In this case, the article is “Top 5 Problems With Contemporary Christian Apologetics” at The Christian Post (CP).
And the way you can tell it hit its mark is because it made the right people happy and the right people angry.
The first is illustrated in the very first comment posted in response to the article at CP:
“An outstanding analysis of the issue here. Praise God, and bravo to the author for this very thoughtful, honest and illuminating piece!”
Well, thank you. Thank you very much.
The second is illustrated by the next three comments posted at CP. I won’t bore you by reproducing all three paragraph-length comments of invective. But here are a couple choice excerpts:
“We should pray for men such as this. For all the lost of course… but especially for men such as this author… who are leading believers astray. Who with out the mercies of God will find an especially dark punishment reserved for them for their deception.”
“My hope and prayer for the readers of this website is that they see through the lies that this author continues to spew through his posts on this site. His attack on “fundamentalism” is nothing more than a direct attack of God’s word. I am offended and enraged by this. What is written above and in his other posts are a direct attack of God’s word, the proper interpretation of it, His truth and Holiness (inerrancy), and His complete and closed revelation to man in the canon of Scripture. What is being labeled as “fundamentalism” is in fact nothing more than genuine faith in absolute truth.”
Just to be clear, I don’t set out to “offend” and “enrage” fundamentalists. But the fact that I did offend and enrage this fundamentalist suggests that my analysis hit the mark.
So keep that in mind the next time you write an article. Don’t expect everybody to love what you have to say. All you need to focus on is making the right people happy and the right people angry.