Ep #46- Are Christians The Bigger Obstacle To Christianity? (ft. Mary Jo Sharp)
Are Christians the personal objection to non-believers embracing the faith? What damage is brought about by superficial assessments passed by Christians? In our churches do we have a trend of passive Christians who pass the ball of evangelism to pastors and leaders? How do we overcome and offset the bad taste people have towards Christianity because of poor interactions with Christians? Tune in as Mary Jo Sharp sheds light on these and much more!Links and citation:Mary Jo Sharp’s websiteWhy I Still Believe: A Former Atheist’s Reckoning with the Bad Reputation Christians Give a Good GodThe Pastor and the Professor on PatreonWatch the video podcast on our YouTube channel.Equipping the believer defend their faith anytime, anywhere. Our vision is to do so beyond all language barriers in India and beyond!SAFT Apologetics stands for Seeking Answers Finding Truth and was formed off inspiration from the late Nabeel Qureshi’s autobiography that captured his life journey where he followed truth where it led him. We too aim to be a beacon emulating his life’s commitment towards following truth wherever it leads us.Check out our website, support us on Patreon and follow us on our Instagram page and Facebook page.Is there a question that you would like to share with us?Reach us at: firstname.lastname@example.org Send us your questions, suggestions and queries at: email@example.com
Lead Defend Conference Interview w/ Mary Jo Sharp - Ryan Scantling and Seth Tucker
In this episode, the guys sit down with Mary Jo Sharp before the 2021 Lead Defend Conference. Sharp joined us last year and we were excited to have her back again at this year's conference! They chat about questioning the logic in arguments from atheists, but also how we should question ourselves in our own logic with Christianity. To be what God intended us to be, we need to really know our God. How can we do that if we don't do the work that it takes? Learn this and more in this week's episode! LINKS: Lead Defend Podcast Video Mary Jo Sharp Website Why I Still Believe Book https://www.leaddefend.org/ SOCIAL: https://www.facebook.com/leaddefend/ https://www.instagram.com/leaddefend/ Mary Jo Sharp Instagram
How do I Reconcile the Bad Reputation of Christians? - Mary Jo Sharp
Kamloops Alliance Church Podcast
This week we are so excited to introduce Mary Jo Sharp to you. Mary Jo is a former atheist who came to faith. She has experienced two worlds of American culture: the post-Christian culture of the Pacific Northwest, and the evangelical culture of the Bible Belt. She first encountered apologetics in her own spiritual search while seeking answers. Mary Jo is now an Assistant Professor of Apologetics at Houston Baptist University, and the Founder and Director of Confident Christianity Apologetics Ministry. She has been featured in Christianity Today's cover story, "The Unexpected Defenders", and is an international speaker on apologetics, focusing on love and logic to uncover truth. She also serves on faculty with Summit Ministries Student Conferences. Mary Jo is a published author with Kregel Publications, B&H Publications, and Zondervan. She is the author of the top selling Bible study: "Why Do You Believe That?" as well as "Living in Truth" with Lifeway Christian Resources. She recently released her book, "Why I Still Believe". Mary Jo is the founder of Confident Christianity, a Christian apologetics ministry that addresses the hard questions of Christianity through research, writing, training, and debate. She lives with her husband and family in Portland, Oregon. In this episode, Mary Jo and Chris discuss the question: How do I Reconcile the Bad Reputation of Christians? Mary Jo is a clear communicator with a heart for people, and finds great joy in sharing the deep truths of her Lord and Saviour, and she will help you along with this question.
