Sharing our faith in Christ can be intimidating, especially when hard questions are asked. It can be even more challenging for homeschooled students, if they’re unprepared for those questions. Listen in as Home School Heartbeat host Mike Farris and Bill Foster, author of Meet the Skeptic, discuss how to prepare to take a stand for truth.
My guest this week is Bill Foster. Bill is the author of Meet the Skeptic. This is an apologetics book that’s designed to help teens and adults understand the objections that they may encounter as they talk about the gospel. Bill, welcome to the program.
Thanks, Mike, great to be here.
Bill, tell our listeners about the model you’ve created to help Christians talk confidently with skeptics.
Sure, what happens is that many believers get discouraged or intimidated when they try to answer a skeptic because they don’t see how they can possibly remember answers for all of their objections. But instead of thinking about skepticism as a tangled mass of unrelated questions, what if we started seeing it as categories instead? Virtually all objections can be grouped into four general categories: moral, spiritual, scientific, and biblical. And at the heart of these categories is a root idea shared by the objections in that category. Trying to give an answer to one objection after another usually just results in a ping pong match that may lead nowhere. But if we ask questions that dig up the root idea behind the objections, we can steer the conversation in a more meaningful direction.
Bill, that just sounds really fascinating, and I can’t wait to hear the rest of this story. Tune in again next time.