I see a lot of apologetics videos on YouTube, defending Christianity against progressive Christians or atheists etc. By focussing on this kind of content, I think we might be missing something important.
I decided to try another video post because it seemed to work quite well last time. I’m beginning to find it more natural to express my thoughts in video format these days – but I do apologise for those of you who prefer a written format!
In this video I wonder whether a lot of Christian channels focus so much on engaging with criticisms of Christianity that we’ve overlooked something important: we need to spend more time simply teaching the Christian faith.
These are the basic points:
- Apologetics content lets the people you’re defending the faith against set the agenda;
- Most ordinary people aren’t asking those kind of questions – it’s easy on social media to get the view that everybody feels a certain way when it’s only a handful of very vocal activists;
- The best apologetic is teaching a Christian worldview.
I think we should focus more on catechising, and I wrote a bit about this in my post here: The Lost Art of Catechism.