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Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Missional Apologetics - Not Just Sprouting Facts About Science and the Bible

I am almost embarrassed to say it. Until not-all-that-long-ago my basis for apologetics was arguments for biblical truth based predominantly around science, and more directly, how the Bible and science were completely compatible.

While my views on creation, the universe etc. may not have changed, my status as a bona fide 'creation scientist' may soon be under review. You see, over the past couple of years I have been starting to feel uncomfortable about my previous, narrow approach, to introducing people to Jesus. While generally, and when compared to some, I think I was a soft-touch in this area, I do know that I have, at least on a couple of occasions, been guilty of arguing my point of view to the detriment of the kingdom - and, unfortunately, without too many opportunities for apologies. Needless to say, I haven't seen my victims since!

So - now confession time is finished - I was interested to read John Smulo's list entitled Apologetic Insights. It seems that much of the same "emerging" themes seem present in this list. In a missional sense, even apologetics is conducted relationally.

So here's his post - I think it is a good, thought provoking starting place for the topic of missional apologetics.

FOOTNOTE: To those who care - I am still a convinced creationist - Don't want anyone to lose any sleep! :)


John Smulo said...

I was just checking out your blog yesterday. Thanks for the feedback! I'm no an evolutionist either for what it's worth. Look forward to reading more of your blog.

Missional Jerry said...

great blog - John has some great work at his site - but so do you!

The Creature said...

Hey John, Thanks for dropping by. I appreciated your apologetics list - it got me thinking (which is usually a good thing - I think!). I'm looking forward to checking out the site when it's up and running.


And thank you Jerry - flattery will get you everywhere! :)