Just recently a teen told me, “If the God of the Bible exists, I’ve never seen Him.” A dozen possible apologetic responses came to mind, but I put them all on the back burner. As important as it is to be ready with an answer for the hope we have (1 Peter 3:15), I’ve come to realize that effective outreach to skeptics is probably about 80 percent relationship and 20 percent persuasive evidence.
In 2004 a YouTube video went viral. It showed an adult water buffalo rescuing a baby water buffalo not only from the jaws of a crocodile but also from the mouths of hungry African lions.
The people capturing this moment can be heard cheering as one adult water buffalo courageously fights off the lions. The video reminded me that the world is filled with predators, prey, and protectors.
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Alex McFarland serves as Director of the Center for Apologetics and Christian Worldview, North Greenville University, located in SC (www.ngu.edu). Alex is also a nationally syndicated radio host, on air continuously since 2000. His SoundReznapologetics broadcast was nominated “Best New Show” by the NRB (Natl. Religious Broadcasters) in 2010, competing alongside shows by leaders such as James Dobson and Janet Parschal (Parschal’s show In the Market won that year, by the way). From 2011-present, Alex has hosted Exploring the Word, which airs throughout the nation Monday-Friday, “live,” on the American Family Radio network.