About the Book
Many sincere Christians are misreading culture, and as a result, they are having difficulty with their faith. So, what is going on?
It is said that comedy reflects the current culture, and many people now look to comedians not just to make fun of the world but to make sense of it. Joe Rogan, the host of the world’s #1 podcast, is one of the most influential comedians and media personalities. With over 11 million listeners per episode, Rogan’s audience is four times larger than all the top prime-time cable TV hosts combined.
This book was inspired by a podcast episode in which Joe Rogan shared his views on Christianity. To date, not a single guest on Rogan’s show has responded adequately to his misconceptions about the Christian faith. Thus, the other side of the story has not been presented to his millions of listeners.
In “My Imaginary Conversation with Joe Rogan About Christianity, the Supernatural, and Little Green Men: A Survival Guide for Living in a Post-Christian Culture,” Kevin Cortez gives a compelling response to Rogan’s mistaken opinions. As you read, you will discover how to respond to those who malign your beliefs amicably.
The author takes complex theological concepts and presents them in a way that is easy to understand and apply to everyday life. He draws on a wide range of historical, philosophical, and scientific sources to build his case, and his analysis is rigorous and well-supported. He addresses many of the common criticisms of Christianity, such as its role in unfair atrocities and its perceived irrelevance in the face of modern science. He offers insightful responses that challenge readers to rethink their assumptions.
The book is divided into fourteen chapters and five “Survival Guides,” each addressing a different aspect of Christianity’s most commonly misunderstood concepts. It navigates a range of topics, including morality, science, philosophy, and history, to demonstrate Christianity’s enduring relevance and importance in our contemporary world. Each chapter includes simple questions encouraging readers to reflect on their own beliefs and attitudes toward God.
In addition to using scripture to support his claims, Cortez uses his forty years of personal experiences and encounters within the Christian subculture to illustrate his points. Perhaps most notably, he is unafraid to tackle controversial issues, such as the miraculous, New Atheism, psychedelics, UFOs/aliens, The Big Bang Theory, speaking in tongues, the “born gay” question, the prosperity gospel, and demonology. His thought-provoking perspective is refreshingly nuanced and balanced.
Whether you are a lifelong Christian or just beginning to explore faith, this book will deepen your understanding of God and give you a wealth of biblical references and theological concepts to build a God-centered life that can withstand the challenges of living in this post-Christian culture.
Kevin Cortez is an accomplished entrepreneur, speaker, and author. He has been featured in Voyage Dallas Magazine as one of “Dallas’s most inspiring entrepreneurs!” Kevin brings a level of business acumen to entrepreneurship that is rare in the emerging media landscape.
Prior to starting his interactive marketing agency in Texas, Kevin had a twenty-year track record of success in ministry and business, including running his family’s wholesale distribution company in California for fifteen years.
During this season in California, Kevin was also the lead pastor of a non-denominational church for eleven years. While pastoring, Cortez wrote two Christian books that were distributed in over 30 countries.
Before this, Cortez was a “key” administrator for the second-largest media ministry in the world (at that time). This gave him insight into the good, the bad, the ugly, the unmentionable, and the insane that goes along with prominent Christian ministry.
Cortez is positioned to speak on this subject with some very unique “credibility” as it relates to the views of Joe Rogan and his millions of followers. Like Rogan, Cortez competed in Karate tournaments when he was young and later fell in love with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Rogan’s Jiu-Jitsu instructor is the younger brother of Cortez’s instructor).
International minister and best-selling author
I have known Kevin Cortez since 1983 when we served together on the same ministry staff for over four years.
We have been friends since. What God reveals to him he lives with all his heart, soul, body and strength.
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This book, My Imaginary Conversation with Joe Rogan About Christianity, the Supernatural, and Little Green Men: A Survival Guide for Living in a Post-Christian Culture, is for anyone interested in exploring the relevance and importance of Christianity in the modern world.