Explaining & Defending the Faith
Many people who are passionate about their faith feel unable or unwilling to explain it to others or to defend it lovingly when it is misrepresented in the world. A parish that can prepare people to articulate their faith will experience great growth through the arrival of new parishioners and a more wide-spread participation of existing ones. We are also following St. Peter’s advice to “Always be prepared to make a defense (apologion) to anyone who calls you to account for the hope that is in you, yet do it with gentleness and reverence” (1 Peter 3:15).
Here are some simple resources for helping people understand and defend their faith.