Apologetics Isn’t the Whole Ball Game

by Rob Johnson

I have had the honor of working with and talking to some of the greatest apologists of our time. With that, I have seen a lot of up-and-coming apologists, if you will, burn out and hit a wall.

One gentleman in particular had a drive for learning about philosophy, natural theology, and classical apologetics. He seemingly spent all of his time and energy reading, debating, and blogging.

What I suspect happened to this man is that he took off in so many directions, he became a superior generalist. What I mean by that is he became someone who knew a small amount about everything and had no depth in any one subject. Because of this, atheists had an easy time boxing him in.

All of this culminated one day when he claimed he was agnostic and no longer believed in God. It was really sad. I tried talking to him and clearing up any questions he had, but he was pulled in so many directions that conversations with him were difficult.

I tell you that story to warn people who practice apologetics as their discipline that only learning about apologetics will get you in a bad spot…

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