JM05: What People Are Googling
If you are a fan of the intersection of culture and Christianity, you don't want to miss this article "Googling for God" in the NY Times.
In this podcast I look at what Google has revealed about people's searching habits on topics related to spirituality.
Google’s most recent statistics revealed people are searching less for directions to church, how to pray or how to find Bible verses are all on the decline in recent years.
However, searches asking questions like, “Why did God make me ugly?” “Why did God make me black?” or “Why does God allow so much suffering and evil?” or “Does God exist?” are on the rise all over North America.
I look at the need for apologetics online and using 1 Peter 3:15 as a guide, discuss the Biblical mandate for all believers to be able to articulate and defend the hope-claims of Christianity.
Moving forward, we need to be able to help people by answering these six questions:
- What is the evidence for God?
- How do Christianity and science work together?
- Why do Christians believe in miracles (like the resurrection of Jesus)? Do all religions lead to God? Bible (sexuality), why does God allow suffering and evil?
- Do all religions lead to God? Bible (sexuality), why does God allow suffering and evil?
- How can you believe the Bible (especially on matters of sexuality) hy does God allow suffering and evil?
- How could a good God allow so much suffering and evil?