Josh McDowell grew up in a dysfunctional family with a violent, alcoholic father and a sexually abusive caregiver. These experiences left McDowell with a lifetime of scars that drove him away from God.
Eager to deny the existence of a savior, McDowell sought out conflict with the Christians he encountered in college. He mocked their beliefs and scorned their faith until they issued him a challenge: prove God doesn’t exist.
Obsessively, McDowell traveled the world in search of evidence contradicting Christianity. What he found instead was faith, a faith that led to grace and redeemed a broken man. Undaunted is a true-life docudrama depicting how Josh McDowell set out to prove Jesus Christ never existed but ended up an apostle.
Josh’s work with the Campus Crusade for Christ has allowed him to spread the gospel to over ten million young people, and he’s published over 70 books in the field of Christian Apologetics, including More Than a Carpenter and Evidence That Demands a Verdict. He is a true fisher of men.
Undaunted is a must-see 68-minute DVD film that would be excellent to watch with your family or to share with an unbeliever. The film won the International Christian Visual Media’s 2012 Crown Awards for “Best Evangelistic Film” and “Best Documentary.”
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“Only give heed to yourself and keep your soul diligently, so that you do not forget the things which your eyes have seen and they do not depart from your heart all the days of your life; but make them known to your sons and your grandsons” (Deuteronomy 4:9).
It’s been said: “We learn from history that we learn nothing from history.”
This weekend on The Christian Worldview, we are going to try and change that as we recall some of the top stories that impacted Christians in 2013 and discuss what relevance they have for us in this new year.
News outlets like the Christian Post and the Huffington Post published their own top ten lists with stories like the election of a new Pope, the threat to religious freedom in light of Obamacare mandates, the homosexual movement’s continuing attacks on Christianity, the suicides of the sons of Rick Warren and Joel Hunter, and the controversy surrounding John MacArthur’s Strange Fire Conference.
What can we learn from 2013 that will help us be stronger and more effective followers of Christ in 2014? Join us this weekend on The Christian Worldview to find out and offer your feedback.
Note: The Master’s College Essay Contest 2014 launches today. The grand prize is a $4000 tuition scholarship to the college. Find out more here and then forward to the high school or college student in your life.
“Such were some of you [i.e. unrepentant sinners]; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God” (1 Corinthians 6:11).
“Who am I?”
How would you answer that question? Would you define your primary identity in terms of your job (“I’m a banker”), your family (“I’m a wife and mother”), your favorite pastime (“I’m a snow boarder”), or perhaps your former way of living (“I’m a recovering alcoholic”)?
While these may help fill in some of the details of one’s identity, for the Christian, one’s identity should be first and foremost grounded in “Who am I in Christ?” Understanding and living out the core answers to that question such as “I am justified, I am a new creation, I am a servant of Christ, and I am not yet perfect” helps us see ourselves as God sees us.
Beloved author and speaker, Jerry Bridges, joins us this Saturday on The Christian Worldview to discuss his new book, Who Am I? — Identity in Christ.
“Now the salvation, and the power, and the kingdom of our God and the authority of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren has been thrown down, he who accuses them before our God day and night.” (Revelation 12:10b)
At this time of year, we hear news reports about the “war on Christmas”: nativity scenes and Christmas carols being banned from public spaces and schools, employees pressured to say “happy holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas”, and atheists putting up a billboard in New York City that proclaims, “Who needs Christ at Christmas? Nobody.”
There is an ongoing war in our society to remove Christ from Christmas, but did you know that Christ’s birth was actually a declaration of war by God? Christ’s birth was God’s opening salvo in a war that ultimately leads to victory over sin, suffering, death, and Satan (see Revelation 12).
Bodie Hodge, the general editor of a new book entitled, The War on Christmas, will join us this weekend on The Christian Worldview to talk about these two wars over Christmas — the world’s war and God’s war.
We will also discuss interesting questions surrounding the history and significance of Christ’s birth, along with God-honoring ways to celebrate it.
We hope you can join us this weekend before Christmas to set our minds on the reason for the season — Jesus Christ, the Son of God and Savior of mankind!
“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. For by it the men of old gained approval” (Hebrews 11:1-2).
Nelson Mandela, the first black president of South Africa and the person who is widely credited with ending apartheid (minority white rule over a majority black population) in his country, died just over a week ago at the age of 95.
