Apologetics 315 Podcast 030 – Apologetics for Parents with Mike D’Virgilio
Today’s Show Notes:
Episode 030 – Apologetics for Parents with Mike D’Virgilio
In this episode, Brian Auten and Chad Gross interview Mike D’Virgilio on the topic of apologetics for parents. He is author of the book The Persuasive Christian Parent: God’s Provision for Building an Enduring Faith in You and Your Children.
0:44 – Introduction to our Mike D’Virgilio and the topic of parenting with apologetics
4:25 – Mike’s background and how he got into apologetics
6:59 – What inspired Mike to write a book on apologetics and parenting
7:50 – J.P. Moreland’s endorsement, and the importance of using apologetics when raising your kids
11:43 – The plausibility of Christianity, and the threat of children falling away from the faith
16:06 – The importance of emphasising the truth
18:07 – Emphasising reality and the facts of life experience
20:47 – Embedding right expectations in our kids
23:06 – The outline of topics covered in the Persuasive Christian Parent book
25:23 – Plausibility structures, certainty, and epistemology
29:34 – Ways that we can approach bringing apologetics into our parenting
31:48 – Should we just let our children just find their own way, or are we brainwashing them?
33:30 – Loving the Lord with all our mind, AND training our kids
35:18 – Are there ways you would have raised your kids differently?
35:44 – Modelling and not being afraid to allow your kids to see you fail
37:06 – How to teach kids about controversial topics
43:05 – Where to find Mike’s book and resources:
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