Alan has a new article up at STR Place about how to tell the difference between an argument and an opinion, insult, or other non-argument. This is a more important skill than you might realize when you’re in a conversation where you’re being challenged about your beliefs:
You can think of an argument as a house, which has a roof supported by walls. The roof is the claim and the walls are the reasons. Without the walls, you don’t have a house – you just have a roof on the ground.
Not realizing this, many people attempt to “argue” against the Christian faith without ever offering an argument. And many Christians don’t realize there’s no argument to defend against.
Alan goes through a few different examples to show you how to respond to different non-arguments. Check out the full article.