Atheist magician Penn Jillette recently spoke at a Barnes and Noble about his beliefs regarding secularism as reported in an article by The Blaze. To start with a note of commendation, Jillette does believe that Christians should be out spreading their belief system. He does not support the idea that Christians should keep their beliefs private and even goes after fellow atheists for promoting that. We can certainly agree with Jillette and would hope that this would mean that he would be open to dialogue.
Unfortunately, there is more that Jillette got wrong than he got right.
Recently a minister asked me how Ratio Christi was different from other college ministries. I explained that we focused on apologetics—equipping students and faculty with the philosophical, historical, and scientific evidence for why Christianity is true. His next statement shocked me. He said, “So you are not focused on evangelism like these other campus ministries, right?" “No," I replied, "we are more focused on evangelism than many other ministries.” That shocked him.