Alister McGrath on Orpheus' Approach
The Christian apologist should be able to present God in his full attractiveness so that his rivals in the world are eclipsed. What are the attractions of God? The following would be important elements of this presentation, which the apologist could modify or supplement as seems appropriate.
a. The ability of God to satisfy the deepest human longings.
b. The overwhelming love of God, as seen in the death of Christ.
c. Relativism settles nowhwere and nothing; faith in God anchors people, giving them stability and purpose.
To this should be added our analysis of the relevance of Christianity to life, including the arguments that Christianity meets three central needs.
a. The need to have a basis for morality. Christianity offers a worldview that leads to the generation of moral values and ideals that are able to give moral meaning and dignity to our existence.
b. The need to have a framework for making sense of experience, which correlates with the inbuilt human need to make sense of things.
c. The need for a vision to guide and inspire people. Life without a vision, or a reason for keeping going, is dreary, dull, and pointless.