Welcome to episode 4 of the Knight and Rose podcast! Last week, we talked about what we found in campus ministries and churches. In today’s episode, we suggest ways for the church to build more effective Christians. If you like episode 4, please subscribe to the podcast, and subscribe to our new Youtube channel. We would really appreciate it if you left 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 4 Summary:
Last week, Wintery Knight and Desert Rose discussed how the church is falling short in evangelism and discipleship. In this episode, we discuss strategies for improving mentoring and discipleship of young Christians. We talk about how to help Christians love God more. We talk about strategies for talking about Christianity to non-Christians. We talk about forming teams to advance the gospel. We talk about which areas of knowledge can help you become a stronger, more effective Christian.
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.
At one point in the podcast, I mentioned reading papers and books that feature atheist perspectives in order “to learn how to defend it“. I meant to say “to learn how they defend it”. I recommend reading atheist perspectives in debates, so you get both sides. Lots of debate transcripts can be found on William Lane Craig’s web site Reasonable Faith.
We recorded this episode way back in February 2022. There’s been an update about Rose’s atheist neighbor who is a scientist. In the podcast, she says that after a dozen conversations with her, he thinks that there are good scientific reasons to think Christianity is true. This week, Rose told me that he now thinks that Christianity is the best explanation for the scientific evidence around the creation of the universe, and the cosmic fine-tuning.
Responding to the Philosophical Problem of Evil by Steven B. Cowan
The Origin Of Life, Part 2 Of 2: Biological Information by Wintery Knight
Recommended books by famous black economist Thomas Sowell
The Poverty of Nations: A Sustainable Solution by Barry Asmus and Wayne Grudem
Institute for Family Studies (web site that features studies of interest to Christians on social issues)
William Lane Craig’s Secret Weapon Is His Amazing Wife Jan by Wintery Knight
Dr. Craig’s Secret Weapon (Reasonable Faith podcast)
About Wintery Knight (lists some of the movies I think have something to offer Christians)
Rifleman Dodd: A Novel Of The Peninsular Campaign by C. S. Forester
Are Christians Responsible For Making Plans And Making Good Decisions? (about Rifleman Dodd) by Wintery Knight
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Strength Of The Titans by Kevin MacLeod