Wednesday, May 20, 2015

A New Rebellion: True Tolerance

 
“For the power of Man to make himself what he pleases means, as we have seen, the power of some men to make other men what they please.” – C.S. Lewis

Years ago, in The Abolition of Man, C.S. Lewis cautioned that as a society lets go of an objective basis for morality, a society ends up conditioned to believe the values and preferences of a few men. He called these men, “The Conditioners.” They are those men with power, a voice, and the platform to spread their message. While his warning sounds like the introduction of a fictitious dystopian novel, it appears that our society has reached the dawn of dystopia.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Invite Mary Jo Sharp to Speak at Your Event

Contact: confidentchristianity@gmail.com
  • Why Do You Believe That?
  •  Asking the Right Questions
  • Reliability of the New Testament Texts
  • In Defense of the Resurrection of Jesus - The Minimal Facts Approach
  • Is the Story of Christ a Copy of the Pagan Myths?
  • Pagan Myths & The Story of Jesus
  • Transformative Apologetics: Shouldn't the Reality of God Change Our Lives?
  • Open Dialogue with an Atheist
  • Conversational Apologetics
  • Q&A is encouraged at all speaking events 


Monday, March 23, 2015

NEW BIBLE STUDY TITLE! Living in Truth

My family and I just returned from Nashville where LifeWay Christian Resources filmed my new Bible Study!  I am proud to announce the title due out Fall 2015:  LIVING IN TRUTH.  Be watching for future newsletters and Facebook posts for purchasing options.  

Thank you for your prayers which sustained me through the writing as well as the filming.  I am grateful and humbled.

MJ




























Monday, March 2, 2015

Christianity Today: The Unexpected Defenders

Coming Soon:  Be watching for your upcoming Christianity Today feature article on women in apologetics.

MJ

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Mining For God

America has long been called a Christian nation. In fact, over 70% of adults in America identify themselves as Christian. Yet when filmmaker Brandon McGuire heads to the streets to ask a few clarifying questions about how Christianity is defined within our culture, he is shocked by the answers he finds.

This provocative documentary takes us deep within the American mind and brings to the surface the big ideas that have influenced the way we think about ourselves and about God.

Mining For God features interviews with some of America's most prominent Christian thinkers, including Lee Strobel, William Lane Craig, Paul Copan, Gary Habermas, Mike Licona, John Stonestreet, J Warner Wallace, David Geisler, Alan Shlemon, Mary Jo Sharp, Donald Williams, Mark Mittelberg, Nabeel Qureshi, Craig Hazen, Michael Sherrard and others.

Whether you would consider yourself a Christian or not - there is something of value for everyone in this film.

Friday, February 13, 2015

50 Shades of Blah

This is my post on ‪#‎50shadesofgrey‬:
Blah. Blah. Blah.
So goes the culture in which we live. Full of the blah, blah, blah drone of a zombie culture looking for the next thing that will make it feel human once more, but gravely missing the mark yet again. Sleepers, awake! You were not created to be the walking dead, reduced to searching endlessly to satiate your immediate desires. You are made in the image of the glorious Creator! Bring sexuality back from the dead. It is a life-giving part of being human, not a zombified float on the surface of the earth. Where is our desire for the depths? Where is our dignity and resolve? Have we forgotten what it means to be human? Yes....and so blah, blah, blah goes even our artistic endeavors: revelry in the mundane, death where there should be life. And yet, there is hope.

MJ