Sunday, June 24, 2012

Alister McGrath on Giving Answers

“Apologists cannot be content to depend on borrowed answers. They need to develop answers for themselves. In short, they need to own their answers. Never give an answer to a question that doesn’t satisfy you in the first place.”

 – Alister McGrath

Mere Apologetics (Kindle Locations 2883-2885). Baker Book Group. Kindle Edition. 


  1. Doubting Eric June 24, 2012

    That is great advice. I wish more people would strive for that.

  2. Robby October 5, 2012

    I think this is a great piece of advice. You know, Michael Ramsden said that when you read books or hear speakers, you will read and hear things and say "hey, that's a great point, I can use that". But if you have never broken that argument down and thought about it yourself, you will never truly be able to communicate it to anyone else.