Brad Alles

Brad Alles is an Assistant Professor of Education at Concordia University Wisconsin. He graduated from Concordia University Nebraska with a Bachelor’s degree in education, and received his Master’s degree in Christian education from Concordia University Chicago.

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Witnessing and worldviews

Many of the concepts encircling the globe today are opposed to God’s Word. Worldviews give birth to ideas, and the world revolves around these concepts, such as macro-evolution, jihad, infanticide, or the new tolerance. Obviously, these ideas have consequences. From a Christian worldview, sinful people produce bad ideas leading to negative consequences. This explains the [&hellip

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Test everything

Unfortunately, many today confess Jesus as Savior yet don’t even realize how other worldviews have affected their own thinking. Whether it is Post-Modernism or Secular Humanism or whatever “ism” you want to name, Christians using other worldviews will be unconsciously shaped by their assumptions. Just like wearing someone else’s glasses affects your vision, so using [&hellip

North/South Wisconsin District Teachers Conference

Teaching the Faith handouts: Big Questions, Biblical Answers-Edited Outline Teaching the Faith–Elementary & Middle School

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The total Truth of Christianity

In the last blog I mentioned Nancy Pearcey calling Christianity ‘Total Truth.” This total truth, a Christian worldview, is a biblically informed perspective on the world. Christianity starts with the presupposition that God exists due to the order in the universe and the moral order in the world. God reveals Himself generally through nature and [&hellip

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Evangelism in this Post-Modern age (Part 5)

The best witnessing comes when you allow a person to examine their worldview’s starting assumption, then look at their philosophy of what’s real, and their ethics on how to live, and then ask them to check their worldview with the real world around them. Do they believe that there’s no God? How do they know [&hellip

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Evangelism in this Post-Modern age (Part 4)

Beliefs can be useful yet false; for instance, take the belief in Santa Claus. Telling children to be good so Santa will bring presents on Christmas has a certain usefulness to it, but there is no one actually coming down the chimney. Another example of a false belief that can be useful is the political spin [&hellip

CID/SID Teacher Conference

Understanding Our Post-Christian Culture (1 Hour) ABCs of Defending Your Faith

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Evangelism in this Post-Modern age (Part 3)

According to Post-Modern thinking, there is no Truth, just beliefs that are products of human subjectivity. You don’t test whether something is objectively true; you see if it works or has beneficial effects in the lives of people who believe it. For example, does it make them happy or give them meaning? That’s what makes [&hellip

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Evangelism in this Post-Modern age (Part 2)

We need to remember that all worldviews begin with assumptions. Nancy Pearcey states it like this: others “promote their own views as unbiased and rational, suitable for the public square, while denouncing religious views as biased or prejudiced. This tactic has often cowed Christians into being defensive about our faith…The mistake lies in thinking there [&hellip

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Evangelism in this Post-Modern age (Part 1)

What makes witnessing so difficult in today’s Post-Modern age is the fact that religion is respected but irrelevant. It’s just your own personal belief; it’s not anything that we can use in the public arena, since there are no universal truths for all people. Regarding issues like abortion, embryonic stem cells, and homosexuality, the lower [&hellip

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