A Question of Courage

One of my favorite non-Christian talk radio hosts is Dennis Prager.  Dennis, for those who are not familiar with him, is what some might call an observant Jew.  That is he keeps Jewish traditions, is a recognized Jewish scholar and is not the least bit worried about what others might think of his faith.  He might classify himself differently, but I hope you get the point.

Today during the Ultimate Issues Hour, Dennis was discussing courage. I did not hear the entire hour, but the part I did hear seemed to focus on people not having the courage of their convictions.  Specifically, he mentioned how people of faith were hesitant to express their faith to others.  Dennis’s point was that people, all of us, tend to let our fear keep us from sharing our hearts, our faith, and beliefs.  His point was that we should not let our fear control us, especially when it comes to spreading God’s word.

This is something near and dear to my heart.  I know many believers who become petrified at the thought of admitting their faith to a non believer or anyone they do not know well. I have written on this in the past, and felt moved to write something new, or resurrect an essay from the past.  Then one of those coincidences that seem to pop up in a believer’s life occurred.

I was recently introduced to the work of  J. Warner Wallace, a Christian apologist.  One of my professors suggested I check him out, as he too is a retired cop.  For some reason, I checked his blog to see what he’d written recently, and guess what I found! Yep.  He’d written on the very same topic, coming at it from a different perspective.  So, instead of trying to recycle something or not comment until I had time to write a new piece, I thought I’d share his. I hope you find it interesting. Check out his other work as you have time.

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