosario
New to apologetics? Here are 3 things I think every Christian should do with the information I bring to my presentations and workshops. I like to call these the 3 Essential Elements of Every Day Apologetics.
#1. Find answers for yourself.
If you’re new to this whole thing, one of the first things you should know is that apologetics is for you. It helps you, as a disciple of Jesus, see that there are good answers to the hard questions. So you don’t have to lose any sleep at night wrestling ideas like “Do I really have to let go of my reason just so I can have faith?” Or do I have to do the opposite of that: “Do I need to chuck the faith so I can be reasonable…so I can believe things that actually make some sense?” So apologetics is for you. It helps you understand the answers to tough questions about Christianity.
But, of course, apologetics isn’t just for you to get answers. It’s for others, too. Here’s the second thing I think we should do:
#2. Share answers with others
We need to give good answers to people who are asking the tough questions about Christianity. Just like Peter said, we should be ready to share reasons with anyone who asks us about the hope that we have in Jesus. But we’ve got to do this with gentleness and respect (1 Peter 3:15).
If you’re on my blog, I’m guessing that you already get this. You’ve decided to invest your time in studying this stuff. You might even be thinking about equipping others at your church through Accessible Apologetics or something similar…
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