What to Say When You Don’t Know How to Respond

Apologetics Tip #5: Alan shares a helpful tip on what to do when you’re stuck in a conversation with someone who has an opposing viewpoint.

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Here's your apologetics tip of the day.

When you get stuck, ask a question.

You see, sometimes when you're in a conversation, you might find yourself in over your head

or just don't know where to go with the conversation.

Now when this happens, switch into fact-finding mode.

In other words, instead of trying to make your case, just begin to ask questions to

better understand two things.

One, what exactly is the person's view?

And two, why they believe it.

Then, on your own time, you can reflect on their argument, research more on the topic,

and just kind of think through an answer.

And that way, the pressure's off you to always be quick on your feet.

You can take your time and give a more thoughtful response at a later time.

All these benefits come by simply asking questions.

And that's your apologetics tip of the day.

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Alan Shlemon