Tag Archives: Christian culture

Quick Shot Responses to “You’re Only a Christian Because You Were Raised in a Christian Culture” (Cold-Case Christianity S5E22)

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner offers a number of brief, rhetorically powerful responses to the objection: “You’re Only a Christian Because You Were Raised in a Christian Culture.” Do Christians in America (or any Christian culture) believe what we believe simply because we were raised …

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How Can Christians Increase Their Impact? (Video)

J. Warner Wallace, author of Cold-Case Christianity, was interviewed by Bobby Conway (The One Minute Apologist) and discussed a simple way that Christians can have more impact in their communities, workplaces and environments. (For more information related to Bobby’s great ministry, visit: http://oneminuteapologist.com/) To see more training videos with J. Warner …

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Three Things First Responders Can Teach Christians About Engaging Culture

Throughout Christian history, followers of Jesus have debated about how we ought to engage an unbelieving culture. Last month, Rod Dreher, the senior editor at The American Conservative, released The Benedict Option, with the subtitle, “A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation.” Dreher’s book seems to have struck a …

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It Takes a Team to Change the Church

Let’s admit it: the Christian Church is largely anti-intellectual. When I ask my Christian audiences, “Why are you a Christian,” I typically get the same three answers my Mormon family members offer: “I was raised in the Church,” “I had an experience that confirmed it for me,” or “I was …

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Three Ways Large Churches Can Effectively Reach the Lost

I had a memorable experience several years ago speaking at a large church here in Southern California: Real Life Church in Santa Clarita. I’ve written about large churches in the past, and I will admit I have a soft spot for many here in my part of the country, even …

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How Christian Case Making Turns “Free Riders” Into “First Responders”

I’ve been part of a first responder family my entire life. I was born while my father was in the police academy and grew up during his law enforcement career. Prior to his retirement, I entered the academy and my son was born. He watched me serve as a first …

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Is the Church A Cruise Ship Or A Rescue Boat?

When describing the difficulty in creating a more thoughtful version of Christianity in America, I sometimes describe the Church as a large ocean liner. If we, as Christian Case Makers, hope to have a significant impact on what appears to be a sometimes uninformed (or apathetic) Christian culture, we must …

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How to Turn the Christian Ocean Liner, One Degree at a Time

Last weekend I had the great privilege of partnering with Tactical Faith, a Christian Case Making ministry in the State of Alabama. Matt Burford formed this non-profit organization to bring apologetics to the local Church in his region. Matt lives in a part of the country where most people have …

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