The story is told of how famed evangelist D. L. Moody was approached by someone complaining about how he did evangelism. In response, Moody asked how this individual did evangelism, and the reply was something to the effect of, “I don’t.” Moody then said, “I like my way of doing it better than your way of not doing it.” We need far more men to be like Moody when it comes to offering a defense of conservative theology.
Theological conservatives aren’t above criticism. Some are cranky. Some are corny. Some lack compassion.
Consequently, other theological conservatives would rather not be associated with the aforementioned figures. They insist one can be conservative without being cranky or corny or lacking compassion. And all of that’s true. In fact, they may even join in on the criticisms.
Is there a better way to go about mounting an explanation and defense of conservative theology? Probably. But constantly criticizing others who are trying to do something you think you can do better even though you never do it goes right back to the point Moody made.