What Is Apologetics?

Posted: February 7, 2011 by Amy Hall in Etcetera

Brett has a new article at STR Place:

When Christians ask me what I do for a living, I’m hesitant to answer. Inevitably my reply includes something about “apologetics.”  But for some believers, apologetics has a questionable reputation. It amounts to intellectually bullying or argumentative one-upsmanship. It’s all head and no heart. So you can understand my hesitation. However, is this an accurate view of apologetics?

I Peter 3:15—kind of the apologist’s theme verse—says to “always be ready to give a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you.”  Simply put, that’s apologetics. But in this short description, we discover three important details…

See what those three details are at STR Place.

  1. A recent STR blog dealt with Christianese to which “apologetics” may seem ” all head and no heart.”

    Maybe “I research for myself and others the truths of the Christian faith so we can be confident of the hope that is in Christ Jesus.”