In the video below, John Stonestreet talks about some ways that Christians can prepare themselves to live in and give answers to a hostile culture. In his words, “There is going to be no substitute for everyday Christians living out their faith and being able to winsomely talk about their convictions in their everyday lives.” Stonestreet went on to say that we need to be prepared to give answers about the truth of the Christian position, and why it’s the truth. Here’s a brief outline of his main points:
- Where the Bible is clear on something, we need to be clear on it too.
- We need to know why the Bible says what it does. Argue from Scripture and God’s creation.
- Have good conversations. Build relationships with people who are different from you.
- Ask good questions.
John Stonestreet is a speaker and fellow of the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. He is also the co-host of BreakPoint and host of ThePoint, audio programs that help Christians think through cultural issues in a biblical way.
David Platt addresses many of the most prevalent cultural issues of our day in his latest book, Counter Culture. To learn more, go to CounterCultureBook.org.