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Challenging Conversations

Challenging Conversations

Do you struggle with knowing what to say and how to say it when a controversial topic arises? “Challenging Conversations,” hosted by best-selling author and worldview expert Jason Jimenez, is a conversational podcast designed to help Christians overcome their fears and learn to engage people of a different view or belief system respectfully. You will gain insight as Jason and his guests get into deep conversations about the Christian faith and discuss how Christians ought to be defending the gospel as they speak the truth in love to those around them.

Episodes

  • Do You Avoid Having Challenging Conversations with Your Kids? Do You Avoid Having Challenging Conversations with Your Kids? Play in Edifi Player

    Do You Avoid Having Challenging Conversations with Your Kids?

    When was the last time you had a hard talk with your kid about a controversial topic? How did it go? In today’s episode, Jason shares with parents the importance of engaging with their kids in faith and not in fear. **Jason Jimenez on Social Media** * Follow @JasonPJimenez on Twitter * Follow @JasonPJiminez on Instagram * Subscribe to Jason Jimenez on YouTube **Additional Resources** * Challenging Conversations book on Amazon * Stand Strong Ministries Website * Stand Strong …

  • Are You a Bad Christian if You ‘Celebrate’ Halloween? Are You a Bad Christian if You ‘Celebrate’ Halloween? Play in Edifi Player

    Are You a Bad Christian if You ‘Celebrate’ Halloween?

    Some say any involvement with Halloween is opening the door to Satan. In contrast, other Christian parents believe that knocking on doors with their kids in the neighborhood is just good family fun. So, which is it? In this episode, Jason gives the difference between celebrating and participating and gives Christians some insight into the historical context of Halloween, and a few things to consider before dressing up your kid and strolling your neighborhood. **Jason Jimenez on Social …

  • Speaking the ‘Truth’ Against Other ‘truths’ Speaking the ‘Truth’ Against Other ‘truths’ Play in Edifi Player

    Speaking the ‘Truth’ Against Other ‘truths’

    America has passed a tipping point. More Americans are embracing the lie that they determine their own truth. On today’s podcast, Jason talks with Jeff Myers, president of Summit Ministries, about how absolute truth changes everything and how to give a response to those who believe in speaking their own truth. **Links to Summit Ministries** * Summit Websites * Follow on Facebook * Follow on Instagram * Follow on Twitter **Links to Crossmap** * Crossmap Website * Crossmap …

  • How Can Christians Doubt Out Loud? How Can Christians Doubt Out Loud? Play in Edifi Player

    How Can Christians Doubt Out Loud?

    Are you dealing with your doubts, or are your doubts dealing with you? Hopefully, whatever you are going through in your faith, this episode (with special guest Bobby Conway) will bring you much-needed comfort as you face your doubts and overcome them. **Link to One Minute Apologist** * YouTube * Twitter * Facebook **Jason Jimenez on Social Media** * Follow @JasonPJimenez on Twitter * Follow @JasonPJiminez on Instagram * Subscribe to Jason Jimenez on YouTube **Additional …

  • Did Jesus Perform Miracles? Did Jesus Perform Miracles? Play in Edifi Player

    Did Jesus Perform Miracles?

    Some progressive Christians go so far as to reject the miraculous claims of Jesus. What would that mean if Jesus didn’t perform miracles? Dr. Craig Keener joins the show to teach Christians the importance of miracles to the historic Christian faith. **Links to Dr. Craig Keener** * Dr. Keener's Website * Dr. Keener's YouTube * Dr. Keener on Twitter * Dr. Keener on Facebook **Jason Jimenez on Social Media** * Follow @JasonPJimenez on Twitter * Follow @JasonPJiminez on Instagram …

  • Should Christians Be Deconstructing Their Faith? Should Christians Be Deconstructing Their Faith? Play in Edifi Player

    Should Christians Be Deconstructing Their Faith?

    Many people in the Evangelical-faith space say it’s necessary to deconstruct your faith so that you can “reconstruct” it into an even stronger version than before. But is that really an essential step to growing your faith? Jason poses some hard-hitting questions on today's show to Maven founder and apologist, Brett Kunkle. **Links to Brett Kunkle** * Maven Truth Website * Maven Truth on YouTube * Maven Truth on Instagram * Maven Truth on Facebook **Jason Jimenez on Social Media** …

  • False Teachers in the Church Today False Teachers in the Church Today Play in Edifi Player

    False Teachers in the Church Today

    From the blitz of social media tags to the millions of videos on YouTube calling out and labeling everybody and their mom a false teacher, it can get contentious and confusing trying to figure ought who is speaking the truth of God and who is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. In this episode, Jason’s guest, Allen Parr, YouTube sensation and pastor, offers seven identifications of a false teacher. **Links to Allen Parr** * Allen Parr Website * The Beat on YouTube * Allen Parr on Instagram …

  • Does the Bible Support Slavery? Does the Bible Support Slavery? Play in Edifi Player

    Does the Bible Support Slavery?

