Last week I outlined the sorts of thing that I don’t think work as arguments for or defences of Christian faith. Today I want to look at some of the things I hold to be more helpful.
First, there are those positive accounts people give of why they believe what they believe, and how it makes sense to them. Francis Spufford’s 2012 book Unapologetic is one of the best of these to have been published recently. That doesn’t mean everyone will like it, or that all readers will find it persuasive. It does mean it comes across honestly, personally and thoughtfully, and shows how Spufford sets out the case for what he believes is a reasoned and reasonable response to reality, which also offers wisdom for living in and with that reality.Continue reading “That’s more like an apology”