Welcome to episode 3 of the Knight and Rose podcast! Today’s episode is the first of a 3-part series about the American church. Neither Rose nor I were raised in Christian homes. If you like episode 3, please subscribe to the podcast, and subscribe to our new Youtube channel. We would really appreciate it if you can leave us a 5-star review on Apple iTunes / Apple Podcasts.
Christian apologists Wintery Knight and Desert Rose discuss apologetics, policy, culture, relationships, and more. Each episode equips you with evidence you can use to boldly engage anyone, anywhere. We train our listeners to become Christian secret agents. Action and adventure guaranteed. 30-45 minutes per episode. New episode every week.
Episode 3 Summary:
What does church look like for someone who wasn’t raised in the church? Neither Wintery Knight nor Desert Rose were raised in Christian homes. In this episode, we explain what we found in campus ministries and churches in America. We look at how well churches are doing at producing Christians who accept the core beliefs of the Christian worldview. We take a look at the church’s approaches to evangelism and discipleship. We also look at the history of evangelical Protestantism in America.
Wintery Knight is a black legal immigrant. He is a senior software engineer by day, and an amateur Christian apologist by night. He has been blogging at winteryknight.com since January of 2009, covering news, policy and Christian worldview issues.
Desert Rose did her undergraduate degree in public policy, and then worked for a conservative Washington lobbyist organization. She also has a graduate degree from a prestigious evangelical seminary. She is active in Christian apologetics as a speaker, author, and teacher.
Regarding the history of the evangelical church in America, I added a book to the References below by Dr. J. P. Moreland that did me a lot of good growing up. The first edition was published in 1997. I linked the new edition from 2012 below. My friend Andrew calls this book “LYGWYM”. See if you can guess why. This book contains Dr. Moreland’s famous “Wonmug” illustration.
American Worldview Inventory, 2021 (PDF) by Arizona Christian University
Most adult US Christians don’t believe Holy Spirit is real: study by Christian Post
Two in Five Christians Are Not Engaged in Discipleship by Barna Group
Leftist Control Of Universities Is At Core Of Education Decline by Dennis Prager
Pro and Con: The Seeker-Sensitive Church Movement by Mark Mittelberg (supports seeker-sensitive) and Dr. Douglas Groothuis (opposes seeker-sensitive) We agree with Groothuis.
Love Your God with All Your Mind: The Role of Reason in the Life of the Soul by Dr. J. P. Moreland
Review Of Apologetics Book By Pastor Shows Where Church Needs To Improve by Wintery Knight
How Does Church Appear To Someone Raised In A Non-Christian Home? by Wintery Knight
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