“Tent-Making” Christian Case Makers on Facebook

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Tent-Making Christian Case Makers on FacebookThe growing interest in Christian Case Making has resulted in an explosion of “tent-making” apologists across the Internet. If you’re beginning to recognize your calling as a Christian Case Maker, there are a number of ways you can begin to make an impact on the culture. You can teach a class at your church, begin a blog or website, write a newsletter, start recording videos on YouTube, or inaugurate a new podcast. If this feels a bit intimidating, there may be an even easier way to get in the game. Most of us are familiar enough with Facebook to navigate and interact with our friends and family. This is also an excellent platform for initiating conversations bout the case for Christianity. Today I want to feature several Christian Case Making groups on Facebook. These groups are interactive, and once members join they have the ability to post and comment on all the content being discussed within the group. All of them were started by “tent-makers”. These faithful Christians come from a variety of occupations and lifestyles (I’ve listed the administrators for each group):

Acts 17
Paul Rezkalla, David Wood, Marie Wood

Anchor Apologetics
Matt Walker

Apologetics Bloggers Alliance
Tim McGrew, Chris Reese, Eric Chabot, Carson Weitnauer, Linwood Kemp, Paul Gould

Apologetics: Defending the Faith
Terry Hyche, Omar Enrique Berrios Lamoutte, Steven Pankratz, Robert Torok, AE Shelton

Apologetics for the 21st century
Jeremy Mangen, Gordon Freeman

Apologetics for Christians
Gage Faulkner, Ryan Adam Armstrong, Justin Yarbrough, Joshua Dale Waugh

Brian Hearn

Apologetics Resources
Many Administrators

Apologetics: Ultimate Questions
Michael Aguirre

Apologetics Without Apology
Matthew Sargent, Kevin Minard, Jennifer Helton Sargent, Jeanny Spaulding,

Association of Evangelical Apologists
Jacob Allee, Jeff Piepho, Mark Lamprecht,

Beacon Apologetics
Brian Mason, Patrick Cole, Bryan Fryer, Eric Luppold

Being a Berean
Mark O’Rorke, Andy Holdcroft

The Biblical Worldview Put to the Test
Robert Rubio, Robert Webb, Nate Kimbrough, Daniel Quinones, Benjamin Stevens, Charles Watson, Justin Fowler

Case for Christianity
Benjamin Stevens, Charles Watson

Christian Apologetics
Patrick Cole

Christian Apologetics Alliance
Carson Weitnauer, Tim McGrew, John DePoe, Charles Huneycutt, Robert Kunda, Chris Reese, Maryann Spikes, Linwood Kemp

Christian Apologetics and Evangelism
Many Administrators

Christian Apologetics and Philosophy
Jeremy Lawson, Curtis Page

Christian Apologetics Discussion and Study Group
Steven Dunn

Christian Apologetics Page (Getting Back to the Bible)
David Mercado, Chris Gonzalez

Come Let Us Reason Together
Jacob Franklin, Michael Chardavoyne, Curtis Page, Sarah Chardavoyne, Jeremy Seaton, Michael Chardavoyne

Defenders of the Faith
Scott King, Jeremiah Wood, Nicky Vanvalkenburgh, Michael Houke, John Wolf, Anthony Todd, Ricky Yeung

Den of Christian Apologists
Evan Minton, Chance Ratcliff

Discussions in Theology and Apologetics
Stephanie Elizabeth Kimble, Kendall Lankford, Leslie- And-James Taylor

Fans of PleaseConvinceMe.com
Tim Thetford

“Helping the Thinker Believe. Helping the Believer Think”
Many Administrators

The Logical Christians
Linwood Kemp, Jason Petersen, Robin Wilson, Luther Conigliarro, Kevin Hickman, Kevin Thomason, Cheryl Hack, Lonnie Hickman, Aaron Wall

Mars Hill Discussion Group (Where The Tough Questions Are Welcome)
Mark Deviny

re:Think Apologetics
Nathan Beatty, Gabriel Sedberry, Alex Fellerman

As I scan this list, I am encouraged once again by the growing number of Christians who are answering the call to become Christian Case Makers, even though they are employed in non-ministry or non-church occupations. Here are some important things to think about if you’re considering such an endeavor:

It’s Easy to Start
Facebook may be the easiest way to begin your Case Making journey. It’s free, and easy to initiate. You can be up and running in 15 minutes.

There’s Room for You
There can’t be too many of these small apologetics groups. Each of these groups grew from the social media relationships of the administrators who invited the core members to follow and engage. You’ve also got a core group of friends on Facebook; your Case Making page will impact your friends specifically.

You’ll Learn A Lot
These groups are a great place to explore ideas and grow your expertise. Be prepared to see all kinds of crazy interaction. Sometimes the scholarship is solid, sometimes it’s not (depending on who is posting). But one thing is certain: lots of ideas get explored within these groups, and you’ll learn a lot if you get in the conversation.

So, what are you waiting for? With all the ways you can begin your journey as a Christian Case Maker, all you’re left with is excuses.

For more information about the nature of Biblical faith and a strategy for communicating the truth of Christianity, please read Forensic Faith: A Homicide Detective Makes the Case for a More Reasonable, Evidential Christian Faith. This book teaches readers four reasonable, evidential characteristics of Christianity and provides a strategy for sharing Christianity with others. The book is accompanied by an eight-session Forensic Faith DVD Set (and Participant’s Guide) to help individuals or small groups examine the evidence and make the case.

J. Warner Wallace is a Dateline featured Cold-Case Detective, Senior Fellow at the Colson Center for Christian Worldview, Adj. Professor of Christian Apologetics at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University, author of Cold-Case ChristianityGod’s Crime Scene, and Forensic Faith, and creator of the Case Makers Academy for kids.

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