Mary Jo Sharp and wise apologetics

I recently wrote a post, “Faith Without Apologetics,” and I stand by every word! But I appreciate when an apologist offers some wise advice on how to talk with real people, which is not something I typically associate with my fellow systematic theology nerds.

Mary Jo Sharp teaches at Houston Baptist University, and here is a Question and Answer session with her:

She avoids, here at least, all of the facile maneuvers that have plagued apologetics, and she demonstrates an obvious depth of both warmth and intelligence. May she prosper in all things (3 John 1:2).



  1. Yes, some useful points on how not to be a jerk for Jesus. One point Sharp could/should have made: go easy on the “awesomes” – the interviewer used it 5 times.

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