Join our guest, an investigative journalist and former atheist, as he takes us on a quest to determine whether God exists. Combining previous material with the latest scientific and philosophical evidence, he will rationally explore proof, examining why there's so much suffering, why God seems hidden, whether scientific findings support belief, and why this fundamental question matters. Join us so you can better ‘contend’ for the faith.
This hour we hear about a legal victory for religious liberty. Learn how one judge ruled on a ban on the abortion pill reversal. Then, as we approach the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church, we will learn about resources our local church can utilize to lift of the cause of those “who have been led away in chains.” Get ready to lengthen your prayer list.
Atheist-turned-Christian Lee Strobel, the former award-winning legal editor of The Chicago Tribune, is a New York Times best-selling author of more than forty books and curricula that have sold fourteen million copies in total. He currently serves as Founding Director of the Lee Strobel Center for Evangelism and Applied Apologetics at Colorado Christian University. He was educated at the University of Missouri (Bachelor of Journalism degree) and Yale Law School (Master of Studies in Law degree). He was a journalist for fourteen years at The Chicago Tribune and other newspapers, winning Illinois’ highest honors for both investigative reporting and public service journalism from United Press International. In 2017, Lee’s spiritual journey was depicted in an award-winning motion picture, The Case for Christ, which showed in theaters around the world. The movie was on Netflix for three years. Lee won national awards for his books The Case for Christ, The Case for Faith, The Case for a Creator, and The Case for Grace. His latest books are The Case for Miracles and The Case for Heaven. He was selected as one of the thirty most influential Christian thinkers of the past two millennia in the 2019 book Faith Thinkers, written by Dr. Robert M. Bowman, Jr.
Colten Stanberry joined Becket as a Constitutional Law Fellow in 2022. His work at Becket focuses on appellate litigation. Colten is admitted only in Texas and Oregon, and is supervised by members of the D.C. Bar. Before coming to Becket, Colten served as a law clerk to the Honorable Allison Jones Rushing of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and the Honorable Lavenski Smith of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. He also worked as an associate at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. Colten earned his J.D. summa cum laude from the Pepperdine University Caruso School of Law, where he was the valedictorian of his class and elected to the Order of the Coif. While in law school, Colten served as the editor in chief of the Pepperdine Law Review, the vice president of the law school’s Federalist Society chapter, a judicial extern to the Honorable Alex Kozinski of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and a Blackstone Fellow. Colten received his B.A. in History cum laude from Baylor University.
Todd Nettleton is director of media development for The Voice of the Martyrs, working with the media to tell the stories of persecuted Christians to people in the United States. In his role with VOM, he has met with Christians who face persecution in many countries, including Sudan, China, Egypt, Turkey, Vietnam, Pakistan, Indonesia, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar (Burma) and Azerbaijan.