Does God’s Silence Mean You’ve Sinned? Apologist Jeremiah Johnston Answers
A New Article from Kevin C. Porter featuring myself published by The Christian Post
A Christian worshipper holds a candle as she takes part in the Christian Orthodox Holy Fire ceremony at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem’s Old City, April 30, 2016.
For many Christians the purpose of prayer is to commune with God and to seek answers. Some answers come right away, others with time. But when God shows prolonged silence, when there seems to be no answer from Him at all, is it a sign of His chastisement? Has the believer done something wrong?
In his new book Unanswered, a volume six years in the making that intends to shed light on hot-button topics within today’s Church, apologist and New Testament scholar Jeremiah Johnston gets candid about he and his wife’s personal test in trusting God through His silence.
Unanswered is a finalist in the Christian Retailing Best Awards under the Church and Culture Category.
I Will, Thom Rainer (B&H Publishing Group)The Politically Incorrect Jesus: Living Boldly in a Culture of Unbelief, Joe Battaglia (Broadstreet Publishing)Unanswered, Jeremiah J. Johnston (Whitaker House)World Religions and Cults: Counterfeits of Christianity, Vol. 1, Bodie Hodge and Roger Patterson (New Leaf Publishing Group)
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Introduced in 2001, the awards sponsored by Christian Retailing have been acknowledged as an important way of recognizing some of the most significant, life-changing products in the Christian retail industry.
The winners of the Christian Retailing’s Best awards will be announced at the International Christian Retail Show in Cincinnati, Ohio in late June.
The Resurrection of Jesus
Kerby Anderson and I talked about the bodily resurrection of Jesus on The Point of View Radio Talk Show.
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UNANSWERED:Lasting Truth For Trending Questions
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SUGARLAND Family Church hosts the UnAnswered Tour with Jeremiah J. Johnston, Ph.D.
April 3, 2016, Dr. Jeremiah J. Johnston will be speaking from his book Unanswered during both 9am and 11am services.
Service times and location is on the church’s website: https://slfc.co
Sanctuary Fellowship Church hosts the UnAnswered Tour with Jeremiah J. Johnston, Ph.D.
Sunday, March 20 (Palm Sunday). At 8:45 a.m., he will direct a round-table discussion about how 21st century Christians can best interact with Muslims. At 10:15 a.m., he will talk to us about reliable truths about the resurrection of Jesus that Christians can place their faith in. Bring a friend who has questions, make sure you’re with us, and be prepared to have your mind challenged and your faith enlarged!
Service times and location is on the church’s website:
Caller: “My child committed suicide today” …
When I speak on effective engagement principles I usually begin with a Harvard Business Review article, “If you want people to listen, stop talking!” Listening is the key ingredient of an effective faith conversation. Listening requires time, and we usually don’t “have time” to stop for a question. It is amazing how our words, when we are not careful, get in the way of our conversation. Listening gives you the right to eventually be heard.
We have been in the midst of an epic Unanswered book tour featuring local church events and major media and I have been listening to hundreds of questions. The Unanswered tour is focused solely on answering your questions … and that is why it has gained so much traction.
Last Sunday night, I was honored to be interviewed on “Sunday Night Live” – KSBJ – Houston. There were so many callers they extended the interview from sixty to eighty minutes; however, I cannot stop thinking about the anonymous caller who asked for help because their family had experienced a suicide that very day. It reminded me, Jesus never flinched when someone asked him a question. Indeed, Jesus asked over 100 questions in the Gospels. All of us need to be more sensitive to the people and that means we need to become better listeners. – Jeremiah J. Johnston, Ph.D.
P.S. I am thankful for our many supporters and friends committed to pray for Christian Thinkers Society. Unanswered: Lasting Truth for Trending Questions was featured in an article last week in Publisher’s Weekly.
Jeremiah’s Upcoming Media Appearances
Upcoming Media Events: March 1, 2016 “Life Line with Craig Roberts” on KFAX-FM at 7:15pm CT. Listen Live! March 3, 2016 Chris Fabry Live! On Moody Radio Network 2pm CT. Listen Live! March 4, 2016 Jeremiah Dunlap with the Relevant Podcast/RELEVANT Magazine will interview Dr. Jeremiah. March 14, 2016 Tommy Briggs & Jeff Howe YES-FM March 15, 2016 Michelle Vu from the Christian Post will interview Dr. Jeremiah. All of these events will be posted in upcoming CTS blogs at ChristianThinkers.com.
Jeremiah’s Most Recent Interviews (For a complete list of archived media interviews visit the CTS Blog): Feb 25: In the Market with Janet Parshall Feb 26: Bob Dutko WMUZ Nationally Syndicated Feb 28: Sunday Night Live! KSBJ. FoxNews “Why are so many Christians biblically illiterate?”
Filming with LifeWay Publishing
I was honored to be asked to film for LifeWay’s Discipleship [Thru] webcast Here is LifeWay’s description, courtesy of my friend, JR: Broadcasting May 3rd, which features insights from nationally recognized Pastors and Christian thought leaders. The webcast will better equip local church pastors and small group leaders for ministry by demonstrating how the Scriptures address the various life issues facing our community of believers.
A Word of Thanks to My Co-Pilot …
We are blessed at HBU to have amazing talent. Michael produces all of our CTS media interviews and is a constant encourager. I am thankful for him because his technical expertise has allowed us to expand our audience reach tremendously.
CTS Pre-show Video has 2K views on Facebook
CTS has uploaded the Bob Dutko Show from The Light WMUZ 103.5 FM with me talking about Unanswered: Lasting Truth For Trending Questions
Here is a video clip from the interview on the topic of biblical illiteracy:
My book Unanswered: Lasting Truth For Trending Questions has a whole chapter entitled “The Best Seller Nobody Reads” that touches on the subject of biblical illiteracy.
Christian Thinkers Society Media Events
Why are so many Christians biblically illiterate?
Jay Sekulow (is Chief Counsel for the American Center for Law and Liberty,)
Philip Nation (is Teaching Pastor of The Fellowship, Director of Content Development with @LifeWay, and Assistant Professor at Houston Baptist University.)
Jonnie Moore (founder of Kairos Company)
LaurenGreenMcAfee (Director of Community Engagement for Museum of the Bible)
Lee Strobel (Author of Case for Christ, Professor at Houston Baptist University and Teaching Pastor at Woodlands Church.)
Feb. 23 Bill Feltner on Pilgram Radio KNIS-FM
Feb. 25 In the Market with Janet Parshall on Moody Radio
Feb. 26 Bob Dutko WMUZ
Feb. 28 Sunday Night Live KSBJ-FM
Mar. 1. Life Line with Craig Roberts KFAX-FM
Mar. 3 Chris Fabry LIVE! Moody Radio
Mar. 14 Tommy Briggs & Jeff Howe YES-FM
Mar. 15 Michelle Vu interview for the Christian Post