4 Tips for Getting Started as an Apologist
by Blake Giunta
Focus on the Gospel.
It’s very easy for Christian intellectuals to become entranced with side debates on predestination and so forth, but these should take a backseat to issues that most effectively move a non-believer from skepticism to basic faith.
Those basic issues include the debates over
- God’s existence
- Jesus’ existence
- Jesus’ resurrection
The Christian case for these three is very secure, and you can safely invest in mastering them. This is relevant because, if you can convince someone that God exists and raised Jesus from the dead, then they will usually be at the doorstep of the Gospel. Notice as well that you can get them there relatively easily by postponing discussions about Biblical inerrancy—i.e. whether or not the Bible has errors in it…