Gently and respectfully challenging how people define wrong and right.

image courtesy of Andi Jetaime via flickr.com
                                                image courtesy of Andi Jetaime via flickr.com

After doing a very quick internet search for how people decide right and wrong, I found that there are many, many such discussions.  The majority of responses I saw could be divided into three themes:

  • We know what is right and wrong based on the way we were raised.
  • Everyone gets to determine right and wrong for themselves.
  • Right and wrong just exist and we don’t need religion or anyone else to tell us what is right and wrong.

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Start an apologetics conversation – Are people basically good or basically evil?

 

image courtesy of Ariane Middel via flickr.com
image courtesy of Ariane Middel via flickr.com

Not long ago, I attended a mandatory employees’ conference.  This conference emphasized the investigative arm of the law enforcement agency for which I work.  Much of the material dealt with violent crimes people commit against one another.  At the end of the two-day event, I was emotionally spent.  Continue reading

Staying on topic. How the Christian apologist should be like an expert witness.

photo courtesty Jared Cherup via flickr.com
photo courtesy Jared Cherup via flickr.com

 

In a prior post I listed several skills an expert witness must develop in order to be effective while testifying in court.  I believe those same skills will serve the Christian apologist well when they are engaged in conversations with people who are asking questions about their faith. Continue reading