A great blog post over on Sean McDowell’s blog. You can find it here.
We are commanded in scripture to always be ready to give every man an answer (1 Peter 3:15) and to “earnestly contend for the faith” (Jude 3). This means we should fight vigorously and do our homework, always being ready to respond to people. Too often this has been ignored, and as McDowell points out, very few Christians know the basic doctrines of the faith.
But we need to give answers in love. We do not help the cause of Christ by insulting others or misrepresenting their beliefs.