An unprecedented number of world leaders and dignitaries traveled to South Africa to pay glowing homage to a man who received 250 international honors, including the Nobel Peace Prize, and who is considered to be among the likes of Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Theresa, and Martin Luther King Jr. as the greatest modern-day heroes.
And yet there are negative aspects of Mandela’s life that are mostly overlooked by mainstream society. He “co-founded the militant Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK) in 1961 in association with the South African Communist Party, leading a sabotage campaign against the apartheid government” (Wikipedia). He was also known as a “serial adulterer.”
So what are we as Christians supposed to think about the world’s heroes, who purportedly accomplish much “good,” even if done through violent means and with sinful personal lives? How does the Bible present its heroes of the faith? Join us this weekend on The Christian Worldview for “a study in the world’s greatest vs. the Bible’s greatest.”
Our 2013 Year-End Annual Print Letter is being mailed this week. As an email subscriber, you can read a pre-release online copy here.
“Dear Friends of The Christian Worldview,
We covered a wide variety of topics on The Christian Worldview Radio Program this year: everything from evangelism to evolution, social justice to the spiritual danger of doing good, marriage to moral depravity, Christians in the military to women in combat, Islam to our identity in Christ, abortion to Obamacare, and divorce to departing from the faith.
Whew, that’s a lot … and not even the full list!
Plus, we were privileged to have respected Christian leaders like John MacArthur, RC Sproul, Albert Mohler, Iain Murray, Joni Eareckson Tada, Ken Ham, Ray Comfort, Erwin Lutzer, Jerry Bridges, and others come on the program to offer their insight.
The topics we select are wide-ranging and intentionally so. After all, there is a lot coming at us in this changing and challenging world, and so we’d better know how to think biblically about all matters of life and faith so that we can live accordingly…” Read the full letter here
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Guest: Justin Peters, conference speaker on the Word of Faith movement
“But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies” (2 Peter 2:1).
The Word of Faith movement. The health, wealth, and prosperity gospel. Continuationism vs. cessationism. Speaking in tongues, healings, and miracles. Slain in the Spirit. Second filling of the Spirit. Charismatics, pentecostals, the new apostles.
It’s a glossary of terms that can make your head swim. But what exactly do these terms mean and why is it important for a Christian to understand the wide spectrum of movements, doctrines, and leaders? Some say it’s not important and just dividing the body of Christ. So which is it?
A much-publicized conference called “Strange Fire” that focused on these issues was held recently at John MacArthur’s church in Los Angeles. One of the speakers was Justin Peters, who was born with cerebral palsy and presents seminars all over the world on the Word of Faith movement. Justin will join us this weekend on The Christian Worldview to offer a biblical perspective with grace and truth.
Guest: Gregg Frazer, author, The Religious Beliefs of America’s Founders
“Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people” (Proverbs 14:34).
It has become a never-ending debate: What kind of faith, if any, did the Founders and Framers of America have and what was their vision for our country?
One side says that they (e.g. George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, etc.) were committed believers in God and the Bible and were intent on permeating our nation with a Christian worldview. The other side says that the founders were either deists or atheists and sought to construct a wall “separating church and state”.
So which is it and how does it matter today? Professor Gregg Frazer, author of a very interesting new book, The Religious Beliefs of America’s Founders, makes the case that our Founders were neither biblical Christians nor atheists but rather what he calls “theistic rationalists”.
Join us this Thanksgiving Weekend on The Christian Worldview as we talk with Gregg Frazer about the faith of our founders.
Note: This program originally aired May 26, 2012
“After coming into the house they [the Magi] saw the Child with Mary His mother; and they fell to the ground and worshiped Him. Then, opening their treasures, they presented to Him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh” (Matthew 2:11).
Can someone explain how the Magi giving gifts to baby Jesus turned into the modern-day cultural norm of bustling around town to buy stuff for each other at Christmas? What does giving someone an iPad or flat-screen TV actually have to do with remembering the birth of Christ?
As far as I can discern, nothing. The self-absorbed, materialistic ethos of the Christmas season is so intense that it is now overwhelming Thanksgiving as major stores open on Thanksgiving evening to get a jump on “Black Friday,” the biggest shopping day of the year. Even the Christmas cards that trickle in throughout the season have turned into comp cards — lots of pictures and info about the family but little or nothing about Jesus.
So what’s a Christian to do? In this crass age, is there a way to have a meaningful Christmas where the focus isn’t on self and shopping but rather on Christ? The answer is yes! We will discuss a “take back Christmas” plan this weekend on The Christian Worldview.