Why is it that solid, rational arguments for the Christian faith often fail? James Sire, public defender of the Christian faith, has asked himself that question. Sometimes the arguments themselves just aren't that good. How can we make them better? Sire offers insights on making a persuasive case for Christ.
Defending the Christian faith is a multidimensional task. But central to that task must be the presentation and example of the uniqueness of Christian love. Author and apologist Art Lindsley explores the persuasive and illuminating power of Christlike love expressed in commitment, conscience, community and courage.
Seeking to get beyond the gridlock of apologetic arguments, John Wilkinson argues that while Christianity is not unreasonable, it is not merely reasonable either. He calls Christians to reserve for God's wisdom--which often looks, to the human brain, like foolishness--the role of vindicating and authenticating faith.
Every day it seems more difficult to explain to others what we believe and why. When our ideas and arguments fail to persuade them, what then? Is there another approach we can take? J. P. Moreland and Tim Muehlhoff offer a host of stories and illustrations from everyday life, history and pop culture to help Christians bolster their witness to friends and coworkers.
Is everything good in Christianity plagiarized from traditional African religions? What about criticisms of Christianity made by the Nation of Islam? Craig S. Keener and Glenn Usry answer these and other hard questions put to the black church.