What can we learn from conflicting ideologies like New Atheism and others that can help us be more effective in ministry? In this week's conversation on FrontStage BackStage, host Jason Daye is joined by Dr. Alister McGrath. Alister is a respected professor and the director of the Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion at Oxford University. He is a prolific writer, and his latest book is entitled Coming To Faith Through Dawkins. Together, Alister and Jason discuss the importance of looking for opportunities in cultural belief systems that allow us to point people to Jesus. Alister also shares a rising ideology that we need to be aware of and also how we can minister to people who are wrestling with it.
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Some key takeaways from this conversation:
Alister McGrath on the reality that biblical truth is not just about factual accuracy but about finding God: "The biblical idea of truth… is really about the quest for something we can trust, Someone we can trust."
Alister McGrath on the Gospels' enduring ability to provide guidance, inspiration, and meaning to people: "The gospel is still able to speak powerfully and meaningfully into people's lives."
Alister McGrath on people seeking something that will bring about personal growth, deep satisfaction, and motivation in their lives: "In the end, people are really looking for something that's going to change them as people, to give them deep satisfaction, and to keep them going."
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