Who Wants to Be an Apologist?

Rob Bowman over at The Religious Researcher has taken on sharing his ideas for the role of Christian Apologist. His view of the position is that it has been well abused and I agree with him. As he states

"A related perception, which seems to be increasingly common within Christianity, is that apologists—and I am now speaking specifically of Christian apologists—tend to be arrogant know-it-alls, smart-alecks who are quick to criticize even picayune errors and whose interest in doctrinal correctness is not matched or balanced by an interest in people. In a recent blog, Michael Spencer, the “Internet Monk," posed this question: "Why are apologists….you know…..why are they the way they are?" By way of explanation, Spencer links to a Bizarro comic (by Don Piraro) in which St. Peter turns away a man at the Pearly Gates with the comment, "You were a believer, yes. But you skipped the not-being-a-jerk-about-it part." In short, Spencer is suggesting, apologists are jerks."

Really, you need to read this article.

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~ by thoughtcrime2 on January 23, 2009.

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