Meet Christian Apologist Lisa Quintana
by Dan Salerno
Lisa Quintana has a master’s degree in Christian Apologetics from Biola University. She is Vice-Chair of Communications for Women in Apologetics and teaches apologetics at her home church. Lisa has a blog, thinkdivinely.com and her posts have been widely shared including on The Poached Egg, and the Christian Apologetics Alliance.
You started out your career in broadcast journalism. Then you switched to public relations. Looking back, how did those careers prepare you for pursuing apologetics?
It’s funny when you’re a kid and you dream of what you’ll be when you grow up, and then you find yourself doing something that wasn’t even on your radar. I did dream of being a reporter, but never in my wildest dreams did I see being a Christian Apologist. What the heck does that even mean, anyway? Am I “sorry for my faith?” That’s what I get a lot. When people ask me what I do, I dread answering sometimes. When I answer that I’m an Apologist, most of them usually make some crack as to being “apologetic.” There is a BIG difference.
If there is one thing that I have learned as a Christian, when you submit your will to His, God often takes you places you’ve never could have imagined. Christian Apologetics is one of those places. As I’ve yielded to God’s plans instead of my own, I can see the hand of God directing me from my former career choices to the strategic spot He’s placed me in today. It’s a strategic move of God because my training in reporting and public relations prepared me well to be an Apologist. For instance, I know how to ask good questions and tell a story, and that’s the essence of Apologetics. It’s not merely defending why Christianity is true, but it’s knowing how to ask good questions of other beliefs. Often, I find that most people have not taken much time to evaluate their own worldview, and sadly, most could not tell me why what they believe is true, including many Christians themselves…