Asking a question forces people to think. Thinking is not the enemy of the Christian faith. We consistently see that Jesus asked questions to make people think about what they were saying…Getting someone to think reveals their assumptions. Asking questions is frequently a better way to do this than jumping into some kind of detailed rebuttal. In a conversation people are listening to and thinking about what the other person is saying. In an argument, people end up in an automatic response mode. — Michael Ramsden (from, The Biblical Mandate for Apologetics)