From the article: “The moment I mention “apologetics” among a group of Christians, I get one of two reactions.
There are the apologetics fans who get very excited. They read every apologetics book, listen to every apologetics podcast and attend every apologetics conference. They are convinced that apologetics is the key to the effectiveness of the church.
Then there are those are turned off by apologetics. They may believe that people today are more concerned with experience and community rather than truth claims. They fear that apologetics, if effective at all, will lead to a passionless intellectual religion.
In navigating these extremes, it may be helpful to have a working definition of apologetics.
John Stackhouse, professor of Religious Studies at Crandall University, sees apologetics in this way…” For the complete article, here.