A number of years ago I started an apologetics blog called Apologia. While that particular blog site no longer exists, the posts from that blog can be found on this site.
But why would I even bother to blog on Christian apologetics? Aren’t there better things that I can do with my time?
While I definitely have interests other than Christian apologetics and I blog on them as well, apologetics is still very important to me.
I can tell you a reason that does NOT inspire to me to blog. Apologetics blogging does not come out of an intolerance of other people’s view or a discomfort with those who disagree with me. I affirm other people’s right to share what they believe and why think I’m wrong. That makes for a healthy environment for productive communication.
So if that is not the reason for my apologetics blogging, why do I do it? Here are five reasons.
- I’m a skeptic by nature and I came out of atheism on my journey toward Christianity. In those early days of my faith, I had no idea that people were asking the hard questions and reflecting on how things fit together. I wish I had access to those resources then. Since I can’t change the past, I can share what I find today.
- My original inspiration for starting an apologetics blog was hearing on a Christian radio station a report about exciting healings and referring listeners to the Christian Science website. The DJ had no idea that Christian Science is not a part of orthodox Christianity. I blog to educate.
- I’m a pastor of a local congregation. Much of my apologetics activity has emerged out of my pastoral role. As a pastor I need to respond to attacks on Christian truth and blogging gives me a platform to do that.
- I value truth. Truth is one of the most important values to me. It is important for me to discover and share the truth. Sometimes the truth is not popular and I offend people exposing either lies or exaggerations that are convenient for certain views and positions.
- Christian apologetics is one of the ways that I connect with God. Some people can pray for hours, others dive into social justice activity, while others lose themselves in passionate worship. When I write in the area of Christian apologetics, I feel like I’m using my gifts and I feel close to God.
To my fellow apologetics bloggers, why do you do what you do?
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