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Apologetics Toolbox

posted Jul 26, 2012, 4:29 PM by Anthony Severin   [ updated Jul 26, 2012, 4:29 PM ]
A friend of mine has been publishing the Apologetics Toolbox blog this summer. You should definitely check it out. A quick excerpt from a recent post:

The great thing about apologetics is that it deals with real-life questions about real-life issues. Ideas are everywhere people are. We know that competitive apol is supposed to help with real apologetics, but can I tell you a secret? It works the other way, too. Some of my best speeches used stories of actual people with whom I’ve shared the gospel or talked about spiritual matters. Seriously, go interact with unbelievers and have the courage and compassion to bring up the best news you could ever give them.

Wise words, they are. I got out of the habit of conversing with atheists and unbelievers right when I got into apologetics. Once I began doing so again, I immediately noticed my focus changed and my speeches became immensely more powerful. After all, that which we do in competition should be for the purpose of life outside of the competition.