Angry Birds and Apologetics

"But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear" (1 Peter 3:15). What in the world are you talking about? How can you put "Angry Birds" and "apologetics" in the same sentence? Let me try and explain.

Let's start with apologetics. What is it? My simple definition of apologetics is this: being ready and able to tell other people how Jesus has radically transformed my life and what the Bible says about God's offer of salvation.

The purpose of apologetics is not to judge people or argue with them, but to explain God's truth in a loving way that they can understand.

Here's comes Angry Birds! It's a video game franchise that was first released in December 2009. Since it's release, over 12 million copies have been sold on Apple's iTunes store alone. It's now expanded into almost every other game system you can think of and has become the highest downloaded "freemium" game of all time! Man, talk about successful!

The basic concept is that you use a sling shot to launch a certain number of flightless birds at various structures that pigs are sitting on. Your goal is to get rid of the pigs by destroying those structures. If there are any pigs left after you use your birds, you lose! It may sound silly, but I've been told it can be quite addicting!

[Read the rest of the article at Reasons for Hope.]