TODAY’S GUEST: Jason Jimenez is the founder of STAND STRONG Ministries and faculty member at Summit Ministries. He is a pastor, apologist, and national speaker who has ministered to families for over twenty years. As a Pastor, Jason has invested in marriages, families, and churches to help them have a greater impact in their communities. Jason is a worldview expert that specializes in cultural, theological, and religious issues.
Jason has authored several books: The Raging War of Ideas: How to Take Back Our Faith, Family, and Country, co-authored The Official Study Guide to I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist, and The Bible’s Answers to 100 of Life’s Biggest Questions with Dr. Norman Geisler (Baker Books), and co-authored Stand Strong America: Courage, Freedom & Hope for Tomorrow, Abandoned Faith: Why Millennials Are Walking Away and How You Can Lead Them Home (Focus on the Family and Tyndale), and Stand Strong in Your Faith.
We discuss Jason’s background and ministry, his apologist colleagues and mentors such as Norman Geissler, the importance of equipping believers and challenging them to engage culture, millennials, Ravi Zacharias, and how to have the hard conversations with an uninformed, confused and disengaged church.
When was the last time you had an honest, heartfelt, yet kind and productive conversation with someone about depression, mental illness, substance abuse, pornography, premarital sex, racism, divorce, abortion, LGBT issues, or politics? Our tendency is either to avoid talking about such volatile topics at all–even with other Christians–or to go on the attack, causing rifts that do nothing to encourage further discussion or growth.
Challenging Conversations has straightforward answers to some of the most challenging moral issues disrupting the church. Each chapter begins with a true story, clarifies misconceptions and misunderstandings about the subject, and equips you to build rapport, ask the right questions, find points of agreement, and take the next fruitful step in the relationship. Because even if we disagree on a moral issue, that shouldn’t make us mortal enemies.