Future of Evangelicalism
Trajectories in Philosophy and Apologetics
If this transfer of goods from the ivory tower to the pew continues (and it shows every sign of gathering momentum rather than abating), then the next major revival of evangelical Christianity, as strange as it may sound, may well come through the intellectual re-engagement of the church, as her people discover sound arguments for Christian faith and answers to the objections lodged against it -- and so, strengthened by the conviction that Christianity is not just "true for them" but objectively true for all, become emboldened, winsome, and intelligent witnesses for Christ in a decaying culture.
Paul Copan is professor of philosophy and ethics at Palm Beach Atlantic University in Florida and the current president of the Evangelical Philosophical Society. He is the author and editor of many books, he maintains a lively website, and he blogs regularly at Parchment and Pen. Look for Dr. Copan's forthcoming book in January, Is God a Moral Monster? Making Sense of the Old Testament God (Baker).
William Lane Craig is the Research Professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology in La Mirada, CA, and he is the founder of the religious nonprofit ministry, ReasonableFaith.org. Craig has authored or co-edited over thirty books, dozens of journal articles and he most recently published a beginner's introduction to apologetics, titled, On Guard: Defending Your Faith with Reason and Precision (David C. Cook Publishers, 2009).