Giving answers to all
by Paul Lewis
I have been studying apologetics for twelve years now, and it has become an important part of my life. Not only have my studies provided me with answers, but I have seen apologetics equip Christians to provide an answer to everyone.
As I read, think, wrestle, argue and discuss, I realise a good way to approach apologetics is to think about giving answers and seeking answers.
The problem with ‘cookie cutter’ answers
In my early days of reading apologetic-related resources, I would share with students and seekers as part of my university ministry. I would often give ‘cookie cutter’ answers; very precise and verbatim from the books I was reading. This method wasn’t always as effective as I hoped! These answers often had a lot of underlying assumptions as to the motives of the questioner; this was—understandably—not always met with appreciation…