Discussing your Christian convictions with others can seem like a daunting task – especially if the person you’re talking to is skeptical or even hostile towards your views.
On this episode of the Reasonable Theology podcast, apologist Greg Koukl shares a number of tactics you can use to keep the conversation going, avoid hostility, and point out flaws in a person’s thinking with grace and compassion.
Koukl is the head of the apologetics ministry Stand to Reason and is the author of many books, including Tactics: A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions where he shares a number of methods to stay in the driver seat of any conversation.
Listen as we discuss tactics for maneuvering comfortably and confidently through challenging discussions about Jesus.
On This Episode We’ll Discuss:
- The need for harvesters and gardeners in the Great Commission
- The power of questions in guiding our conversations
- How to expose faulty thinking without being aggressive
- What’s new in the 10th Anniversary Edition of Tactics
- How to maintain an engaging, disarming conversation even if the other person becomes aggressive
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About Our Guest
Greg Koukl has been the host of the radio talk show “Stand to Reason” for over 30 years, where he defends “Christianity worth thinking about.” His apologetics ministry can be found online at STR.org, and he is also an adjunct professor of Christian apologetics at Biola University. Among his many books, my favorite is Tactics: A Game plan for discussing your Christian convictions.” An updated, 10th anniversary edition of Tactics is available now.
- Visit Stand to Reason
- More books by Greg Koukl
- Our Top 10 Apologetics Books
- Listen to our interview with J Warner Wallace
- Watch Greg Koukl discusses each tactic from the book