We're not just thinkers, we're Christian thinkers. That means God has given us our gifts and interest for a reason, which like all other gifts (see 1 Cor. 12 and Eph. 4) is to serve others in love. Although there are tons of apologetics books and calendars full of conferences (and we'd like to read and attend them all!), almost all of them tell us more about the content of our apologetics, and almost none of them help us learn how to be effective in using apologetics in our churches, campuses, and communities.
To teach, to encourage, to counsel, and to share
I can't tell you how many blog posts I've seen about how to get apologetics into our churches. Some of us have seen more progress on that than others. We can all learn from each other how to find opportunities to teach, counsel, and encourage others.
There aren't many of us. Not enough, anyway.
Christians with a strong interest in discipleship of the mind can be hard to find. Lots of us feel like loners in our church. Even if we don't, most of us would still enjoy more good opportunities to get together with likeminded people. This is your chance.
This group is being formed under the leadership of Tom Gilson, Senior Editor and Ministry Coordinator at The Stream, author of Critical Conversations: A Christian Parents' Guide to Discussing Homosexuality With Teens, lead editor of True Reason: Confronting the Irrationality of the New Atheism, author of the Feedspot Top Ten Christian blog Thinking Christian, and 37-year veteran of ministry leadership with Cru, BreakPoint, and Ratio Christi.