Shaping the Battlefield Part IV: Tactical Apologetics

In my previous post I wrote about what I call operational apologetics: the second tier in a three-tiered metaphorical framework. The three tiers that I compare the apologetic's landscape to are: the strategic, the operational and here, the tactical. At the tactical level in military operations is where the real action takes place. Here small units … Continue reading Shaping the Battlefield Part IV: Tactical Apologetics

Shaping the Battlefield Part III – Operational Apologetics

  In my last post I introduced a simple framework for understanding the world of Christian Apologetics. Using a military metaphor, I broke down this framework into a strategic, operational, and tactical levels of apologetical work. At the strategic level you have the highest level of academic scholarship in areas such as Philosophy, Theology, Biblical Studies and Historical … Continue reading Shaping the Battlefield Part III – Operational Apologetics

Shaping the Battlefield Part I: Christian Apologetics

Anyone familiar with the term "Apologetics" will immediately grasp some of the basic ideas associated with the word. First, they will realize that apologetics has to do with building a case for the rationality and truthfulness of the Christian faith, rather than apologizing for Christianity, or for particular Christians. In contrast, those unfamiliar with the discipline … Continue reading Shaping the Battlefield Part I: Christian Apologetics

Shaping the Battlefield Part II: Strategic Apologetics

The Strategic View - Creating the VisionIn my last post, I reflected on what Apologetics means, why it is used, and to some degree what it entails. In this post I will introduce a simple metaphor for better understanding the practice of Christian Apologetics, and introduce some of the key figures involved in this practice. … Continue reading Shaping the Battlefield Part II: Strategic Apologetics