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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Dr. Nick Pitts is the host of today’s Millennial Roundtable. He is joined by Kerby Anderson and First Liberty’s Chelsey Youman. Nick’s guest today is Jonathan Merritt. He has a new book, “Learning to Speak God from Scratch.”

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

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Nick Pitts
Dr. Nick Pitts
Executive Director of the Institute for Global Engagement - DBU

J. Nick Pitts serves as the Executive Director of the Institute for Global Engagement at Dallas Baptist University. Previous to this he held the position of Director for Cultural Engagement at Denison Forum on Truth and Culture. He came to the Denison Forum in 2014. He contributed to the Forum in the areas of geopolitics and popular culture, as well…

Kerby Anderson
Host - Point of View Radio
Kerby Anderson has more than 30 years of experience in ministry and currently serves as the President of Probe Ministries as well as Host of Point of View Radio Talk Show.

He graduated from Oregon State University and holds masters degrees from Yale University (science) and Georgetown University (government). He is the author of thirteen books including Signs of Warning Signs of Hope, Moral Dilemmas, Christian Ethics in Plain Language, A Biblical Point of View on Islam, A Biblical Point of View on Homosexuality, A Biblical Point of View on Intelligent Design, A Biblical Point of View on Spiritual Warfare, and Making The Most of Your Money in Tough Times. He is also the editor of many books including: Marriage, Family, & Sexuality and Technology, Spirituality, & Social Trends.

Kerby also serves as a visiting professor at Dallas Theological Seminary, Philadelphia Biblical University, and Temple Baptist Seminary. He has spoken on dozens of university campuses including University of Michigan, Vanderbilt University, Princeton University, Johns Hopkins University, University of Colorado and University of Texas.
Chelsey Youman
Chelsey Youman
Counsel - First Liberty Institute
Chelsey Youman, Esq., is Counsel for First Liberty Institute, concentrating on religious liberty matters and First Amendment rights.

She joined First Liberty Institute after working for a law firm in private practice, where she successfully litigated corporate fraud matters, complex commercial litigation, and consumer rights issues in both federal and state jurisdictions.

Youman received her Juris Doctor from Southern Methodist University, where she was a Dean’s Scholarship Recipient. She was also a member of the Board of Advocates, where she successfully argued in off-campus mock trial competitions, and was a member of the Aggie Law Society and SMU Christian Legal Society. During law school, she clerked for the Consumer Protection Division in the Office of the Attorney General of Texas and Liberty Institute.
Jonathan Merritt Show Page
Jonathan Merritt
Commentator, Speaker, & Writer
Jonathan is an award-winning faith and culture writer who has published over 3500 articles in outlets such as USA Today, The Washington Post, Buzzfeed and Christianity Today. He is a contributing writer for The Atlantic and senior columnist for Religion News Service. His articles are viewed more than 2.5 million times each year. Jonathan has been interviewed by CNN, ABC World News, NPR, MSNBC, Fox News, and The New York Times and is author of several books including Learning to Speak God from Scratch. The critically acclaimed Jesus is Better Than You Imagined. He was recently named one of 30 young leaders reshaping Christian leadership by Outreach magazine.

Known for his ability to tackle difficult issues through both the written and spoken word, Jonathan has become a sought after speaker by universities, seminaries, churches and conferences on cultural and religious issues. He holds a M.Div ThM from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (Wake Forest, NC) and a Master of Theology from Emory University Candler School of Theology (Atlanta, GA). He resides in Brooklyn, NY.
Learning to Speak God from Scratch
As America rapidly becomes a pluralistic, postmodern society, many of us struggle to talk about faith. We can no longer assume our friends understand words such as grace or gospel. Others, like lost and sin, have become so negative they are nearly conversation-enders.

Jonathan Merritt knows this frustration well. After Jonathan moved from the Bible Belt to New York City, he discovered that whenever conversations turned to spirituality, the words he'd used for decades didn't connect with listeners anymore. In a search for answers and understanding, Jonathan uncovered a spiritual crisis affecting tens of millions.

In this groundbreaking book, one of America's premier religion writers revives ancient expressions through cultural commentary, vulnerable personal narratives, and surprising biblical insights. Both provocative and liberating, Learning to Speak God from Scratch will breathe new life into your spiritual conversations and lure you into the embrace of the God who inhabits them.
Nick Daily Briefing
Daily Briefing
The Daily Briefing is a newsletter sent straight to your inbox every morning that provides biblical insight on today's news. This five-minute read gives an overview of the news driving the day and provides Nick Notes. These Notes offer biblical insight of the highlighted article. In essence, each note tries to answer this question: how should we think about this from a biblical perspective?
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