Apologetics 315 Podcast 019 – YouTube Apologetics with Erik Manning

Today’s Show Notes:
Episode 019 – YouTube Apologetics with Erik Manning

In this episode, Brian Auten and Chad Gross interview Erik Manning, creator of the Testify YouTube Channel about doing apologetics on the internet, responding to critics, and using one’s talent to make an impact.

0:35 – Introduction to our guest, Erik Manning.
3:54 – How Erik got into apologetics and how his YouTube channel started.


8:38 – A personal anecdote about God speaking today.
11:10 – The process and inspiration for creating YouTube content.
16:22 – Most influential Christian thinkers on Erik’s work and study.
20:52 – The importance of interacting on YouTube and other online venues.
26:05 – Erik’s experience interacting with skeptics and detractors online.
27:50 – How to not take things personally.
29:37 – How someone can do apologetics ministry while still taking care of family commitments with five children.
32:02 – The biggest challenges to face when doing online ministry.
34:49 – The tools that Erik uses for making videos.
36:40 – How internet ministry makes an impact, and examples, testimonies.
41:42 – Words of advice for those thinking of making an impact online.

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Brian Auten is the founder emeritus of Apologetics315. He is also director of Reasonable Faith Belfast. Brian holds a Masters degree in Christian Apologetics and has interviewed over 150 Christian apologists. His background is in missions, media direction, graphic design, and administration. Brian started Apologetics315 in 2007 to be an apologetics hub to equip Christians to defend the faith.

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