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The Impressive Community of “Tent-Making” Christian Case Makers

The Impressive Community of Tent-Making Christian Case MakersThe Christian community is experiencing an apologetics “renaissance”, and this resurgence of interest in Christian Case Making is being driven by an unexpected group of “tent-making” Christian Case Makers. Like the Apostle Paul, these avocational apologists draw their income from “conventional” careers (Paul was described as a tent-maker in Acts 18:1-3) as they evangelize, preach, make a case or serve. I’m proud to be a member of this growing group of “One Dollar Apologists”. In this post, I’d like to bring your attention to many of the tent-making Case Makers having an impact in our world today. If you are interested in apologetics, you’ve undoubtedly visited many of the websites I’ve collected here. In fact, you may not have realized these resources were being provided by people who are working in vocations similar to your own. As you scan this list of tent-making apologetics websites, take note of the variety of occupations held by the men and women behind the scenes:

A Chapter Per Day
Zak Schmoll (Insurance Underwriter)

Alive Apologetics
Nathan Pratyksh (Senior Executive, Business Development and Marketing)

All Your Mind
Darren Rodrigues (Technology Firm Owner)

Always Have a Reason
JW Wartick (Retail Manager)

Anchor Apologetics
Matt Walker (Digital Account Executive)

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Another Apologetics Blog
Colin Burgess (Truck Driver)

Another Ascending Lark
Austin Gravley (Pest Control Specialist)

The Apologetic Front
Mike Felker (Manufacturing / Sales)

Apologetic Junkie
Aaron Brake (Deputy Sherriff) and Dan Grossenbach (Criminal Investigator)

Apologetics for Today
Daniel Mann (Teacher)

Apologetics Guy
Mikel Del Rosario (Social Media Management)

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Apologetics Review
Philip Murray (Law Firm IT Specialist)

Brian Auten – Founder (Automotive Supply Company Business Manager)
Harry Edwards (University Assistant Director), Lindsay Brooks (Driving Instructor and Music Teacher), Jacob Daniel (Student), and Jeremy Livemore (Structural Engineer)

Apologize This
Ben Brown (Marketing Director)

Tim Arndt (Church Administrator)

Arguing with Friends
Paul Buller (Consulting Engineer)

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Attempts at Honesty
Mark McIntyre (Water Treatment Chemical Sales)

The Bara Initiative
Randy Hardman (Community Resource Consultant)

Because It’s True
Jason Wisdom (High School Teacher)

Christian Apologetics UK
Daniel Rodger (Children’s Hospital Anesthetic Assistant)

Christian Case Making
Eric Andrews (Property Maintenance)

Christian Civilization
Mike Warren (Attorney)

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Christian Freethinker
Tony Wichowski (Dialysis Technician)

Christian Mom Thoughts
Natasha Crain (Marketing Executive)

Christianity in Baltimore
Joel Furches (Cellular Telephone Sales Consultant)

Classic Apologetics
W. R. Miller (Journalist)

Cloud of Witnesses
Chris Reese (Freelance Editor)

Cogitating Duck
Lewis Waha (Librarian)

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Cognitio Scriptura
Clint Epperson (Mechanical Engineer)

Cognitive Resonance
Ben Nasmith (Military Pilot and Flight Instructor)

Cold and Lonely Truth
Arthur Khachatryan (Web Architect / Technology Consultant / Writer)

Come Reason
Lenny Esposito (Digital Marketing Specialist)

Confident Christians
Robin Schumacher (Vice President at Software Company)

Daniel’s Wall
Daniel Hannon (Research Technician)

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Dawg Vet Apologetics
Bob Sanders (Veterinarian)

Defending the Faith Through Fantasy
JC Lamont (Author)

Empires and Mangers
Anthony Weber (High School Teacher, Part-Time Pastor and Construction Worker)

Epic Faith
Kyle Clark (Retired Police Sergeant and Law Enforcement Trainer)

Equip Your Mind
Scott Symington (Medical Physicist)

Evidence 4 Faith
Keith Kendrex (Registered Nurse / Medical Sales)

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Examining Life
Kelly Fitzsimmons Burton (Adjunct Philosophy Teacher)

Ex JWs Los Angeles
Cynthia Hampton (Office of Education Auditor)

Faith Actually
Maeve McDonald (Stay At Home Mom)

Faith and Self Defense
Mark McGee (Nutrition Company Director of Communications)

Faithful Thinkers
Luke Nix (Computer Systems Administrator)

Forensic Faith
Jassen Bluto (Medical Investigator)

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Fundamento Firme
Miguel Rodriguez (Store Manager / Student), Chris Du-Pond (Director at Software Co. / Grad Student), Saul Sarabia (Engineering Student), Jorge Gil (Auto Sales Manager / Student)

The Geek’s Guide to Christianity
Seth Osenkarski (Charge Nurse and Graduate Student)

Give An Answer
Marc Lovig (Refrigeration Repair)

Elijah Thompson (RV Dealership Videographer / Editor)

Heart, Soul and Mind
Julie Brown (Vice President of Operations / Marketing for Dental Implant Firm)

Hellenistic Christendom
Steven Dunn (Kitchen Associate)

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Ken Mann (Embedded Software Engineer)

Mark Tapscott (Editor)

Hope’s Reason
Stephen J. Bedard (Associate Editor)

Maryann Spikes (Student)

Increasing Learning
Bill Fortenberry (Lawn Care Technician)

Intelligent Faith 315
Nelis Ebersohn (Kitchen Equipment Business Owner) and Jason Dennett (Assistant Pastor)

