13 thoughts on “Apologetic Work

  1. Interesting quote from C. S. Lewis, who was one of the greatest apologist for the Christian faith in the 20th century… I don’t think he meant that apologetics is unnecessary, or he wouldn’t have given so much of his life to it. And Spirit-filled, Christ-centered, God-honoring apologetics ~ i.e. defense of our faith ~ is something that we, as Christians, are to be prepared to do; after all, no less than St. Peter said, “Be prepared with an answer…” All the best to you w/God’s richest blessings.


  2. Paul Roberts Abernathy says:

    Rae, I’ve mused on your sharing Lewis’s word, interestingly, I think, found in his work, “Christian Apologetics” (1945), for Lewis, among many things, was a Christian apologist. In that light, I offer a distinction. I believe Lewis was expressing a caution to anyone – including himself! – who sought to serve in the role/vocation of a Christian apologist (from the Greek, ‘apologia, literally meaning “to explain”) who, in seeking to defend Christianity (its beliefs, principles, etc.) divorced the meaning from the person and saving life and ministry of Jesus Christ. For Christianity is less (if at all!) about a set of beliefs and principles and more (truly!) a life lived in the saving victory of Jesus Christ. Whenever a Christian apologist forgets that or fails to keep bonded that sacred connection, then the effort to defend (rather than explain, make clear) Christianity is a losing one. At least, that’s what I think Lewis was saying/addressing. Having said this, know this, I love your blog.

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  3. I like what you say here, albeit through CS. Another way of understanding doctrine is like this. It represents clothing for the mind and heart. As they are renewed and changed by the revelation of Christ, the clothing must change also.

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  4. Great word on this, Rae. Thanks for posting relevant ideas in an engaging manner.

    Timothy Denney

    Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them. – W. Clement Stone

    Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant – Robert Louis Stevenson.

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  5. This is very timely for me! I just started a class on apologetics at church yesterday. I’m already enjoying it, but recognize that one needs to very careful, precise. and surrendered to the guidance of the Holy Spirit – otherwise, there is a potential for things to go terribly wrong.

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