3 Tips For Being A Better Tent Making Christian

by Drew Covert

I started Tent Making Christianity with a specific purpose in mind.  My goal was to help average, everyday Christians to better understand and defend their Christian convictions.  Many of you are like me in this respect.  You want to be a better ambassador for Christ.  I am always looking for ways to help people be better Tent Making Christians.

As I’ve said before, I audit several classes at Biola on a regular basis. One of these classes provided the inspiration for Tent Making Christianity.  I’d like to share with you how this class began, and what I was able to take away from the experience.


At the beginning of the class, everyone was asked to introduce themselves, explain where they were currently serving as a Christian Case Maker, and give a brief explanation of why they were taking the course. There were several people in the 35-member class that had traveled a good distance to be there.  We had attendees from New York, New Zeeland and Norway. Almost everyone there was in Biola’s Master’s Degree program for apologetics.

As people began listing their academic and spiritual accomplishments, I began to get a little uneasy.  I have never found my journey to faith particularly interesting to listen to, and I was clearly the least educated person in the room. What was I going to say when they came to me?

When the time came, I told my conversion story about coming to faith in Christ after attending an Alpha apologetics course at our former Church in Arizona.  As it turned out, the young man from Norway was familiar with Alpha, and the man from New Zeeland had actually come to Christ during an Alpha course as well.  During this encounter, I learned 3 lessons for being a better tent making Christian…

3 Tips For Being A Better Tent Making Christian