My name is Steve Wimmer, I’ve spent the past 9 years working for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at the University of Central Florida and Rollins College in Orlando. During that time I received a Master’s degree from Biola University in Christian Apologetics.
“What do I say to that” is my attempt to bridge the gap between stuffy “for super philosophical people only” apologetics and the actual conversations that most of us have every day. My first idea was to cover single topics in a weekly podcast that was part content and part practical example. I did not anticipate how hard it would be for me to write, record, edit and post these podcasts on a regular basis. They still exist on the blog in the archives, so feel free to check them out. (a warning: I was learning as I went so I can’t guarantee the quality, but I’m not ashamed of them either)
This time around I’m making life easier by trying to post articles of varying length but not do the technological wizardry associated with podcasting. Expect posts on how to start conversations, why we ought to be sharing the faith, what to say when you’re stumped and what topics people most want to discuss.
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Read this about why I share my faith before you call me a jerk.
The easiest way to feel more comfortable in spiritual conversation (series)
I grew up outside of the world of evangelical Christianity until the age of 13 when my parents decided our family would start going to church. From that time until the middle of my college experience at Tulane University I oscillated between trying to follow Jesus and trying to do life my way. I really met the Lord during a summer missions project in inner-city Orlando (where I currently reside!). I returned to Tulane more engaged and upon graduating came to work for InterVarsity.
After 6 months in Orlando I met my future wife Jenna, who is pretty awesome. We have been married for 6 years and have a wonderful daughter named Sola. During my time working with college students at UCF I developed a desire to be more effective in my communications with non-christians. There were a lot of questions I didn’t know how to answer and I had no idea how to address some of their objections. This lead me to Biola University’s apologetics program. There I studied under Craig Hazen, Gary Habermas, Clay Jones, Scott Smith and Greg Koukl among others.
Now I’m excited to enter into conversations with folks who don’t believe; not because I think I can “win” but because I’m equipped to respond to their hard questions. As I continue to serve students college student, now at Rollins I want to use my skills and expertise to help encourage anyone who needs it to initiate spiritual dialogue.