Don’t get me wrong I love questions. I love answers and I love arguing. I love rationality. I just hate apologetics. It certainly isn’t a substitution for dialogue. When I enter a discussion with a person who claims to be an apologist my mind is on defense from the start. That’s where apologetics comes from; a place of defense moving in offense of another position. I enjoy the tussle, but I’ve never seen any good come from it. The truth is that no one ever converted to Christianity because they lost an argument. I never expect to change minds while defending my thoughts with someone. I do however, hope that they hear me and that I hear them and we both consider one another’s point of view. But that’s not what apologetics does, what I described is dialogue. Walking into a conversation on apologetics is like walking armed into an interrogation room. Sure, the people in the room will probably agree with you in the end, but out of duress. We aren’t going to win anyone to Christ for real like that. So what’s the point?