Questions That Matter with Randy Newman

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February 11, 2022 00:36:12
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Mike McKinley: Are you really a Christian?

Can anyone really say for certain that they are a Christian? (The answer is yes.) Are there some who think they’re Christian but they’re really not? (The answer, again, is yes.) Pastor and author Mike McKinley helps us think through and wrestle with these eternally urgent questions. Recommended Resources: Am I Really a Christian? by Mike McKinley (9Marks, 2011) Health, Wealth, and the (Real) Gospel: The Prosperity Gospel Meets the Truths of Scripture. by Sean Demars and Mike McKinley (Christian Focus, 2022) ...

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January 28, 2022 00:39:36
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Ben Hein: The Rise of the Nones

An increasing number of Americans are saying they have no particular religion. They are part of “The Rise of the Nones” and we need to know how to tell them the good news of the gospel. Ben Hein has had quite a bit of good experience in conversations with many of these people and his compassionate approach is refreshing. . . Want to go deeper in your faith? Consider the C.S. Lewis Institute Fellows Program, a year-long, tuition-free discipleship program that leads to significant life change. Recommended Reading: The Nones: Where They Came From, Who They Are, and Where They Are Going by Ryan P. Burge (Fortress Press, 2021). Strange Rites: New Religions for a Godless World by Tina Isabella Burton (Public Affairs, 2020). ...

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January 14, 2022 00:34:52
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Rebecca McLaughlin: The Secular Creed

How should we respond when we see lawn signs that tell us what the people in their house believe - especially when some of the things they state go against what the Bible teaches. Rebecca McLaughlin has written a helpful book to answer that important question that matters. Visit Rebecca's website. Recommended Reading: The Secular Creed: Engaging Five Contemporary Claims by Rebecca McLaughlin (2021) In this provocative book, Rebecca McLaughlin helps us disentangle the beliefs Christians gladly affirm from those they cannot embrace, and invites us to talk with our neighbors about the things that matter most. Far from opposing love across difference, McLaughlin argues, Christianity is the original source and firmest foundation for true diversity, equality, and life-transforming love. Purchase your copy. 10 Questions Every Teen Should Ask (and Answer) about Christianity by Rebecca McLaughlin (2021) Backed by state-of-the-art research, personal stories, illustrations, and careful biblical study, this book doesn’t dodge tough questions. Instead, it invites teenagers to ask their hardest questions about Christianity and to find surprising, life-giving answers. Purchase your copy. Consumed by Hate, Redeemed by Love: How a Violent Klansman Became a Champion of Racial Reconciliation by Thomas Tarrants (2019) A dramatic story of radical transformation, Tom Tarrants shares his journey from violent clansman to pastor and advocate of reconciliation. His story demonstrates that hope is not lost even in the most tumultuous of times. Purchase you copy. ...

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December 31, 2021 00:33:02
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Rico Tice: Hope

Our world desperately needs hope - and the gospel is the absolute best source of this scarce commodity. Christianity Explored has put together a helpful resource to point lost people to the Savior who provides hope. Learn more at: https://www.christianityexplored.org https://hope.explo.red https://www.thegoodbook.com/honest-evangelism ...

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December 17, 2021 00:40:12
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Tim Thornborough: Good Books

Books have always played a strategic role in discipleship. God chose to reveal himself in a book, the Bible. And reading has a powerful effect on how we grow spiritually. My conversation with Tim Thornborough of The Good Book Company explores what books people are reading and what reading-trends can tell us about God’s people in God’s world. Learn more at: https://www.thegoodbook.com https://www.thegoodbook.com/series/gods-word-for-you/ ...

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December 03, 2021 00:38:08
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Katy Morgan: Children’s Fiction

As C. S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien knew, fiction works in ways that non-fiction doesn’t. It “sneaks past watchful dragons” and engages the imagination in powerful ways. Katy Morgan believes that writing for children is a high calling and she’s done so in a beautiful way.  Recommended Resources: The Promise and the Light: A Christmas Retelling by Katy Morgan. Paperback | Audio Book The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name by Sally Lloyd-Jones. Amazon ...

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