Adelaide Chapter


On the 30th August 2012 David Gee provided a presentation on Tactics that we can use during conversations on Christian issues. These tactics are based on a book (Tactics – A game plan for discusion your Christian Convictions) by Greg Koukl.

The presentation advocated having a tactical game plan in your discussions with others to enable you to remain in the driver’s seat, whilst communicating your faith confidently. It covered four things:

  1. The value of the tactical approach to discussing Christianity,
  2. Defining what tactics are and how they differ from strategy,
  3. Exploring the dangers to others in using and abusing these tactics, and
  4. An introduction to the main apologetic tactic, known affectionately as the Columbo tactic.

The main idea is to use questions in response to someone’s assssertions, rather than making our own counter-assertions. There are a number of reasons why, but the key questions are:

  • What do you mean by that?
  • How did you come to that conclusion?

Greg Koukl has provided more complete presentations at:

They are well worth looking at.