Speaking of Faith...

 

For youth today, Christians are a minority group. A good chunk of young people don't claim any formal religious faith at all. This presents a challenge...and a unique opportunity. How do you talk about your beliefs with friends who haven't really thought about what they believe before, and have no concept of church? Or worse, they only have heard the myths about Christianity and bad impressions of Christians from the media. SPEAKING OF FAITH will equip you to talk about what you believe...and why you believe it.
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Speaking of Faith: Can You Be Rational and Still Believe in Miracles?
September 30th, 2020
Many who deny the possibility of miracles often assume that the laws of nature can never be altered. So whenever a miracle is said to have occurred, it automatically gets placed into the "myth" category. An investigation simply isn't necessary. God or no God, everything has a natural explanation, and no amount of evidence can support the supernatural. Does this sound reasonable? On the contrary, i...
Speaking of Faith: Answering the Knock
September 21st, 2020
There they are! You spot them. White shirts. Black ties. Handsome young men. Sometimes they’re lovely young girls. They come in pairs. Walking down your street. Or riding bicycles on the sidewalk. Walking right up to your house! Then to your door. The doorbell rings. You open the door. And the first words out of their mouth are: “Hello, we’re from The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saint...
Speaking of Faith: The Backstory Behind Holy Cross Day
September 14th, 2020
This One, Jesus is true Man like you, born of the Virgin Mary, but also is true God, begotten of the Father before all eternity. This One suffered under Pontius Pilate (a real governor in Roman history).Then, this Jesus was crucified on an actual wooden cross--whether we have it or not-- and then He died and was buried. After three days, this Jesus who died on Good Friday, rose again. ...
Speaking of Faith: The Engagement Triangle
September 3rd, 2020
For decades, the "how to" of sharing the Gospel to friends and family (or even complete strangers) was something that ate at me. I was trained in evangelism (a fancy word for getting the evangel or Good News out to others) at one of our LCMS universities and since then I studied many approaches for witnessing or sharing the faith, but something was always bugging me....
Speaking of Faith: Come and See
August 24th, 2020
Though we may introduce our friends to Jesus, Jesus never needs to be introduced to our friends. He sees them and knows them through and through long before we even thought of asking them to come meet Him. He's waiting for them....