The Pulse Podcast is about living abundantly wholeheartedly.
It includes feature topics, interviews, and weekly biblical studies.
This episode is an interview with Alisa Childers about her book “Another Gospel? – A Lifelong Christian Seeks Truth in Response to Progressive Christianity.”
The word “gospel” is from the Bible and means good news. It’s the big, game-changing good news of what God has done for us in Christ.
And there’s only one gospel.
That’s why my interest was piqued when I saw a book recommendation by Lee Strobel: “Another Gospel? A Lifelong Christian Seeks Truth in Response to Progressive Christianity.”
It may go by different names, and it may be difficult to define, but “progressive” Christianity is a movement which seeks to redefine or radically reinterpret historic, biblical truths that flow from the heart of the loving God.
In this interview, I speak with Alisa about her own crisis of faith, her motivation to study “progressive” Christianity, and her work to educate others about it while highlighting the historic, biblical good news about Jesus at the same time.
Alisa is a wife, a mom, an author, a blogger, and a speaker. She was a member of the award-winning CCM recording group ZOEgirl. She is a popular speaker at apologetics and Christian worldview conferences, and has been published at The Gospel Coalition, Crosswalk, The Stream, For Every Mom, Decision magazine, and The Christian Post. Her latest book, Another Gospel: A Lifelong Christian Seeks Truth in Response to Progressive Christianity has become a best-seller. [You can connect with Alisa’s various platforms in the links below.]
We talk about:
- Her crisis of faith
- Her motivation to study “progressive” Christianity
- Trying to define it and how it’s “gospel” differs from the historic, biblical message of God’s good news
- Why Jesus + anything = a false gospel
- If there are any positive elements which have come from this movement
- What makes progressive Christianity appealing to some people
- How people selectively apply the idea that ‘truth is relative’
- Things that make Christianity “weird” (and the resultant pressure we face to blend in with the culture around us)
- One of Alisa’s current devotional practices which she finds fortifying
Notes and Links:
- AlisaChilders.com (where you can also order her book)
- Alisa’s Podcast
- Alisa’s YouTube channel
- Alisa on Instagram
- Alisa on Facebook
- The Valley of Vision devotional