Dr. David Horner is Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies at Talbot School of Theology. Today we are excited to feature the video version of his essay, “Too Good Not to Be True.” Here is the blurb describing the video from the Forum of Christian Leader’s YouTube page:
Apologetics is about communicating, not merely talking. It requires that we understand those with whom we speak: what they think, the questions they’re asking (and not asking), the assumptions they’re making; and the misconceptions that keep them from listening to what we have to say. If we don’t understand the soil, we may be scattering seeds in vain – talking but not communicating, making noise but not making progress. Perhaps the deepest, soil-hardening challenges to the apologetic task in our time are moral objections to Christianity – to the (perceived) immorality of Christian attitudes and behavior in history and the present. In this talk we think about apologetics and its relation to “soil management,” consider the apologetic role and importance of moral goodness, and suggest some ways to help people come to see the gospel as too good not to be true.
If you haven’t yet had the chance to read Horner’s essay, this lecture will be well worth your time.
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