About the Editor

  

              Christian Voices is a publication dedicated to giving voice to the local body of Christ. The goal is to glorify God and help spread the good news while, at the same time, acting as an influence on public culture. If apologetics is about having

conversations and learning to give an account of our views as individuals, then community apologetics is about having that conversation with our community at large. But more on that later. First, I’d like to tell you a little about myself and how I got here. I suppose I should start with my name and a little about my childhood, when it all began.

          My name is Drew Eldridge. I was born in January 1989. I still vaguely remember the first time I asked my parents about God and whether He was real. Both of them were products of the sixties, and were no more anti-religious than they were religious. It was simply something that was never discussed. But when I pressed them on it, I remember being told the affirmative. “There probably is a God. I think there is.” That was it. I remember I couldn’t get anymore out of them, beyond that. If I asked what God was like or who God was, they just shrugged their shoulders and said they didn’t know. There have been times when I’ve regretted not being raised a Christian and churchgoer, but when I reflect deeply on it, I can honesty say that I’m thankful my parents didn’t tell me more than they did. It made me curious, and prevented me from developing too many prejudices either way. I don’t think I ever thought about religion that deeply again until...

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