Central to Christ’s challenge of the world are some very important statements with regard to authority and power. They can be found in Matthew 18:1–6, Mark 9:33–37, Luke 9:46–48, Matthew 20:25–28, and Mark 10:42–45.
There are many examples in Scripture of people living faithfully in difficult times—dangerous times with life-threatening situations where they stand strong for God and His truth: men like King David (1 Sam. 17:31–51) and the Apostle Paul (Acts 21:7–15).
The summer temptation for a Chalcedon writer is to pick the low-hanging fruit readily available on the Vine of Controversy: protests over the opening of a creationist museum in Kentucky or the fulminating cloud of an American presidential campaign darkening the horizon.
According to the presuppositional approach to apologetics, Christians should presuppose the truth of Christianity as the starting point for defending the Christian faith.