Has the age of Christian Apologetics ended?

18 Aug

More Than a Carpenter  -     By: Josh McDowell, Sean McDowell
When I was in high school, I worked for a Christian bookstore.  I didn’t make any money because I was constantly buying new books and cassette tapes.  I still remember being the first of our town to discover this brand new video called “Veggie Tales” (who would have guessed that singing vegetables would have become so popular?).

I bought Christian classics, commentaries, and anything that I thought would help me grow in my relationship with Christ.  Among my purchases were a few books by Josh McDowell.  He was a best-selling author due to his focus on Christian Apologetics (rational defense of a Christian worldview).  His most famous book, “More Than a Carpenter” has sold over 15 million copies.  In this book, Josh presents the argument that Jesus must be either a liar, lunatic, or Lord (the argument has been up-dated by others to include “Legend”).  It is a fantastic read, and I encourage you to check it out.

As our culture has shifted from modernism (rule of reason) to post-modernism, the rational defense of Christianity no longer produces best sellers.  I found an article that discusses how the role of Apologetics has shifted away from a rational defense.


I hope that you will read the article by Peter Enns and ponder.  Feel free to share your thoughts.

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