    How would you answer someone who says that the Bible is an immoral book because it supports slavery? In today’s show, Dr. Paul Copan and Jason address this very heated topic and present reasonable answers and much-needed clarity to biblical passages that religious people have twisted to make it seem Christianity endorses the moral evil of slavery. **Links to Paul Copan** * Paul's Website * Paul on Twitter * Paul on Facebook **Jason Jimenez on Social Media** * Follow @JasonPJimenez …

  • Is the God of the Old Testament a Moral Monster? Is the God of the Old Testament a Moral Monster? Play in Edifi Player

    Is the God of the Old Testament a Moral Monster?

    If you struggle with how to reconcile a God of love commanding his people, the Israelites, to commit acts of war and bloodshed in the Old Testament—then you don’t want to miss this episode. Jason sits down with Dr. Paul Copan, one of the foremost experts on the atrocities of the Bible, to offer explanations for troubling passages. **Links to Paul Copan** * Paul's Website * Paul on Twitter * Paul on Facebook **Jason Jimenez on Social Media** * Follow @JasonPJimenez on Twitter * …

  • Stories of Demonic Warfare Stories of Demonic Warfare Play in Edifi Player

    Stories of Demonic Warfare

    How sensitive are you to the spiritual battle between God and Satan? Are you familiar with how the Bible describes spiritual attacks and why they occur in our lives? In today’s podcast, author and investigative journalist Billy Hallowell joins Jason for a fascinating and challenging discussion about the spiritual warfare of demons. **Billy Hallowell Links** * Playing with Fire Podcast * Playing with Fire Book on Amazon * Billy on Facebook * Billy on Instagram * Billy on Twitter …

  • Recapturing the Wonder of the Divine Recapturing the Wonder of the Divine Play in Edifi Player

    Recapturing the Wonder of the Divine

    What was the last thing you thought was so beautiful that it took your breath away? There is so much beauty in the world, yet, we often miss the beauty because we’re either too busy to pay any attention to it or have slipped into a state where we are unmindful of what beauty is. In today’s podcast, Dr. Tim Willard talks with Jason about how Christians can revitalize their hearts and minds to the captivating power of beauty. **Links to Show:** * Stand Strong Ministries * Edifi Network …

  • Roe v. Wade Overturned: Silence or Celebration? Roe v. Wade Overturned: Silence or Celebration? Play in Edifi Player

    Roe v. Wade Overturned: Silence or Celebration?

    How did you feel after hearing that Roe v Wade was overturned? What's so shocking is how many self-identifying Christians publicly shamed other Christians for celebrating the overturning of Roe v. Wade. On today's show, pro-life leader, David Benham, comes on the show to tackle the sensitive topic of abortion in the church. **Links to Show: ** * Stand Strong Ministries * Edifi Network Benham Brothers Links * Benham Brothers Website * David Benham on Twitter * David Benham on …

  • Standing Strong in a Crazy, Upside Down World Standing Strong in a Crazy, Upside Down World Play in Edifi Player

    Standing Strong in a Crazy, Upside Down World

    Are you having a hard time speaking up for what you believe? Do you have a teen struggling to make sense of their faith? On today’s show, Jason and Sara Barratt, editor-in-chief at The Rebelution, discuss ways Christians can stand firm against the prevailing opinions that oppose Christianity and offer encouragement for moms and dads raising their kids in the Word of God. * The Rebelution Website * Sara Barratt Website **Jason Jimenez on Social Media** * Follow @JasonPJimenez on …

  • The Ugly History of Roe v. Wade The Ugly History of Roe v. Wade Play in Edifi Player

    The Ugly History of Roe v. Wade

    Do you know how the Roe v Wade case got to the Supreme Court in the first place? Today, on Challenging Conversations, Jason pieces together some disturbing facts about the history and ruling of Roe v Wade that you need to know and share with others. **Jason Jimenez on Social Media** * Follow @JasonPJimenez on Twitter * Follow @JasonPJiminez on Instagram * Subscribe to Jason Jimenez on YouTube **Additional Resources** * Challenging Conversations book on Amazon * Stand Strong …