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: Why Be Lutheran?
February 19th, 2021
Jesus alone saves me--no “buts” about it. He saves me by grace alone without any works or merit on my part. What He did on the cross is received by faith alone--not by works--so I can’t mess it up. I didn’t have to give my heart to Jesus. I didn’t have to be rebaptized or speak in tongues. I didn’t have to make Him the Lord of my life. He did it all for me! He kept the Law in my place and then die...
Speaking of Faith: The Liturgy Is Tried and True Evangelism
February 3rd, 2021
To an outsider looking in, the historic liturgy of the Church might seem like something out of the Dark Ages, particularly in a culture that tries to make everything “relevant” or “relatable”. Liturgy, simply put, is a pattern of worship. Lutherans understand liturgy as God serving His people by the proclamation of the Gospel and administration of the Means of Grace, and in response we get to offe...
Speaking of Faith: Is Faith Reasonable?
November 30th, 2020
Skeptics like Dr. Dawkins argue that there is no convincing evidence for God. But what would constitute “convincing evidence?” How can an infinite, transcendent Being who is beyond the confines of time and space show His existence to us finite creatures who are bound by time and space? The only way would be for God to occupy time and space, which He did. “The Word became Flesh and dwelt among us” ...
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...