Elevator Apologetics part 3: Broken World

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This week’s image for apologetics may seem obvious and too simple. Yet, that’s precisely what makes it effective. I should know, since I use it constantly. The image is: Broken world. College students ask me why earthquakes wipe out nations. Broken world. Why a tsunami killed 250,000 people. Broken world. Why a mother or best friend was afflicted with a …

Elevator Apologetics 2: Elephant Traps

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A few weeks ago I sat in the student union of Santa Rosa Junior College with a cool young atheist (let’s just call him CYA). He told me he would never believe in God, even if God appeared to him personally. To CYA’s thinking, a supposed appearance by God would be more rationally explained by his own hallucinations than by …

Elevator Apologetics Part 1: Don’t blame the hammer.

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Starting today, a new series: apologetic material you can use in a short conversation (even on an elevator). I will try to give you a single crisp image, a kind of “go-to” card you can play in various situations. note: “Apologetics” as I am using the word means to make a case for Christian faith. First image: Don’t blame the …