CNLP 151: Mark Clark on Apologetics for Post-Christian, Post-Modern Young Adults: Sex, Hell, Science and So Much More

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Mark Clark pastors one of Canada’s largest and fastest growing churches.

Attracting thousands of young adults, Mark has a unique approach to apologetics and preaching that’s connecting with a post-Christian, post-modern generation.

Welcome to Episode 151 of the podcast.

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3 Insights from This Episode

1. History and Truth Still matter in a Post Modern World

Are your messages suggesting biblical truths or proclaiming them?  Every message can be a call to the churched and to nonbelievers because the gospel is for both groups.  There’s a way – without tiptoeing around God’s word – to speak boldly into the culture using a prophetic voice of love and grace.

Mark Clark consistently asks and answers questions flooding the minds of the unchurched.  He refuses to take away from theological integrity every single Sunday and his church has baptized over 1,100 people in 7 years because of it.

2. Sex…yep, it’s an apologetics issue, too

Ask random people on the street for reasons why they don’t want in on the Christian faith and over and over again you’ll hear something about sex.  Even many believers don’t want to be Christians because of what they think the Bible says about sex.

No one in the universe is more pro-sex than God, but we live in a culture that does not hear that message from His people.

In his new book The Problem of God, Mark Clark focuses a full chapter on the theology of sex that challenges non-believers with secular facts while equipping the church with a way to change the conversation through biblical truths.

3. Start with the team you have, not the team you wish you had
There’s no need to be a lone ranger when you’re ready to step up and answer a calling. Instead of wishing you could find a dream team, build one!  Start by looking at who is within your reach. Has God placed key people right in front of you – loaded with talent and serving with passion?  Do they support and believe in you?  They may be the key leaders God’s positioned to carry the vision places you could never take it on your own.

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Carey Nieuwhof is a best-selling leadership author, speaker, podcaster, former attorney, and church planter. He hosts one of today’s most influential leadership podcasts, and his online content is accessed by leaders over 1.5 million times a month. He speaks to leaders around the world about leadership, change, and personal growth.