Q&A Open Forum

Thursday, Sep 6, 2012 - 7pm ET

Mark Brumley answers:

How do I get over my fear for the future of the country?

How do I answer a student who asks, “Wasn’t God committing murder when he struck down all the firstborn of Egypt in Exodus 12?”

When we die, will we see immediately Jesus face-to-face? What happens right when we die?

Are the actions of Nuns on the Bus wrong? Are they sending the wrong message about the Catholic Church?

Do you know anything about the claim that the Blessed Mother said something bad would happen to the pope this year?

If someone is aborted, God will decide whether or not they are fit for heaven -- if this is true, what is the point of this life?

In Exodus 9:12, what is meant by the phrase, “but God hardened Pharaoh's heart”?

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."