Over 100 iconic atheist, leaders in atheism, agnosticism, secularism, sociology, philosophy, apologetics, nones, dones, and deconversions have filmed with Cristie Jo and me for our upcoming documentary and ancillary products. We have learned very clearly the arguments against the Christian faith. Further, and even more important, we have discerned how professing Christians, or evangelicals, are perceived by thinking people who do not believe. This has been a stunning and very emotional journey for us.
In a few weeks we will fly across the Atlantic for the fourth time and film with the famous atheist, Richard Dawkins, and his Oxford, England contrarian, the equally renown Christian philosopher, Richard Swinburne, in addition to numerous other notable leaders.
Too many North American Christian leaders seem illiterate to the de-Christian movement proliferating across Canada and America and fully realized now in the United Kingdom. Our original research is designed to ask serious questions about the paradigm of the church. Are we effectively and cognitively “making disciples” or, as repeated studies seem to indicate, is our techno, sleek presentation of the Gospel lacking in producing Christians who can critically think and articulate their faith? Jesus stated that the greatest commandment was “loving God with all your mind.” That involves cognition — teaching that has intellectual substance.
Cristie and I are not finished on this investigative journey. So we ask for your thoughts and prayers. A faith that is not tested is no faith at all.
Can your faith stand testing? Stay with us.