“If parents are not intellectually engaged with their faith and do not have sound arguments for Christian theism and good answers to their children’s questions, then we are in real danger of losing our youth.”
I came across this quote in a book called, “Reasonable Faith: Christian Truth and Apologetics,” which I am reading for my apologetics course.While a theoretical discipline, this quote helped me see the practical need for all of us to be engaged with apologetic issues. In the pluralistic culture in which we live our children, teenagers, and college students look to us to respond with answers. The question for us is, “Do we have those answers?”
If your child goes to public school or watches any kind of TV, they are being influenced by a worldview other than a biblical one. The only chance that these students have of surviving in this type of environment is if we equip them with the answers to the questions that they have. It is incumbent upon us to study God’s Word, study our culture, and study the intellectual issues of our time. If we do these things, we will give our youth the best chance for spiritual survival.
In your opinion, how important is it to be engaged with intellectual issues? What type of intellectual issues do we need to be engaged with right now in our culture?