6 Lies Christian Apologists Shouldn’t Buy
by Esther O’Reilly
I’ve occasionally been described by people slightly familiar with my work as an “evangelical apologist.” Depending on who assigns that sort of a label, this could bring any number of assumptions and connotations along with it in the mind of the giver. In my case, a good number of them are probably going to be incorrect. As a cradle Continuing Anglican, I’ve always been on the outside looking in at evangelical church culture, despite my deep appreciation for some of the historical roots thereof. (This makes me either its best or its worst critic, depending on your point of view.) Perhaps it’s my lifelong practice of the via media that makes me just as happy to see a skeptical convert make his way to the doors of a Catholic church as a Protestant one.
However, while I may not be a particularly evangelical apologist, I think I could fairly be labeled as an apologist, and a fairly experienced one at that. When I look at the field of apologetics, I see good work being done. At the same time, I see a lot of room for improvement. Today, I want to look at six lies Christian apologists might be tempted to buy…