Every so often I find myself frustrated, wondering how long it will take Christians to get the idea that our culture is changing right before our eyes and that we need to update how we share with our ever increasing skeptical culture the gospel of Christ. Please understand I am not advocating changing the unchanging message. Some of you who follow me on Facebook may have seen this from some of our postings on the need for apologetics in evangelism and why it is necessary for the church to incorporate it into the ministry of the church today.
This posting is not going to discuss the “how,” but what I want to do is get to the real issue and respond to the criticisms toward apologetics and provide a response to what I think are the top three criticisms today.
Before I do, let me explain that apologetics is not just for those in the scholarly circles but for the church at large. When Peter wrote his first letter, he wrote to a displaced church and not to the academically elite of the day.