Q&A Open Forum

Thursday, Apr 12, 2012 - 7pm ET

Mark Brumley answers:

How do we know that the events that happened in the Bible are true, especially regarding the life and times of Jesus?

Has there been any late research on the apparition of Our Lady of Guadalupe that proves or takes away from its validity?

What is the Catholic perspective on the Rapture?

If the Resurrection is supposed to be an incorruptible process, why does the Shroud of Turin show signs of Jesus’ corruptible body?

What book do you recommend to give as a gift for someone who is going to be confirmed?

How NOT To Share Your Faith: The Seven Deadly Sins Of Apologetics And Evangelization
"Catholic apologetics is back. It's everywhere. As a professional apologist, Mark Brumley sees this renaissance as an immensely good thing -- an essential part of the Church's evangelical mission. Even so, grave dangers attend this apologetics renaissance. Some of these dangers are so serious, they threaten to undermine the 'good' that apologetics can accomplish. Brumley calls these dangers the Seven Deadly Sins Of Catholic Apologetics And Evangelization. Like the seven deadly sins of the moral life, they are ""deadly"" not merely as isolated, individual acts but as vices or evil habits -- habitual tendencies to act in a certain way. In How NOT To Share Your Faith: The Seven Deadly Sins Of Catholic Apologetics And Evangelization, Brumley exposes them for you."