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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

  • 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 …

  • Discernment in the Midst of Scandal Discernment in the Midst of Scandal Play in Edifi Player

    Discernment in the Midst of Scandal

    **Have you ever had to go through a church scandal? Not fun, is it? On today’s show, Jason continues his conversation with investigative journalist Warren Cole Smith. Together, they confront the messiness brought out by scandals and share much-needed advice on how to get through the unwanted pain.** **Jason Jimenez on Social Media** * Follow @JasonPJimenez on Twitter * Follow @JasonPJiminez on Instagram * Subscribe to Jason Jimenez on YouTube **Our Guest, Warren Cole Smith** * …

  • How Should We Deal With Scandals in the Church? How Should We Deal With Scandals in the Church? Play in Edifi Player

    How Should We Deal With Scandals in the Church?

    It seems like every time you jump online or scroll through your social media feeds, you read about another church scandal. Why is that? And how should Christians respond? On today’s show, Jason discusses this sensitive topic with investigative journalist Warren Cole Smith, who has covered major scandals in his ministry career.

  • From Marvel to Star Wars: How Your Favorite Hollywood Heroes Reveal God From Marvel to Star Wars: How Your Favorite Hollywood Heroes Reveal God Play in Edifi Player

    From Marvel to Star Wars: How Your Favorite Hollywood Heroes Reveal God

    Did you know an effective tactic when engaging people of a different worldview is using movies and famous characters? On today’s show, Jason brings on world- renowned apologist Dr. Frank Turek to help Christians better understand the hidden messages in box office hits like Marvel and Star Wars and offer practical ways to share the gospel.

  • Piecing Together the Resurrection Story Piecing Together the Resurrection Story Play in Edifi Player

    Piecing Together the Resurrection Story

    Do you really know what happened on Easter Sunday? In this episode, Jason pieces together one harmonious storyline represented by nine key events that unfolded on the day Jesus rose from the dead.

  • Why Are So Many Christians Losing Their Minds? Why Are So Many Christians Losing Their Minds? Play in Edifi Player

    Why Are So Many Christians Losing Their Minds?

    Are you aware that less than 4 percent of Bible-believing Christians can provide a compelling case for the Christian faith? As a result, Christians are losing their influence in the culture and losing their minds. On today’s podcast show, Jason talks with Dr. Travis Dickinson about the need to equip Christians with truth and logic, so they can give reasonable answers to those who challenge or question what they believe.

  • What Threat Does Iran Pose to the World? What Threat Does Iran Pose to the World? Play in Edifi Player

    What Threat Does Iran Pose to the World?

    Things are heating up in the Middle East. Iran, the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism, is advancing nuclear weapons and deepening its alliance with Russia. But what does this all mean? In this episode, Jason talks about the existential threat of Iran and provides insight into how things are shaping up for future world conflict.

  • Fix Your Eyes on Israel Fix Your Eyes on Israel Play in Edifi Player

    Fix Your Eyes on Israel

    Even though Israel is one of the smallest nations in the world, it is, however, the most important. But, why? Why is Israel so important, and why should Christians care what happens to her? In this episode, Jason explores the Scriptures and cites historical events that shed light on the significance of Israel and why Christians should fix their eyes on the holy land.

  • The Future Destruction of Russia in Bible Prophecy The Future Destruction of Russia in Bible Prophecy Play in Edifi Player

    The Future Destruction of Russia in Bible Prophecy

    Is Russia mentioned in the Bible? Will Russia lead an army against Israel in the future? In this episode, Jason smooths out some difficulties Christians have about the looming crisis with Russia and provides measured responses that reveal the role the Russian military plays in biblical prophecy.

  • Former Gay Agnostic Now Christian Professor Responds to LGBT Beliefs Former Gay Agnostic Now Christian Professor Responds to LGBT Beliefs Play in Edifi Player

    Former Gay Agnostic Now Christian Professor Responds to LGBT Beliefs

    What’s the best way to respond to a friend who says that being gay is genetic? Or how would you answer someone who says, "People can determine their gender?" This week, Jason poses these and other LGBT dilemmas to Dr. Christopher Yuan so that you will know how to lovingly and biblically respond the next time you find yourself in a challenging conversation.

  • A Biblical Perspective of Sexuality and Same-Sex Attraction A Biblical Perspective of Sexuality and Same-Sex Attraction Play in Edifi Player

    A Biblical Perspective of Sexuality and Same-Sex Attraction

    We live in a time when there is so much confusion and questioning of one’s sexual orientation or gender identity that we, as Christians, need to be better equipped to know God’s divine design and how to address these pressing issues with truth and love. Join Jason and his guest, Dr. Christopher Yuan, as they offer a biblical perspective on sexuality and same-sex attractions.

  • Seeing Jesus Through New Eyes Seeing Jesus Through New Eyes Play in Edifi Player

    Seeing Jesus Through New Eyes

    As one might expect, there’s a great deal of speculation and false narratives about Jesus Christ. But how can we know Jesus’s true identity? In this episode, Jason and author, Tom Gilson, work through some false claims about Jesus and bring biblical clarity to his uniqueness as the Son of God

  • Let's Talk About Mental Health Issues Let's Talk About Mental Health Issues Play in Edifi Player

    Let's Talk About Mental Health Issues

    Did you know that over 25% of adults and 20% of young people have a mental illness? On today’s show, Jason talks with Dr. Danny Huerta, a professional counselor, about what we can do to address this stigma and provide the appropriate support for those suffering in silence.