I’ve been recently re-thinking some of my basic ideas about apologetics, and this post is not about that. HA! That will come soon enough as I’m struggling through some questions regarding the biblical commission to defend the faith (i.e. who’s supposed to and in what contexts).
But, I’ve noticed recently that there’s a fair amount of silly defense of the faith regarding “in house” issues in reformed circles. I know and respect several apologetics organizations and individuals who defend the faith against attacks from Islam, atheism, the Jehovah’s Witnesses, the Latter Day Saints, the Neo-Pagans, etc. Also, there’s more than a few people and organizations who defend the faith against attacks from the secular accademy in the forms of Evolution, Higher Criticism, Psychology & Psychiatry, etc. I’ve found myself actually attracted to defending Christianity against the widespread and sundry attacks coming from alternative medicine and the estern spirituality associated with that spectrum of thought (though I admittedly haven’t done much positive work on that field). I know more than a few Christians who have very questionable ideas sneaking into their minds and hearts from that back door, and I see few people adressing the attacks from those areas well.
I’m wondering if arguing with evidentialists is really defending the faith?
I’m wondering if arguing with dispensationalists is really defending the faith?
Until Next Time,
Lyndon “The Armchair Evidentialist Covenant Theologian Whiner” Unger
(Don’t get worried Jimmy! I’m neither of those! That was a joke!)