It doesn’t take long for most Christians to realize that evangelism isn’t just about presenting knowledge; It’s about how we present that knowledge. Rattling off the Romans Road and a list of facts that lead to a reasoned faith in the resurrection isn’t bad, in and of itself. But if we do so without attention to the direction of the conversation or an understanding of the positions of those with whom we’re sharing, it can have a major impact on how others perceive our God! And that’s where Stand to Reason comes in.
Stand to Reason exists not for the purpose of helping Christians accumulate knowledge, but rather to assist believers in developing wisdom in regard to the presentation of knowledge. Their goal is not simply to teach what a Christian ought to think, but to help Christians learn how to think – assisting believers as they form the skills to critically analyze the claims of other philosophies as well as their own. Take a moment to review the Ambassador’s Creed for an overview of what makes a good Christian apologist and see if you’re willing to commit to developing these skills. Then dive right in!
The site offers a wide range of resources for anyone seeking a ready answer, but without the time to read lengthy articles. Check out Quick Thoughts where you’ll find concise answers to difficult questions as well as insightful articles from other Christian philosophers and theologians. Or examine on-site articles on topics ranging from bio-ethics to science and philosophy. Explore the link between abortion and human rights, discover a good reason for evil, and struggle with the question of animal ethics. Want to be certain you can defend your point? Why not take a look at the Solid Ground archives where you’ll find organized cases for everything from Israel’s attack on Canaan to the rejection of Mormonism as a Christian denomination.
Prefer to listen instead of read? STR offers a broad selection of podcasts ranging from the Stand to Reason Weekly Radio Show to Thinking Out Loud, a few brief thoughts on the subjects that really matter. Then, visit the Stand to Reason Blog for follow-up on the shows and links to relevant sites.
There’s plenty to see on this easy-to-digest site, so give it a quick scan, then bookmark it for future reference. You’re sure to be back time and time again!