On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave and Alisa Childers discuss some of the markers of progressive Christianity and what to watch out for, the importance of reading the Bible to avoid error, and our convictions about the Bible, her process of deconstruction and the reconstruction of her Christian faith, along with her new book, Another Gospel? A Lifelong Christian Seeks Truth in Response to Progressive Christianity (Tyndale, 2020).

What you’ll hear in this episode

  • Some markers of progressive Christianity and what to watch out for.
  • The importance of reading the Bible to avoid doctrinal error.
  • Advice for those who listen to progressive Christian podcasts or progressive Christian books.
  • Why what we believe about the Bible matters so much.
  • Why Christians should know the rich intellectual history of the Christian faith.
  • Why Christians should be afraid to ask questions and to receive answers from the Word of God.
  • What it looks like in our local churches for pastors and elders to provide a safe place for questions of doubters and to engage with the intellectual side of the Christian faith.
  • The process of deconstruction and reconstruction of Alisa went through.
  • What it means to stand upon the Word of God in a culture of doubt.

About the Guest

Alisa Childers is a wife, a mom, an author, a blogger, a speaker, and a worship leader. She was a member of the award-winning CCM recording group ZOEgirl. She is a popular speaker at apologetics and Christian worldview conferences, including reThink. She has been published at The Gospel Coalition, Crosswalk, the Stream, For Every Mom, Decision magazine, and The Christian Post. Her blog post “Girl, Wash Your Face? What Rachel Hollis Gets Right . . . and Wrong” received more than one million views. You can connect with Alisa online at alisachilders.com.

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