I am currently reading Beyond Opinion: Living the Faith We Defend. Ravi Zacharias is the author and general editor of the book. I am a big fan of Ravi Zacharias and the work that he is doing in the field of Christian apologetics. This book is definitely not disappointing. It is very thought provoking and challenging.
This particular quote caught my attention:
“Apologetics has two major components – one negative, one positive. Negatively, apologetics identifies and responds to objections that are raised against faith. Positively, it works out how best to communicate and commend the gospel to each audience it engages. It is therefore vitally important to determine the leading objections raised by [unbelievers] against faith and to consider how to deal with these – and also how best to engage atheism as we try to explore and explain the truth and relevance of the gospel.” (p. 21)
This quote probably caught my attention because I am just getting ready to begin my graduate studies in the field of Christian apologetics. But I do think this quote applies (or at least should apply) to all Christians. Even believers who do not choose to study apologetics full time should still be prepared to explain what they believe and why they believe it in an easy-to-understand way to unbelievers.