Sunday, March 21, 2010

Not a Castle

Christian apologetics is not like living in a castle with the
drawbridge up and occasionally tossing a stone over the walls. It is not to be
based on a citadel mentality-- sitting inside and saying, 'You cannot reach me
here.' If the Christian adopts this attitude, either in theory or practice, his
contacts with those who have accepted twentieth century thought will stop.
Apologetics should not be merely an academic subject, a new kind of
scholasticism. It should be thought out and practiced in the rough and tumble of
living contact with the present generation. Thus, the Christian should not be
interested only in presenting a nicely balanced system on its own, like some
Greek metaphysical system, but rather in something that has constant contact
with reality
-- the reality of the questions being asked by his own
Francis A. Schaeffer (from The God Who is There)

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