KIRK DURSTON – WHAT IS THE EVIDENCE FOR GOD’S DESIGN IN NATURE?
One of the most important rules enforced by modern science is that a natural explanation must be given for everything, even if there is no natural explanation that actually works. As a result science has created a ‘natural’ story to explain life through evolution. As our scientific knowledge grows however, we are noticing two problems with this evolution story. First, there are some observations that appear to make large scale evolution impossible and second, there is growing evidence that points to an Intelligent Designer behind life.
In this session, Kirk will provide you with three pieces of good evidence that you can offer your friends which point to an intelligent Creator as the better scientific explanation for life.
DAN JOHNSON – HOW CAN I TALK TO MY MUSLIM FRIENDS ABOUT JESUS?
Your friends who grow up as Muslims in North America have a vastly different experience from those of us who grow up as Christians. In order to better share the gospel of Jesus Christ to our Muslim friends, Christians need to better understand who they are, how they experience their faith, what objections/questions they have about the Bible/Christianity, and what ramifications they potentially face for even engaging in conversation with a Christian, let alone converting to Christianity.
In this session, Dan will give you a step-by-step plan to having sustainable and engaging relationships with Muslim friends as you impart the gospel of Jesus Christ to their mind and heart.
SCOTT STEIN – HOW CAN I RESPOND WELL TO BIBLE OBJECTIONS?
Christians hold the Bible to be the very Word of God, supplying His truth for all faith and practice. As we try to stand for the Bible however, many times we face criticism from people who accuse the Bible of teaching hatred and accuse God’s laws as being cruel and unjust. Dealing with objections to these difficult Bible passages may leave us feeling embarrassed, and pose an obstacle to faith for non-believers? In this session Scott will help you see how some of those difficult Bible passages fit into the unified gospel message of God’s love, and discuss some practical approaches for giving thoughtful responses to critics in order to help them overcome this barrier to belief.