Looking at apologetics and evangelistic outreach: “there is no substitute for long, hard, and prayerful reflection on the great truths of faith on the one hand, and the identity of the audiences we shall engage and address on the other.” McGrath, Alister E. (2012-01-01). Mere Apologetics: How to Help Seekers and Skeptics Find Faith (Kindle Locations 651-652). Baker Book Group. Kindle Edition
“The ability of a theory to illuminate reality and bring it into sharp focus is itself an important measure of its reliability.” ibid 1361.
1.Cor.2,16: “Having the mind of Christ” this is “about allowing the light of Christ to shine upon our intellects, so that the transforming power of God’s grace might renew our minds as well as our souls. It is the outcome encouraged and intended by God as we seek to serve him in the world.” ibid 1597-1599
“The Christian faith is about grasping the big picture, enabling us to see a larger and nobler vision of reality than human reason can disclose.” ibid 1623-1624
He further deals with the deep concerns of eternity, beauty, morality, relationality and writes: “Authentic existence is not to be had through possessions, status, or power, but through embracing and being embraced by the loving and living God.” Ibid 2119-2120.