Introverted Evangelism: Evangelism became my greatest fear. I went over all of the angles as much as I could. Still, I could never come up with anything natural to say, as going out to talk to strangers seemed very unnatural to me.
The “Whatever” Objection and the Passivity Problem: Armed with a master’s degree in apologetics I felt like I could conquer the world. Bring on the most ardent atheist and I’d be ready. My training prepared me to launch informed arguments and counter the toughest objections. To my surprise, the biggest challenger however wasn’t the outspoken critic but the one who spoke the least – the passive skeptic who just didn’t care. I quickly learned that the word no passionate apologist wants to hear is “Whatever.”
The Slow and Inefficient Work of God: I thought back to the beach I had visited the previous Saturday—the sand was smooth. The closer to the ocean I got, the smoother it got, until it felt as if I were walking on silk. The slow and inefficient work of God.