My first real apologetics conversation came during my first semester at Seminary. I was only a few lessons into the semester, and I was given an assignment to talk to someone who was not a Christian. I was stunned at how unprepared I was to answer even some of the most basic questions about my faith. I’ve been a Christian for more than 30 years, and I was brought to tears (and to my knees) when I realized all of the missed opportunities I’ve had in my life because I was not properly equipped with apologetics. I often hear that apologetics is too intellectual and that faith is more of an emotional thing. This is an unfortunate misconception that seems rampant in the church. Our faith should not be grounded in our emotions. Mark 12:30 says to “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.” We must strike a balance between our emotions and our reason in order to love the Lord fully. If we rely solely on our emotions, we are laying our Christianity on a weak foundation. — Lindsey Medenwaldt (from, Why Do We Need Apologetics?)