On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave talks with Corey Miller and Ross Anderson about how a growing knowledge of Scripture helps Christians engage Mormons with the gospel, how to share a biblical testimony with a Mormon, along with their book, Responding To The Mormon Missionary Message Confident Conversations with Mormon Missionaries (and Other Latter-day Saints) (Aneko Press, 2023), among other topics on this new episode.
What you’ll hear in this episode
- Why Christians need to gain knowledge and discernment.
- How a growing knowledge of Scripture helps Christians to engage Mormons with the gospel.
- How the Mormon culture shapes their identity and values, and why Christians need to understand this as they engage Mormons.
- The biblical storyline and sharing the gospel with Mormons.
- The three levels of authority in Mormonism and how Christians can effective engage each with the gospel.
- How to share a biblical testimony with a Mormon.
About the Guests
Corey Miller, PhD, was born in Utah as a seventh-generation Mormon. His ancestor was a polygamist and one of Joseph Smith’s bodyguards. Miller is president and CEO of Ratio Christi (ratiochristi.org), a campus apologetics evangelism ministry on 150 campuses. He has four graduate degrees and has taught nearly one hundred college courses in philosophy and religion, including at Indiana and Purdue universities. He is the author of Is Faith in God Reasonable: Debates in Philosophy, Science, and Rhetoric; Leaving Mormonism: Why Four Scholars Changed Their Minds; In Search of the Good Life: Through the Eyes of Aristotle, Maimonides, and Aquinas; and Engaging with Mormons. He and his family reside in Indiana.
Ross Anderson, DMin, was born in Utah and was raised LDS. After leaving Mormonism as a young adult, he pursued a Master of Divinity degree and a Doctor of Ministry degree. Anderson has served as a church planter and pastor in Utah for four decades and is currently a teaching pastor at Alpine Church. He is the executive director of Utah Advance Ministries and the founder of the Faith after Mormonism project and the Culture-Wise podcast. Ross has authored various books, including Understanding the Book of Mormon, Understanding Your Mormon Neighbor, and Jesus without Joseph – a study guide for former Mormons. Ross is an avid cyclist and reader. He and his wife, Sally, are parents to five adult children.
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Dave Jenkins is happily married to his wife, Sarah. He is a writer, editor, and speaker living in beautiful Southern Oregon. Dave is a lover of Christ, His people, the Church, and sound theology. He serves as the Executive Director of Servants of Grace Ministries, the Executive Editor of Theology for Life Magazine, the Host and Producer of Equipping You in Grace Podcast, and is a contributor to and producer of Contending for the Word. He is the author of The Word Explored: The Problem of Biblical Illiteracy and What To Do About It (House to House, 2021), The Word Matters: Defending Biblical Authority Against the Spirit of the Age (G3 Press, 2022), and Contentment: The Journey of a Lifetime (Theology for Life, 2024). You can find him on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, or read his newsletter. Dave loves to spend time with his wife, going to movies, eating at a nice restaurant, or going out for a round of golf with a good friend. He is also a voracious reader, in particular of Reformed theology, and the Puritans. You will often find him when he’s not busy with ministry reading a pile of the latest books from a wide variety of Christian publishers. Dave received his M.A.R. and M.Div through Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary.