Anselm defined theology as faith seeking understanding. How often does it become faith defending understanding?
I really struggle with this idea of “defending” Christianity. Can we ever really “defend” God? I suppose we could speak up on God’s behalf, but I wonder if our theology is really something to protect. That kind of assumes we have something that needs to be preserved. Anselm hinted that we should be looking for it, seeking, finding.
No one can simultaneously seek something and defend it. If you don’t know where or what it is, how can you defend it?
I’m sure the analogy breaks down at some point, but you have to admit that Anselm was really on to something.