A Question I Was Asked:

Do You Still Refuse to Answer Very Long Emails?

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Do you still refuse to answer very long emails?

UK Apologetics Reply:

Yes I do. There are not enough hours in the day for me to tackle certain of the emails which I receive, but I admit these are in a minority. Most emailers ask me sensible questions which are short and reasonable. The incredibly long ones almost always come from legalists, some of these people seek to trap me in some way but it does not happen. I ask them to come back to me with no more than 2 or 3 questions in a much shorter email, almost invariably they do not do so. Apart from this ministry, I have to look after my sick wife, do the cooking, do the laundry and shopping (although I now have some help with the latter), and do the routine cleaning of our home.

It seems that no more than 2 or 3 Christian ministries answer email questions, all the rest don't; I am very happy to do so, but people must be reasonable. I get an average of perhaps 2 or 3 overly long emails per month but I must stress again that most are not like that.

Robin A. Brace. April 22nd, 2020.