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Episode 532: How Would Jesus Fight the Culture War? with Mike Erre

Research finds many Americans are opposed to the gospel because they view Christians as hypocrites, but a new $100 million ad campaign hopes to reintroduce Jesus to the country. But does Jesus really have a PR problem, or does the church have a discipleship problem?

Then, culture war issues are fracturing evangelical colleges into 5 distinct groups. What does it mean for the future of the church? Phil talks to pastor and podcaster Mike Erre about how to think biblically about the culture wars. Does the New Testament call the church to have power over the culture, how did Jesus influence others, and what about the presence of real evil in the world? Mike shares his 3 principles for Christians and the culture war. Plus, the Dutch are giving guns to robots. What could possibly go wrong?

Patreon Bonus: Getting Schooled by Kaitlyn Schiess: Halloween History 101 -

News Segment 0:00 - Intro 1:52 - Robots with guns 8:22 - Ad campaign for Jesus 27:56 - Evangelical colleges and culture war issues50:04 - Sponsor: Biola University’s Talbot School of Theology Visit for more information and to apply today.

Interview with Mike Erre Voxology podcast:

51:20 - Guest intro 55:22 - Culture warring intro 56:53 - The role of the church in the world 1:09:36 - Providing a counter narrative 1:26:00 - Culture warring vs. the way of Jesus in culture

1:28:06 - Credits

Links from news segment:“The Netherlands Has Deployed NATO’s First Killer Robot Ground Vehicles” (Vice) -

Oakland Cops Hope to Arm Robots with Lethal Shotguns” (The Intercept) -

A $100 million ad campaign wants to fix Jesus’ image. His followers remain a problem.” (Religion News Service) -

“The Five Emerging Factions in Evangelical Higher Education” (Patheos) -

Crazy: 10 years of podcasts, 1 song (by Phil Vischer) -

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