Mary Jo Sharp: A Former Atheist Looks at the Problem of Evil + “One of Us” (Joan Osborne)
The Apologetics Podcast
Why do atheists see the problem of evil as such a problem for Christians? And is the problem of evil really as problematic as some atheists seem to think? Those are a few of the many questions that Timothy explores in this episode with Mary Jo Sharp. A former atheist who's now a faithful follower of Jesus, Mary Jo Sharp first encountered apologetics in her own spiritual search for truth. Now, Mary Jo is assistant professor of apologetics at Houston Baptist University and the founder of Confident Christianity Apologetics Ministry. She's also a delightful guest and a knowledgeable musician, which cranks up the dial on this episode from "ordinary" to "epic." In the second half of the episode, the star is a one-hit wonder from 1995. The dynamic duo of Garrick and Timothy delves into "One of Us," a song made popular by a musician who was born and raised about five miles from Timothy's house. Along the way, your intrepid cohosts discuss how nothing less than the incarnation and suffering of God in Christ is able to provide a comprehensive solution to the problem of evil. Before it's over, Garrick and Timothy also take a look at a far superior version of "One of Us" from a Jehovah's Witness who went by the name of Prince (except for those few years when he went by a symbol instead). Once again, the Toybox Hero Tournament nearly degenerates into total insanity and uncontrollable chaos, as an A-Wing starfighter from Star Wars clashes with an armor-plated coffee pot from Target. This unexpected contest forces Garrick and Timothy to face some of the most crucial and difficult questions that they've ever discussed on this program, questions such as "Is a lightsaber capable of blocking boiling water?" and "Exactly how much coffee would a Star Wars pilot need to stay awake in space?" Also, "One of Us" would actually be a great name for a band—much better than "the Hooters," which also shows up on this episode and which Timothy awkwardly compares to Forrest Gump if you listen all the way to the end. The new cover art for this season was created by Dani Wallace (daniwallace.myportfolio.com).THIS WEEK’S GUESTMary Jo Sharp is assistant professor of apologetics at Houston Baptist University and the founder and director of the apologetics ministry Confident Christianity. An international speaker on apologetics, Sharp focuses on love and logic to uncover truth. She is also a published author with Kregel, B&H, and Zondervan. Her most recent book is Why I Still Believe.LINKS TO CLICKB and H Academic Why I Still Believe: book by Mary Jo Sharp One of Us: song by Joan Osborne One of Us: song by Prince SBTS Preview Day Urban Ministry PodcastHOW TO MAKE THREE CHORDS AND THE TRUTH MORE AMAZING THAN IT ALREADY ISSupport the show and spread the word! Here are a few ways to do that: 1. Subscribe to Three Chords and the Truth: The Apologetics Podcast: Apple / Android / RSS. 2. Leave a rating and review on iTunes to encourage other people to listen to the show. 3. If you purchase any of the books mentioned in Three Chords and the Truth, consider using the Amazon links provided in the show notes. The show will receive a small percentage of each sale. 4. Visit our Patreon site where you can support the podcast, suggest future songs or topics, and order Three Chords and the Truth merchandise. 5. Make contact with us on Twitter: @DrTimothyPJones @GarrickBailey@ApologeticsPodCLOSING CREDITSThree Chords and the Truth: The Apologetics Podcast thanks B&H Academic for their sponsorship. Music for the podcast has been licensed through Artlist.io and performed by Trent Thompson. Brief excerpts of music played in each program are included solely for the purposes of comment and critique as allowed under the fair-use provision of U.S. copyright law. “The fair use of a copyrighted work … for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, … scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright” (U.S. Code § 107, Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use).
Apatheism is a word to describe someone who doesn't believe in God and thinks religion is irrelevant to life. In today's episode Mary Jo Sharp tells her story of moving from apatheism to a strong belief in God that informs all of her life. Learn more about Mary Jo Sharp at www.maryjosharp.com. There’s a wealth of information to explore - debates, a blog, books and much more!
Mary Jo Sharp grew up in the Pacific Northwest as an atheist, moved to the Bible Belt for college, and became a Christian. But her faith journey was not as predictable as that makes it sound. When she experienced hypocrisy in the Church she felt her budding faith getting trampled. She began studying apologetics to … Continue reading Episode 064 – Mary Jo Sharp
#112: Can I Have Doubt and Faith At the Same Time? With Mary Jo Sharp
4:13 Podcast with Jennifer Rothschild
We often feel the ever-present tension between the beauty of salvation and the dark side of human nature. It can shake our faith and stir up doubt, right? Mary Jo Sharp is a former atheist who came to faith and then her path of faith hit some rough spots. Today, she shares her story. You’ll hear a candid and approachable case for believing in God when you really want to walk away. SHOW NOTES: 413podcast.com/112
75. Mary Jo Sharp: Dealing with Doubts + Why Evil?
Mary Jo is the founder of Confident Christianity, a Christian apologetics ministry that addresses the hard questions of Christianity through research, writing, training and debate. In this interview, I talk with Mary Jo about dealing with doubts. Mary Jo's Book: https://www.amazon.com/Why-Still-Beli... Support (thank you): https://www.patreon.com/AdherentApologetics