Standing in the Light: Four Considerations for Defending the Faith

by Mark McIntyre

While Driving this morning, I had a chance to listen to an Apologetics 315 podcast featuring an interview with Peter Kreeft. If you have not subscribed to the Apologetics 315 podcasts, I strongly suggest that you do so if you have any interest in Christian apologetics. Brian Auten does an outstanding job of interviewing apologists in a way that is informative yet avoids technical jargon.

In this particular episode, Peter said something which struck me. He was answering a question about what to do when interacting with someone who is asking questions intended to put off the apologist. In other words, what do you do when someone really isn’t interested in considering the claims of Jesus Christ.

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Kreeft’s response was that in being a witness to Jesus Christ, we are not called to win arguments. We are called to “stand in the light.” In other words, we should not be focused on backing the non-believer into a philosophical corner, but should be seeking to be a testimony to the active work of God in our lives.

Shortly after hearing this phrase, I turned off the podcast to think about this phrase for a while. Four aspects of standing in the light came to me…

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Standing in the Light – Four Considerations for Defending the Faith

 

RECOMMENDED APOLOGETICS RESOURCES FOR FURTHER READING:

Defending Your Faith: An Introduction to ApologeticsDefending Your Faith: An Introduction to Apologetics

Relational ApologeticsRelational Apologetics: Defending the Christian Faith with Holiness, Respect, and Truth

 

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