Does apologetics need an apology?

C. Michael Patton at Parchment and Pen had a good blog post yesterday about apologetics. Actually, it was more about apologists for Christianity, rather than apologetics itself. Apologetics is a valuable pursuit, making well-reasoned arguments to explain and defend the Christian faith. But apologists – the people who make the arguments – sometimes detract a good deal from the value of their arguments by the attitude with which they make them.

I don’t have a lot to add to what he says, but I’d be more than happy to discuss it further. Apologetics is a fascinating subject to me – but as Patton points out, it is full of subtle pitfalls.


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