This weekend at SVA I covered some key questions that we should be able to have a five-minute conversation about that is honest, grace-filled and respectful. I also recommended a handful of books to help you work through your responses. As I have had a large number of requests to repost what I covered, I am going to list those below.

Feel free to comment about other questions that you feel would be great to have a good and ready response to. This is a part of living out the conversational mission that Peter encourages us to employ:

But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.”  1 Peter 3:15

Be ready to respond with Gentleness and respect:

•Is there really a God?
•Why believe in miracles?
•Isn’t Christianity a psychological crutch?
•How reliable is the Bible?
•How can a loving God allow suffering?
•Is Jesus the only way to God?
•Will God judge those who never heard about Christ?
•If Christianity is true, why are there so many hypocrites?
•What about just being good, doing my best?
•Isn’t salvation by faith too simple?
•What does the Bible mean by “Believe?”
•Can you be certain of your salvation?

Helpful Books On My Bookshelf:

If you have a favorite book that has helped you comment below, I’d love to know about more great books!


  1. Hi Monty. Our company was really impressed with your message today. So were we. I listened to most of the book What’s So Great About Christianity by Dinesh D’Souza recently and it was fascinating.

    Keep up the good work. We really appreciate you.

    Mary Harrison

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