Is Personal Suffering Still a Primary Objection People Have to Christianity? A Conversation With Rebecca McLaughlin, Part 4

Pastor J.D. and Rebecca McLaughlin discuss Rebecca’s new book, The Secular Creed, as she helps to disentangle the beliefs Christians gladly affirm from those they cannot embrace. 

A glimpse inside this episode:

Today we come to the end of our special series with Rebecca McLaughlin. Rebecca is the author of Confronting Christianity: 12 Hard Questions for the World’s Largest Religion. If you haven’t read this book or have it on your shelf as a reference, you’re really missing out. She also recently released 10 Questions Every Teen Should Ask (and Answer) about ChristianitySo get it for your middle or high schoolers. And lastly, her newest book that was released last week: The Secular Creed: Engaging Five Contemporary Claims.

This was originally recorded as a long-form conversation, but we’ve split it up into four question and answer segments. Today, Pastor J.D. and Rebecca spend a few minutes talking about the topics of her newest book: This so-called “Secular Creed”. We’ve all seen the yard signs our neighbors have that make broad sweeping statements that leave us with only all-or-nothing belief options. Things like: Love is Love and Gay Rights are Civil Rights… when the real truth is a bit more complicated. Rebecca helps us disentangle the beliefs Christians gladly affirm from those they cannot embrace. 

But that’s not all, they will also turn the table completely to end their conversation by talking about personal suffering because when we’re talking about defending and understanding our faith, suffering is still the primary objection people have to Christianity. 


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