Jerry Johnston Interviews John Wilsey on The Affect of Entertainment on the Church13 September 2016
With a readily accessible stream of entertainment, it is no wonder that America,along with the church, is entertaining herself towards moribundity. Lethargic Christians have too easily been swept away by the world’s ideologies and, as a consequence, have lapsed into Biblical ignorance. I had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. John Wilsey, Assistant Professor of History and Christian Apologetics at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Houston. He has devoted much research to America’s complex religious history. I questioned Dr. John Wilsey regarding the spiritual recovery of a society that is dispassionate towards serious matters of religion. Dr. Wilsey replied,
“I think there’s always hope. As long as Christ sits on his throne, there is always that kind of hope. Christ still is the Lord and King of Glory. And his will is still for persons to come to faith, in Christ, and to expand his kingdom. Absolutely. I never lose hope that our culture can be reformed – morally, virtual, you know, in terms of virtue; in terms of people repenting, and coming to a saving faith, and being sanctified, and conform to the mind and to the image of Christ. Absolutely – as long as he’s on the throne, we will be able to always say we have hope.”
The trend of Biblical illiteracy will continue to grow unless there is intervention. Because of our passion for Christians to be thinkers, Cristie Jo and I are traveling across the globe and interviewing the top Christian thinkers and most prolific atheists. Our upcoming documentary will be followed by multiple digital products and resources that will target all ages.