There are a lot of ways to “do” apologetics, but from my perspective far too many of the books and educational programs focus on winning debates rather than winning souls for Christ. My friend Paula summarizes this concern well when she writes,
My concern is that apologetics, which is by nature a rational sharing of information, has become for some an emotional tool of conflict creating a divide rather than reconciliation.
So what then is good apologetics? For me, it has to be incarnational. I define it like this;
Incarnational Apologetics is not to convince others that the Church is “relevant” NOR to persuade them of the truth.
Incarnational Apologetics is our Divine-mission to remove false-shelters that keep God’s Lost children from a personal encounter with the Spirit of Jesus Christ and knowing Him as the Way, the Truth and the Life!
In the following video, I offer a foundation for this definition and show why this approach is necessary in our post-modern world.
Over the coming months, I will present more videos that refine the purpose and mission of every follower of Jesus to live as an Incarnational Apologist.