Brad Alles

Dr. Alles is an Assistant Professor of Education at Concordia University Wisconsin. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in education from Concordia University Nebraska, his Master’s degree in Christian education from Concordia University Chicago, and his Ed.D in Leadership, Innovation, and Continuous Improvement from Concordia University Wisconsin.

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Which Worldview “Map” is Correct? (Part 1)

To defend Christianity, we need to grasp people’s worldview.  A worldview is the truth claims that explain the world and reality.  It helps people make sense of the world, like a map, so they can navigate through life. First, all worldviews begin with assumptions—even if they claim not to.  The worldview “map” needs to begin [&hellip

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Persecution (Part 5)

As this series on persecution concludes, the reality of suffering for Jesus is simply part of the Christian life.  The Bible is filled with examples of it.  Through the suffering there are blessings, and people can witness to their faith in the midst of it.  But the greatest promise that Jesus gives in the face [&hellip

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Persecution (Part 4)

With a culture that becomes more intolerant of faith in the public square, Christians need to be ready for persecution.  Although relatively unfamiliar in the United States, suffering for the faith is common for believers.  However, with this suffering comes unexpected benefits.  Another one is the opportunity to share the love of Christ. Persecution can [&hellip

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Persecution (Part 3)

As we continue to examine persecution in the lives of Christians, a biblical perspective yields some seemingly contradictory insights.  One such insight is that persecution is a blessing. As counter-intuitive as that may sound, remember that Jesus said that suffering for the faith showed approval by God.  In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus stated [&hellip

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Persecution (Part 2)

If we look at the Bible, as well as the history of the Christian Church, we will see that persecution is a normal part of the Christian’s existence.  However, American Christians for the most part have not really experienced this aspect of following Christ. Due to the wisdom of the Founding Fathers and God’s guidance, [&hellip

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Persecution (Part 1)

This next series of blogs will focus on persecution.  As this Post-Christian culture continues, hostility toward the Church will grow.  This series will focus on the biblical truths of persecution.  For now, consider what religious leaders are saying. “Religious liberty is paramount. There’s a real, growing push to eliminate what to-date have been fairly unanimously [&hellip

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Preparing for a Post-Christian Culture (Part 11)

As this series on preparing for a post-Christian culture comes to a close, this final installment will lead to next series of blogs on persecution.  As Christians prepare spiritually for what lies ahead, the topic of persecution is a difficult but necessary reality to grasp. Peter says the following in 1 Peter 1:13: “Therefore, preparing [&hellip

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Preparing for a Post-Christian Culture (Part 10)

To address a culture that is increasing in hostility to the faith, it will help to show how historically the Christian faith has done may positive things to influence life for the better. The weight of evidence is clearly in the Church’s favor.  For examples of this, check out Alvin Schmidt’s How Christianity Changed the [&hellip

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Preparing for a Post-Christian Culture (Part 9)

As we continue to focus on the Post-Christian culture of our day, let’s turn our attention to the realm of the law.  As we noted earlier, when the religious make-up of the people changes, so do the laws.  Law follows culture.  Today it is imperative that we deal with legal issues—especially in defense of the [&hellip

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