It is no secret to those close to me that I love apologetics and see the lack of apologetics teaching in the American church as a major weakness today. But apologetics without the Gospel is just arguing. We aren’t in it to win fights, but to win souls.
I have long said that the biggest problem in the American church is a lack of apologetics teaching, largely stemming from the seeker-friendly movement that touched much of evangelism. The last church I belonged to fell into this badly, where they didn’t want to offend or confront false teachers within the body, even if the false teachers were leaders of small groups.