Teaching Apologetics

Ryan Robinson

It is easiest to identify Ryan as both theologian and tech guy. By day, Ryan is a Technical Consultant work with PeaceWorks Technology Solutions. There, he works on websites, CRMs, and SharePoint implementations. Along with blogging here, Ryan is a founding member of the MennoNerds blogging network and a contributor to the book A Living Alternative.

3 Responses

  1. The course I had last winter (2011) on Apologetics for a Post-Modern era presented that the best apologetic for post-modernism/post-Christendom is an apologetic of description, not definition, and especially an apologetic of narrative, either the narrative of Jesus or our own narratives we present in how we live out our lives.

    • I’ve heard the personal experience approach before and Bruxy identifies it among his 8 that he lists. I definitely agree with the general principle of description rather than definition. Many intellectuals will still act like it is definition which they are stumbling over but I do think the real problem a lot of the time is that they either don’t know the story of Jesus or know some version of it which is simply not interesting. The narrative/teaching (they aren’t that different) approach seems much better in most cases.

  1. May 12, 2013

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