Christianity In A Corner -- By: John Warwick Montgomery

Journal: Faith and Mission
Volume: FM 24:4 (NA 2008)
Article: Christianity In A Corner
Author: John Warwick Montgomery

Christianity In A Corner

John Warwick Montgomery

Director, International Academy of Apologetics, Evangelism, and Human Rights, Strasbourg, France

Distinguished Research Professor of Philosophy and Christian Thought, Patrick Henry College, Virginia

Presumably everyone has a pen, a pencil, and a Bible. Use your pen and pencil to take down two Web sites. Web site one: This is an acronym standing for the Canadian Institute for Law, Theology and Public Policy; they publish my books. Since Dr. Bush was so kind as to mention books of mine, I am less embarrassed to say that all of them, plus my tapes, are available from the Canadian Institute. Because the Institute is in western Canada, the books arrive by dog sled; they therefore get to you a little slower than by way of the local “Blessings Bible Bookstore.” As consolation, the Canadian Institute will even send you a free catalog.

The second Web site is That is a European Web site where you can get information on the International Academy of Apologetics, Evangelism, and Human Rights, held every summer for two weeks in Strasbourg, France. You can study with a faculty of four of the very best apologists—defenders of historic, biblical Christianity. We accept only twenty students each summer, and there are scholarships available. If you are concerned with defending the faith in a secular society (and shouldn’t you be?) we strongly recommend that you go to that Web site and plan to attend. The brochures on this, which parallel the Web site, are available on campus from Jim Lutzweiler and from Dr. Bush.

Now, put away your pen, pencil, and paper—and turn to Acts 26.1 read from the King James, the Authorized Version. I agree with T.S. Elliot that the modern versions read rather like the telephone directory! So I go with a literary version. Acts 26:

Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Thou art permitted to speak for thyself. Then Paul stretched forth the hand, and answered for himself: I think myself happy, king Agrippa, because I shall answer for myself this day before thee touching all the things whereof I am accused of the Jews: Especially because I know thee to be expert in all customs and questions which are among the Jews: wherefore I beseech thee to hear me patiently. My manner of life from my youth, which was at the first among mine own nation at Jerusalem, know all the Jews; Which knew me from the beginning, if they would testify, that after

the most straitest sect of our religion I lived a Pharisee. And now I stand and am judged for the hope of the promise made of G...

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