Questions Christians Hope No One Will Ask Simulcast presents powerful responses to six of the top questions that plague Christians today. These answers will be biblical and backed up with logic and evidence. They will be presented by bestselling authors Lee Strobel and Mark Mittelberg, along with two leading scholars, Dr. Craig Hazen of Biola University and Dr. Douglas Groothuis of Denver Seminary. Their answers will be presented in ways that ordinary Christians can understand and later use in their own conversations with spiritually curious friends.
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“What makes you so sure that God exists at all?”
“Why trust the Bible – isn’t it full of myths and mistakes?”
“What makes you think Jesus was more than just a good teacher?”
“Why choose Christianity over all the other religions?”
“Why would God allow so much pain and suffering-or doesn’t he care?”
“Do you really believe in hell – and that God sends people there?”
The result? Christians wavering in their faith, but afraid to talk about it. Young people exiting our ranks in droves, many never looking back. And people who don’t know Christ increasingly searching elsewhere for answers.
Yet the Bible commands us – and every member of our churches – to “be ready to give an answer” (1 Pet. 3:15).
Atheist-turned-Christian Lee Strobel, the former award-winning legal editor of The Chicago Tribune, is a New York Times best-selling author of more than twenty books and has been interviewed on numerous national TV programs, including ABC, Fox, PBS, and CNN.
Described in the Washington Post as “one of the evangelical community’s most popular apologists,”Lee was educated at the University of Missouri (Bachelor of Journalism degree, 1974) and Yale Law School (Master of Studies in Law degree, 1979) and holds top honors for investigative reporting.
After a nearly two-year investigation of the evidence for Jesus, Lee became a Christian in 1981. He joined the staff of Willow Creek Community Church and later joined Saddleback Valley Community Church as a teaching pastor in 2000. In recognition of his extensive research for his books, Southern Evangelical Seminary honored Lee with the conferring of a Doctor of Divinity degree in 2007. For more information about Lee Strobel visit leestrobel.com
Mark Mittelberg is a best-selling author, sought-after speaker, and a leading strategist in evangelism and apologetics-oriented outreach. He is the primary author (with Lee Strobel and Bill Hybels) of the updated Becoming a Contagious Christian Training Course, through which more than a million people have learned to effectively and naturally communicate their faith to others.
Mark’s newest book, The Questions Christians Hope No One Will Ask, is based on a survey of 1000 Christians commissioned through the Barna organization, and deals with the ten issues that believers most want to avoid—but must not!
Mark was the evangelism director at Willow Creek Community Church in Chicago for seven years and for the Willow Creek Association for a decade. He is a frequent contributor for Outreach magazine, and he was an editorial consultant and periodic guest for Lee Strobel’s Faith Under Fire television show. He and Strobel have been ministry partners for over twenty years. Mark earned a Master’s Degree in Philosophy of Religion from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. In recognition of his achievements in the areas of evangelism and apologetics, he was recently honored by the conferring of a Doctor of Divinity degree from Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina
Founder and Director of M.A. Program in Christian Apologetics
Director of the M.A. Program in Science and Religion
Professor of Comparative Religion and Apologetics
Ph.D., M.A., University of California, Santa Barbara
Dr. Hazen is the editor of the philosophy journal, Philosophia Christi. He is also the author of the monograph The Village Enlightenment in America, the acclaimed apologetics novel Five Sacred Crossings, and dozens of articles and chapters in various books and journals. He is a recipient of the Fischer Award, the highest faculty honor at Biola and has lectured across North America and Europe on key apologetics topics—including lectures on Capitol Hill and in the White House. He is a popular church and conference speaker and former co-host of a national radio talk program.
Dr. Douglas Groothuis joined the faculty of Denver Theological Seminary in 1993 and is professor of philosophy. He is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society, Evangelical Philosophical Society, and Society of Christian Philosophers with a Ph.D. and a B.S. from the University of Oregon, and an M.A. in philosophy from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
He is the author of Christian Apologetics: A Comprehensive Case for Christian Faith, Unmasking the New Age, Confronting the New Age, Revealing the New Age Jesus, Christianity That Counts, Deceived by the Light, Jesus in an Age of Controversy, The Soul in Cyberspace, Truth Decay, On Pascal, and On Jesus. He has written for scholarly journals such as Religious Studies, Sophia, Research in Philosophy and Technology, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, Philosophia Christi, Trinity Journal, and Asbury Theological Journal as well as for numerous popular magazines such as Christianity Today, Moody Magazine, The Christian Research Journal, Christian Counseling Today, Modern Reformation and Perspectives. He has also written editorials for a variety of newspapers.
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