Too few Christians seem to take their faith seriously enough to learn how to answer such claims against Christianity. Many see faith as mere belief, something that may or may not be true. It is a preference, not a worldview that makes sense. Because of this, many think they are rejecting Christianity but are really rejecting a misrepresentation of the Christian faith; they have not been shown the real Jesus.
This is a sign of our failure as followers of Jesus. We strongly believe that it is our Christian mandate to make the gospel as clear as possible. This includes defending against attacks and correcting false notions about the faith, just as Paul wrote:
For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ … (2 Cor 10:3-5 ESV)
Furthermore, through trial and error, we’ve realized apologetics has a bad connotation; not just for nonbelievers but for believers too. Many see it as merely head knowledge with no heart or that we take pleasure in creating arguments for argument’s sake. There is a failure to recognize the role apologetics can take in fulfilling the Great Commission.
For these reasons, we have come together as a diverse group of Evangelical Christians to organize events and training opportunities, like our 11-week Christian Worldview course, to help introduce the Christian community to some of the best Christian ideas. Our hope is that we can partner with the local church to help Christians effectively share the truth of the gospel with compassion but without compromise.