How to Answer Your Kid's Toughest Questions About God: With Natasha Crain—Alisa Childers Podcast #11
It's inevitable. I post something on social media that challenges the status quo of post-modern relativism, and someone comments something along the lines of, "But Jesus never excluded anyone!" or "Labeling people is wrong!" or "Jesus promoted tolerance!" When I hear claims like this, I often wonder if the commenter read the same thing I did in Matthew's gospel that morning.
If you get all your information about Jesus from second-hand sources like devotionals, popular speakers, blogs, memes, tweets, and Facebook posts, you may find yourself a bit uncomfortable when you encounter the actual Jesus of the New Testament. If you only rely on social media to tell you who Jesus is, you might find yourself praying to a New Age Jewish hippie guru who sings Strawberry Fields Forever while demanding nothing of the super cool sinners He so loves to hang out with, and accepting everyone just as they are—except those nasty Pharisees of course. (Who just so happen to represent everyone who might disagree with whatever agenda is being peddled in the post.)
From Atheism to Christianity: A Homicide Detective's Journey With J. Warner Wallace—Alisa Childers Podcast #10
Welcome to the most depressing blog post ever....or is it the most hopeful? I'll let you decide. Could it possibly be a good thing to learn about and ponder the Nazi Holocaust, American slavery, the Nanking massacre, the Rwanda genocide, and the atrocities of ISIS? In his new book, Why Does God Allow Evil? Clay Jones argues that it is.
In a previous post, I addressed 5 Apologetics Questions Every Christian Should Learn How to Answer. My goal was to offer "barebones" quick responses that Christians could easily remember and articulate. Here are 5 more questions I think every Christian needs to be aware of and have the ability to answer.
1. Did Jesus claim to be God?
Although Jesus didn't stand up on a mountain and proclaim the words, "I am God!" there is no doubt that He did claim to be God while on earth. In fact, He did just that three times:
How to Send Your Kids to College With a Lasting Faith (Hint...Start Now!) With Jonathan Morrow — Alisa Childers Podcast #7