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Why are Christian Celebrities Abandoning the Faith? (Podcast)

Why are Christian Celebrities Abandoning the Faith
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In this podcast, J. Warner moderates a panel discussion on the topic of Christian ‘celebrities’ leaving the faith or deconstructing their beliefs. The panelists are Alisa Childers, a former singer of ZOEgirl and an author of Another Gospel, John Cooper, the lead singer of Skillet and an author of Awake and Alive to Truth, and Dave Stovall, a former musician of Waverly and Audio Adrenaline and a worship leader at Journey Church. They share their insights and experiences on how to deal with doubt, how to discern truth from error, how to respond to cultural pressure, and how to stay faithful to the historic Christian faith. This podcast was created from a session at the 2022 National Conference on Christian Apologetics hosted by Southern Evangelical Seminary.

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J. Warner Wallace is a Dateline featured cold-case homicide detective, popular national speaker and best-selling author. He continues to consult on cold-case investigations while serving as a Senior Fellow at the Colson Center for Christian Worldview. He is also an Adj. Professor of Christian Apologetics at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University, and a faculty member at Summit Ministries. He holds a BA in Design (from CSULB), an MA in Architecture (from UCLA), and an MA in Theological Studies (from Gateway Seminary).



  1. Vincent Argiro

    July 12, 2023 at 1:03 pm

    what a great testimony from all of you, very much needed in such a time of confusion. Thank you

  2. Kathy

    August 9, 2023 at 9:22 am

    What a great podcast. I struggle at work and in my family with heresy and progressive Christianity. What an ecouragement. What a great combination of speakers.

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