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February 02, 2021

The Problem of Jesus

Mark Clark, Pastor of Village Church in Vancouver and author of the new book, The Problem With Jesus: Answering A Skeptic’s Challenges to the Scandal of Jesus, joins us to challenge skeptics and Jesus’ followers—There is not a toe Mark won’t step on. :)  So, first Mark shares his journey from atheism to following Jesus as a teenager.  Then Mark shares how his book is for the skeptic, but also to challenge the Jesus follower. Next, we talk about reasons we can trust what the bible says about Jesus.  Then Mark frames discipleship as being de-programmed from the world’s system and then reprogramed in the ways of Jesus.  Next, we wrestle with these words of Jesus: “If anyone would follow me, you must deny yourself, take up your cross and follow me.”  Then, we talk about what keeps people from following Jesus.  Next, we talk about why Christians want to create an imaginary Jesus.  Then, we talk about why we’ll never become like Jesus if our *main focus* is on becoming like Jesus.  Next Jesus always offends religious people.  Then, if salvation is a free gift, why do we keep trying to earn it?  Finally, the big difference between the American Jesus and the real Jesus.  Please share!


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Perry LaHaie

Perry LaHaie is a radio host, singer, and songwriter with a passion to see the Great Commission completed in our generation. He was born and raised in northern Michigan, earned a degree in communications, and later a graduate degree in cross-cultural communications. Music and ministry have taken him all over the world. He served at Family Life Radio before serving with Frontiers, a worldwide ministry to Muslims. Perry and his wife, Teresa, have two children, Kali and Taylor.


Shawna Beyer

Shawna Beyer has been a business owner, homeschool mom, church planter, project lead for a management consulting company, and church staff member. Born and raised in Southern California, she has been married for 25 years and is the mom of four. Shawna loves to help others discover a personal relationship with God that shapes how they think, feel, and live for Jesus daily. She loves being surrounded by her family and a good cup of coffee.

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Perry and Shawna Mornings helps start your day with spiritual encouragement, conversations on topics relevant to you, and Christ-centered music.