What is apologetics?

Apologetics is the defense of the Christian faith.


Do not apologists sometimes go on the offensive?

They do and thus the distinction between negative and positive apologietcs.


What is the difference between these?

Negative apologetics is playing defense.  It involves answering the objections that people make to believing in God and the Christian religion.  Positive apologetics is presenting a case for believing in God or the Bible.  It involves going on offense.


In this discussion, who bears the burden of proof?