An excellent article!
I currently teach two different courses: Apologetics and New Testament. I came into the year convinced that I would love and be refreshed by the New Testament course. I mean how can you read through the Gospels and not be overwhelmed by the love and beauty of Jesus?! I think Apologetics is a worthy and necessary class, but it is quite a different animal.
But something unexpected happened….this year I have enjoyed teaching Apologetics much more than the New Testament. I think this largely has to do with the overwhelmingly positive response from my Apologetic’s students and the surprisingly negative response from my New Testament students. I should add that I still enjoy and get pumped over my New Testament material, but it’s hard to not let my student’s responses affect me. This has made me ask the question why? Why do high school students seem to enjoy apologetics more…
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