Q&A Open Forum

Thursday, Dec 1, 2011 - 7pm ET

Mark Brumley answers:

Did I offend the Holy Spirit when I said that the Muslim God is a "stupid God"?

Was Mary ever tempted?

Do you think it’s okay to say “God bless you” to people who don’t believe in God?

What evidence do we have that the “woman caught in adultery” story belongs in Scripture, since it’s not in any of the early manuscripts?

How do I answer a coworker who asked where it says that our salvation is a work-in-progress in the Bible?

Do you think that returning to Communion on the tongue will prevent abuses?

Can you offer some practical ideas for developing closeness and maintaining relationships between adult siblings?

What is the Catholic view on the “emo” style?

I found out that my husband was practicing homosexuality -- what is the Church’s teaching on getting an annulment in this situation?

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."