An Interview with Alisa Childers
by Pamela Williams
Meet Alisa Childers. In her heart, melody and words come together through the spoken Word of God and song. During the first WIA conference, attendees heard her share her gifts and experiences. I caught up with Alisa to gather insight on how she engages in apologetics and music, and learn about plans for the second WIA conference.
Q: Music and apologetics are a unique combination. How did you get involved in music and apologetics? And, how did these two areas come together for you?
A: Ever since I can remember, music has been a part of my life. My dad was an artist, and it was a natural fit for me to be involved in music too. But apologetics was a different story. Although I studied the Bible, I never really thought about apologetics. I embraced what I read and trusted the truths that God taught me through his word.
As an adult, my husband and I joined a local church and engaged in a small group study led by our Pastor who we had come to trust and respect. Within the exclusivity of this class, he revealed that he was an agnostic. He challenged the core principles of Christianity, and it really shook me. I never seriously considered objections to Christianity before. This was new and unfamiliar. I began to doubt everything I believed about God, even His very existence. With these dark moments in tow, my husband and I left this church, and I asked God to help me find answers to these challenging questions. I read, studied and gradually rebuilt my trust in God and his word, but this time I knew what I believed was true from an intellectual place, and not just a spiritual and emotional place.
Surprisingly, music and apologetics came together just within the past few years…
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