Monthly Archives: June 2017

Pride and Apologetics

By: Elias Ayala (M.A.T & Mdiv) “Yes, pride is a perpetual nagging temptation. Keep knocking it on the head but don’t be too worried about it. As long as one knows one is proud one is safe from the worst form of pride”. -C.S. Lewis I think C.S. Lewis captured well the notion that the worst kind of pride is the kind of pride we are not aware that we have. Admitting that pride can sometimes creep into our lives is a step in the right direction. The issue of … Read More »

A Christian and Two Buddhists Walk into Starbucks

By: Elias Ayala (M.A.T & Mdiv) I was trying to get some work done at a local Starbucks near my home when I overheard a rather interesting conversation. Two Buddhist gentlemen were discussing the impact Buddhism has had on their lives. They went on and on about the practical benefits of the Buddhist philosophy of life and how it has brought them to a place where they can genuinely love other people and the world around them. One of the gentlemen, very passionately tried to express to his friend some … Read More »

The Folly of Neutrality

By: Elias Ayala (M.A.T. & M.DIV) As with tossing a double sided coin, beginning the task of apologetics in a neutral fashion is a losing battle. The idea that we need to lay aside our biases as our opponent lays aside his or her biases is quite the illusion. For at first glance, such an approach seems to be the fair an objective way to go, however upon closer analysis you will find that not only is neutrality in our thought unbiblical, it is literally impossible. That’s right, to be … Read More »