Btw, you are awesome. Wanna know how I know that? Because you’re digging deeper into what we do (and apologetics by extension). This page features some of the most common questions we receive–sometimes on a daily basis. If the question you have in mind isn’t featured here, don’t hesitate to get in touch.
How can I book Cameron to speak at my church or upcoming event?
Thanks for your interest! Booking requests can be sent via our contact page.
You seem busy with a job, a family, and this ministry. How do you do it?
A friend of mine suggested a while ago to write down everything I did for an entire day. If I spent 3 minutes eating, write it down. If I spent 5 minutes browsing Facebook, write it down. At the end of this exercise I realized how much of my time (in hours) was essentially being thrown away. I should also mention this is an active area for growth–I still fail and waste my time on a daily basis. To learn how to better manage your time, check out this post: 5 Time Management Tips that Will Change Your Life.
Is your brother still an atheist?
Yes. It’s important to note that conversations about religion are rare for us. I’m hopeful this will change, but prayer is always welcome.
I’d like to start an apologetics ministry like yours one day. What tips do you have for me?
Be yourself. Seriously. Don’t try to be anyone else. Don’t try to be the next William Lane Craig. Don’t try to be the next Greg Koukl. Be the first you. When I was just starting my blog I had no idea that photography and apologetics could go so well together. In fact, I initially thought it would mean people wouldn’t take me seriously (who wants to listen to what some random photographer has to say?!). But once I embraced my identity, and didn’t shy away from it, beautiful things started to happen (pun intended).
Also, don’t start an apologetics ministry thinking you’re going to be making a ton of money! It’s not gonna happen. In fact, I’ve made less money doing apologetics than I’ve made doing anything else. True story. Now maybe that will change in the future, but I agree with Lydia McGrew that most apologists are not meant to be full-time in the ministry (just as most basketball players, even great ones, are not meant to play in the NBA). If you’re okay with never making a dime doing apologetics, that’s a very good sign. If you’re not okay with that, think long and hard about why you’re doing this.
How can I donate to Capturing Christianity?
Visit our donation page here. Thanks for your support!
How can I listen to your podcast?
What apologetics books do you recommend?
We were receiving this question pretty frequently back in the day (as in like a year ago) and decided it was a good idea to poll actual philosophers. The results were collated into this post: The Top 3 Apologetics Books Christian Philosophers Say You Should Read.
What are your thoughts on this argument I came up with?
Join our Capturing Christianity Discussion Group on Facebook. It’s a great little community where you can test ideas and submit arguments to critical analysis.
Can you do a video/podcast on X, Y, or Z?
Maybe, maybe not. It depends on my availability, whether we’ve already covered the topic, whether the topic aligns with our goals as a ministry, and so on. I don’t want to give the impression that I hate suggestions, I love them! If it hasn’t already been covered and you think it’d fit well with our mission, feel free to send us a message!
What does the term ________ mean?
This is another one of those questions we were receiving pretty often. So I decided it’d be helpful to make a post out of it: The Ultimate List of Apologetics Terms for Beginners (with Explanations). If you’re wondering what some weird apologetics term means, visit that post. It even includes a list of abbreviations.
How can I become a contributing author on the website?
Currently, I am looking for authors that are experts in a field related to apologetics (science, biblical studies, philosophy of religion, and so on). This will usually include philosophers, professors, scientists, scholars, and students. If you fit the bill and would like to contribute, please get in touch!
What microphone does Cameron use for his podcast?
I spent a few weeks comparing different microphones in my price range (~$300) and ended up with the Rode NT1. I chose this microphone for two reasons. First, it has a very flat response. This means that the microphone isn’t coloring the signal with unwanted frequencies. Second, it’s very low noise (apparently one of the lowest on the market). This means that there won’t be much humming, buzzing, etc. in the background as I’m speaking.
What camera or video gear do you think I should buy?
That depends on your budget. I personally shoot Nikon. (Keep in mind that good photography is less about the quality of gear and more about composition, lighting, and so on.) If I could do it over again, however, I’d go Sony. Over the last few years, they’ve been consistently producing some of the best cameras available (yes, cameras that rival Canon and Nikon). And their video capabilities are insane. There’s loads of free information out there comparing camera models–you just gotta do your research.
When can I expect my T-Shirt to be delivered?
Please allow up to 2 weeks for your order to be delivered. We are a pretty small operation and have no existing inventory. Each shirt is made by hand once the order is received. If you have not received your order after 2 weeks, do not hesitate to get in touch.