The Apologist’s Imperative

So my dad gave me an assignment the other day…

Title: The Apologist’s Imperative
Subject: Wittgenstein’s famous statement, “If a lion could talk, we could not understand him.”
Tools and hints: 1) Contextualization and 2) Meta-communication

It was a perfect topic for me to wrestle with because, well, essentially, it relates perfectly to my intended purpose for this site.  So, here’s what I came up with…let me know what you think!!


Apologetics is the theological discipline concerned with producing systematic, well-reasoned arguments that defend the divinity and authority of Christianity.  An imperative is defined by Merriam-Webster as, “an obligatory act or duty.”  We are therefore concerning ourselves here with discussing the essential, necessary responsibility of anyone who claims Christ – that is, how do we effectively communicate the Gospel message of salvation to the world? Continue reading