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AA (Alive Apologetics) Interviews The Poached Egg Editor Greg West
Greg: I have the most wonderful wife in the world who is my full partner in my life and our ministry. We are blessed with a son who just turned nine. I met my wife at the church that we currently attend. She works full time while I work full time on The Poached Egg and double as a stay-at-home-dad. I was raised in the church and in a Christian home but as a young man doubt in Christianity being the ‘one true faith’ led me to becoming an agnostic for many years.
The problem of the human condition—how sinful man was began to make me realize that the things I was taught growing up about Christianity corresponded with what I knew of reality and I became more and more open to Christianity being true, but I resisted—I didn’t want it to be true because that would mean making some major lifestyle changes if I were to become a follower of Christ.
I soon realized that there was either no hope for salvation outside of Christ so I placed my faith in him once and for all. It wasn’t long after this that I began to study apologetics, first to ease my own doubts and then later to see if the truth claims of Christianity could really stand up to scrutiny.
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AA: Please tell us something about your ministry "The Poached Egg". Why this name and what is it about?
Greg: That’s a good question and I get it often. It’s a hat tip to one of my favorite quotes fro C.S.Lewis from his book Mere Christianity. Lewis said, “A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic -- on the level with the man who says he is a poached egg -- or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God: or else a madman or something worse.”
The focus of The Poached Egg is ‘Is Jesus who he really claimed to be; Are the truth claims of Christianity worth believing?” We try to cover those questions from as many different directions as possible—to help believers learn how to defend their faith and to give provide answers for seekers and respond to skepticism…
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