I’m energized whenever I get around other like-minded Apologists.
The last two days are proof of that.
I arrived late to the three-day event Friday afternoon after it was more than half-way completed.
Of course it was my original intent to attend all sessions of CIA 2016, but recent business and personal challenges threatened any attendance at all.
And I’m glad I did!
Because I’m reminded of the real reason for attending CIA in the first place -a chance to renew my excitement for the gift of reason in fellowship with others like me.
You see, those of us who live and breathe cause and effect, reason, are few and far between. We have this unrelenting thirst to know why and how anything is true. Especially Christianity.
We are annoying.
Not to each other, but to the majority of Christians who already “know” that Christianity is true without the need to backfill their “knowledge” with why it’s true and how it’s true.
These are unimportant details to the rank and file Christian.
And to some it’s considered a sin to even ask the questions!
So it can be a lonely life, where true fellowship in the local Church with others gifted with the need to reason is severely limited by the odds against finding others like us.
This is true of Church leadership as well.
Which is surprising.
Because here you would think statistical averages wouldn’t apply.
If for no other reason than the glaring need of an Apologetics base is growing exponentially and in direct proportion to the erosion of the current “faith only” base.
Yet, Church leaders young and old don’t see you, or worse yet look through you as if you didn’t exist at all.
An Apologist is irrelevant.
But we know better.
We were made this way for a reason.
And though separated by space and time, we are united in fellowship by a common design rallied around a common purpose.
To always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks us to give a reason for the hope that we have.
To the non-Christians of course.
But also, when they are ready to hear it, Christians too.