You are invited to a conversation. It's a conversation about faith and doubt, about belief and unbelief. Many people believe in God, but growing numbers of people do not. Rob is a priest. Mike is an atheist. They're friends but, needless to say, they have some lively conversations. The truth is whether you're a believer or not, we ALL have doubts, questions, and struggles about God. The season of Epiphany is a chance to examine questions like these. So whether you BELIEVE IT OR NOT, join the conversation.
Jan. 7: "RELIGION OR NOT?"
Church history is littered with oppression and violence. Is religion the problem or the solution?
Jan. 28: "SCIENCE OR NOT?"
We're smart people, and our knowledge of the world is increasing. Who needs God anymore?
Jan. 14: "BIBLE OR NOT?"
"...FOR THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO." Should we believe something just because its in the Bible?
Jan. 21: "JUSTICE OR NOT?"
How could a God of justice allow so much suffering in the world?
Feb. 4: "HONESTY OR NOT?"
If we're honest, maybe it's not that we "can't" believe, its that we don't "want" to believe.
Interviews, Music, Books and More
Anti-Christian Books Are Increasingly Influential
Books like Richard Dawkins’ The God Delusion, Christopher Hitchens’ God is Not Great, Sam Harris’ Letter To A Christian Nation, and Bart Ehrman’s Forged: Writing in the Name of God – Why the Bible’s Authors Are Not Who We Think They Are have influenced millions of readers and challenged the essential truth claims of the gospel accounts.
Intellectual Skepticism Is Growing
When young ex-Christians are asked about their reasons for leaving, the largest percentage identify intellectual skepticism or doubt as the culprit (Smith and Denton, Soul Searching: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers, 2005)
It’s Time for a Cold Case Approach to the Gospels
Hear what people are saying about COLD CASE CHRISTIANITY:
Craig J. Hazen
Founder and Director of the Christian Apologetics Program, Biola University, author of the novel Five Sacred Crossings
“‘Cold-Case Christianity‘ reads like the fast-paced detective drama it actually is. The book is chocked full of interesting evidence and arguments, and it is unique among the literature in exhibiting a legal-reasoning approach to the evidence for and against historic Christianity. I enthusiastically endorse this great book and thank J. Warner Wallace for his excellent work.”
Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Biola University and author of The God Question
“J. Warner Wallace ‘s Cold-Case Christianity offers a fascinating angle on the evidence for the resurrection of Jesus. While Wallace does have experience as a former atheist—a bonus feature—he brings his expertise as a cold case detective to bear on the forensic aspects of the events surrounding the first Easter. This book is a unique contribution to the growing literature on Jesus’ resurrection.”
Order your copy online, or get one in church on January 7th for $12.00.
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