Thank you for telling about this website. Great to see you. My question is sorta dually-pronged…so forgive me if it seems contradictory.
-My ministry partners often talk anecdotally about Apologetics. While we value logic and also being good stewards of the faith and “. . .being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect. . .” but often we are concerned that often Apologetics can get into the “weeds to much” and often be a bit to defensive (IE: some of those who purely argue with Atheists or want to win arguments). I personally have never seen an un-saved person saved from Apologetics (I know there are cases), but generally, from a response that is from their heart and more pathos/ethos driven – followed by logos. What would you say to those Christians who feel called not to study Apologetics?
Second question! What value is it to study those who are non-Christians? I know that the contemporary-Christian faith often has been influenced by Greeks (IE: the reference to the “Soul”). An old Christian teacher I had told me that, “All truth is God’s truth” – I am curious, with what lens we should study – if at all – other philosophers?