"The traditional strategies of apologetics — strategies associated with books we are all familiar with — are effective, but maybe not as effective as they were 30 to 70 years ago." This idea was posited in a thought-provoking lecture by David Skeel, S. Samuel Arsht Professor of Corporate Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, at Christian Union New York's Forum on Monday, May 20th in Manhattan. Professor Skeel addressed topics covered in his book, True Paradox: How Christianity Makes Sense of Our Complex World. In his book and in this presentation, he makes the case that a more effective apologetics approach in seeking to get non-believers to consider Christianity must do at least two things: it must address what he calls the "myth of scientific progress," and it must address social justice.
There is, Professor Skeel notes, a "very common perception that the complexity of the contemporary world is an embarrassment for Christianity. There is a widespread perception in our current culture, that a 2000-year-old religion can't possibly have much to say about the complexities of the modern world..."
Listen now to hear Professor Skeel's response to these perceptions: