Yesterday, I had the pleasure of speaking in the morning service at West Meadows Baptist Church in Edmonton, AB. In the service, Pastor Mark presented me with four questions from the congregation on topics in apologetics (though he had let me know earlier in the week what those questions would be).
As you can guess, these are not especially complex questions — What is apologetics? What is absolute truth? What’s the best argument for God or Christianity? Why is there evil and suffering? — but they are perennial questions. And it’s always a challenge to consider how to address one of these big questions in 7 or 8 minutes and to do so in an accessible and engaging way for a lay audience. So here’s my best shot: