Unfortunately, the microphone system was not working properly for this final Spring L.I.F.E. class. We do not have audio for you to review what was discussed. Our apologies!
The fifth class continues with the "Questions" portion of the "Answers & Questions: Apologetics" series, which looks at clues from the logic and reason that support scripture.
The fourth class moves us into the "Questions" portion of the "Answers & Questions: Apologetics" series, which looks at clues from the natural world that support scripture.
The third class in our Spring LIFE series, "Answers & Questions: Apologetics," tackles a topic that believers and non-believers alike have struggled with since the Garden of Eden: Why is there so much suffering?
Class number two of the "Answers & Questions" series takes look at how the Church responds to the question of there being just one way to salvation.
Jim Gates leads a class looking at the historical and factual validity of scripture and why it matters.
1. Be able to articulate biblical, Christ-centered answers to the great spiritual objections most common in our world.
2. Learn to make a positive case for Christianity from a logical, biblical perspective that can resonate with someone outside the faith.
April 11 – Answers: Is the Bible reliable?
April 18 – Answers: How can there be just one way?
April 25 – Answers: Why is there so much suffering?
May 2 – Questions: Clues from the Natural World
May 9 – Questions: Clues from Logic and Reason
May 16 – Questions: Clues from the Jesus Story
There are so many excellent books on apologetics. I particularly recommend the following:
- The Reason for Faith by Tim Keller. This is an excellent summary of both responses to specific questions about faith, and a logical framework to explain Christianity.
- The New Testament Documents: Are They Reliable? by F.F. Bruce. First published in 1943, this short book is now in its sixth edition. It remains a seminal work and is a must-read for anyone interested in the subject.
- The New Evidence that Demands a Verdict by Josh McDowell. This encyclopedic text is intended as a reference book for questions about apologetics.
- The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel. This classic text is a good primer on apologetics.
- Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis. Lewis articulates an argument for the existence of God and the truth of Christianity as only he can.