Tim Keller on Apologetics

I’ve heard plenty of Christians try to answer the why question by going back to the what. ‘You have to believe because Jesus is the Son of God.’ But that’s answering the why with more what. Increasingly we live in a time in which you can’t avoid the why question. Just giving the what (for example, a vivid gospel presentation) worked in the days when the cultural institutions created an environment in which Christianity just felt true or at least honorable. But in a post-Christendom society, in the marketplace of ideas, you have to explain why this is true, or people will just dismiss it.

— Tim Keller

Posted on October 24, 2012, in Apologetics, Quotes, Religion and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. haha 🙂 we are in agreement.

    many people assert: X is true. X is true. X is true. X is true.

    But an argument needs to be provided to argue on behalf of the fact that X is true.

    This was the point of my previous comment here.

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