Preaching to the Choir: Why the Church Needs Apologetics
By Amanda Fischer
As a young teenager, I was introduced to apologetics. I think it was a little like love at first sight. I was fascinated by this story woven from facts and logic that presented evidence for a Christian worldview. Immediately, I began to think of people I knew who needed to hear this information. I brainstormed ways to present the case to them as I furiously scribbled notes.
Apologetics, in my mind, meant going on the offensive. I was going to destroy arguments and topple secular ideas. Apologetics, then, was for “them.”
Thankfully, in the days since then, I’ve grown wiser. Although at times I miss that youthful zeal, I now have a better understanding of what apologetics is and who it’s for. And it’s not just the unbeliever. All the fascinating facts you learn and the deep understanding you gain can be used to grow your own relationship with God.
Besides your personal growth, though, as a corporate whole the Church needs apologetics. Here’s why…