Christianity 201

August 1, 2010

How To Do Apologetics (By Someone Who Does it Well)

Filed under: Uncategorized — paulthinkingoutloud @ 5:45 pm
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Ravi Zacharias was recently asked on a radio show what makes a good apologist (defender of the Christian faith.)

He said, “Let me answer the question backwards;” and continued

  • a bad apologist deals with the question
  • a good apologist deals with the questioner

We can get so locked into ‘winning points’ in a discussion that we lose sight of the person asking the questions.   Jesus looked past the questions — some that we would consider superficial and others we would be less likely to dismiss — and dealt with the heart of the person.

How can I remember to do that the next time I’m in a seemingly ‘confrontation’ faith discussion?

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