An Apologia for Apologetics


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Today I begin a new series on the Christian Today website – we will also be following this up through the Solas ‘Fleabytes’.   You can access the first article here – Five Bad Reasons Christians Avoid Apologetics  (I guess they didn’t like my original title)..

The text is below:

“You can’t argue people into the Kingdom”
Congratulations. You passed the first hurdle. Having seen the word ‘apologetics’ in the title, you still managed to read this far! To put it mildly, apologetics has a bad image. Indeed, such a bad image that at Solas we prefer to use the term ‘persuasive evangelism’ because apologetics either carries the notion of saying sorry for being a Christian, or of some male geeky nerd pontificating on the teleological argument. Like all caricatures there is some element of truth in this, but it is overall grossly unfair. It’s time to rescue apologetics…

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