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Is Jesus Alive?
Erik Manning (Web Hosting Supervisor)

Jesus Proofs
Robert Vroom (Workforce Site Planner)

Josiah Concept
Cory Tucholski (Food Service Manager)

Jude 3 Apologetics Ministry
Cam Grysen (Retired Police Officer)

Know It’s True
Brian Colón (Video Game Designer)

Learn Apologetics
Donald Hester (Director of Information Systems Security and Teacher)

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Legati Christi
Dave Gilmore (Systems Engineer)

The Library of Historical Apologetics
Tim McGrew (Professor)

Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Happiness
Samuel Ronicker (US Air Force Linguist)

Logical Theism
Tyler Vela (Residential Property Management)

Matt (Contract Researcher and Teacher) and Madeleine Flannagan (Law Firm Associate)

Man on Mars
Dwight Stanislaw (Railroad Conductor)

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Maverick Christian
Wade A. Tisthammer (Software Developer)

More Than Cake
J.R. Miller (Digital Media Coordinator and Instructional Technologist)

Neil Shenvi Apologetics
Neil Shenvi (Theoretical Chemist)

No Blind Faith
Neil Mammon (Integrated Circuits, Systems and FPGA Design Engineer)

Penny of a Thought
Sarah Abbey (Office Assistant)

Pew View
Billie Goodson (Systems Engineer)

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The Poached Egg
Greg West (Systems Cleaning Specialist)

Questions of a Skeptic
Matthew Rhodes (Chemist and Programmer)

The Real Issue
Rob Lundberg (Auto Salesman)

Reasoned Cases for Christ
Bruce Cooper (IT Network Administrator)

Reasoning Faith
Jeff Franzwa (Manufacturing Production Worker)

Relevant Apologetics
Samuel Inbaraja (Radiologist)

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Remedial Christianity
Phil Weingart (Information Technology and English Tutor)

Renovating My Mind
Alfonso V. Alvarez (Business Development/Marketing Consultant)

Chris Lee (Financial Software Quality Engineer)

Right Angles
Terrell Clemmons (Journalist)

Right Reason
Glenn Peoples (Tax Revenue Analyst and Musician)

The Ruthless Monk
Leslie Keeney (Marketing Department Editor)

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Sarah Flashing (Communications and Web Development)

Satya Today
Pankaj Parmar (Administration Executive)

Science and Theology in Apposition
Philip Carlson (Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Physics)

Selfless Defense
Doug Powell (Art Director)

Max Andrews (Student)

Sheep Dog Faith
Robby Hall (IT Cloud Operations Engineer)

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Sifting Reality
John Barron (Postal Carrier)

Shawn White (Senior Application Web-Developer)

Songs of a Semi-Free Man
Stephen McAndrew (Corporate Lawyer and University Teaching Assistant)

Soul Winning Students
Neil Hess (Middle School Teacher)

Tactical Faith
Dave Jones (CPA Firm IT Manager),  Shannon Poe (IT Consultant Creative Director) and Matthew Burford (Doctoral Student / Fill-In Pastor)

Talitha, Koum!
Letitia Wong (Stay at Home Mom)

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TC Apologetics
Scott Smith (Architectural Visualization Specialist)

Ten Minas Ministries
Ken Coughlan (Lawyer)

Theological Commentary
Nace Howell (Heavy Equipment Operator)

Therefore God Exists
Richard Bushey (Student)

Think Christianly
Jonathan Morrow (Creative Strategies Director)

Thomas Henry Larson
Thomas Larsen (Student)

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Thomistic Bent
Glenn Smith (Oil Industry Job Skills Trainer)

Tilled Soil
Steve Wilkinson (Web Designer / Tech Consultant)

To Be Sure
Brad Cooper (Factory/Machine Operator)

Tough Questions Answered
Bill Pratt (Vice President, Engineering Firm)

True Horizon
Bob Perry (Commercial Airline Pilot)

Truthbomb Apologetics
Chad Gross (Elementary School Teacher)

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Truth in the Trenches
Kevin R. Short (Exports Management

The Valley Girl Apologist
Sarah Ankenman (High School Teacher)

Van Allsblog
Chris Van Allsburg (Homeschooling Dad)

Walk Good
Josh Fults (Licensed Professional Counselor)

Well Designed Faith
Jason McCool (Structural Engineer)

When Worldviews Collide
Kit Walker (Engineering Technologist)

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Wintery Knight
Wintery Knight (Senior Software Engineer)

Winton Family Ministries
Randy Winton (Film Maker)

With All I Am
Prayson Daniel (Student)

Without Escuse
Tom Graffagnino (Visual Artist)

Worldview of Jesus
Alan Anderson (Auto Insurance Investigator)

Worldview U
Dick Lombard (Insurance Company Internal Auditor)

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That’s a pretty impressive list, and I’m sure I’ve overlooked a large number of brothers and sisters who are contributing as Case Makers (if you would like to be included in this updated list, please send me your information). Here’s the point: If you haven’t yet begun to see yourself as a Christian Case Maker, you’re missing the directive of God in 1 Peter 3:15-16, a passage written to all of us as believers (whether we are employed in ministry or not). If you’re a Christian, you’re already a Case Maker. The only question is, are you a good one? Are you actively engaged in your calling as a Christian? The people in this list of “One Dollar Apologists” come from a variety of occupational backgrounds, and some of them aren’t drawing a paycheck at all (as students or stay at home moms). If they can do this, you can do this. What are you waiting for? Take a few simple steps and get in the game. Be part of this amazing movement of God.

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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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).


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