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Starting Conversations with Questions

Starting Conversations with Questions

This video by Greg Koukl offers some guidance for starting important conversations. He proposes that we ask people variations of the question “What do you mean by that?” to gather information about those we are communicating with. These questions, Greg says, will help us understand the views of the other person, thus enabling us to more effectively gear the rest of the conversation in the right direction. As daunting as starting conversations about religion may… Read More →Starting Conversations with Questions

“You will die. I will not.”

[Spoiler Alert: This article discusses major plot points from the films Prometheus and Alien: Covenant] What does it mean to be human? There seems to be no better avenue for exploring this question than through the realm of science fiction. Something about artificial intelligence causes us to question who we are. Countless books and movies have explored this theme. One film director who frequently broaches this topic is Ridley Scott. One of Scott’s most famous… Read More →“You will die. I will not.”

Video: Why should we pray?

Why Should We Pray?

Why should we pray? “[We pray] because he wants us to interact with him in a meaningful way because he loves us.” — Michael Sherrard, Author, Relational Apologetics In this video, Michael Sherrard discusses how prayer is meant to be an avenue for relationship with our true Father, the Creator of all things. This video is part of a series titled “Answers to Your Questions”. These videos answer the questions that you’re asking, address the difficulties… Read More →Video: Why should we pray?

Couldn’t God Forgive Everyone?

Couldn't God Forgive Everyone?

In this short post, Dr. William Lane Craig of Reasonable Faith answers a tough question about God: why doesn’t he just forgive everyone? If we are all sinners, and he went to the trouble to come to earth to pay the price for our sins, why wouldn’t he just forgive all the sinners (everyone) and let them all into Heaven? Dr. Craig responds by saying that Christ’s forgiveness must be accepted for it to take… Read More →Couldn’t God Forgive Everyone?

Caretakers or Pioneers?

Christopher Nolan is no small name in Hollywood. Known for blockbuster hits like The Dark Knight Trilogy, Inception, and Dunkirk, the director never fails to deliver thought-provoking, intense movies. Given this record, many were disappointed by his 2014 space adventure, Interstellar. The time-bending story received mixed reviews from fans and critics. However, the film raises interesting questions about human ingenuity, love, the environment, and social progress. In the film, the earth is in the midst… Read More →Caretakers or Pioneers?

Video: Does the reality of evil disprove the existence of God?

God and Evil

Does the reality of evil disprove the existence of God? “The fact that something truly evil did occur can really only be understood if first God exists and provides us with a standard of righteousness.” — J. Warner Wallace, Detective & Author, Cold Case Christianity and Forensic Faith In this video, Detective J. Warner Wallace explains how a transcendent standard of righteousness is required to judge between good and evil, thus supporting the existence of God.… Read More →Video: Does the reality of evil disprove the existence of God?

When You Love Someone . . . and when You Don’t

According to one source, every 13 seconds someone in the United States files for divorce.1 Though the divorce rate has been declining for years, about 50% of children will still see their parents getting divorced in their lifetime.2 These statistics are devastating and should be cause for lament. Of course, the effect on the man and woman is terrible, but children also experience great pain, confusion, and heartache when their parents separate. While giving music… Read More →When You Love Someone . . . and when You Don’t

Are All Religious Roads Created Equal?

Are All Religious Roads Created Equal?

Today’s video by Sean McDowell makes some great points about religious truth. Sean notes that not all roads lead to God because not all roads agree on who God is, or if there is even a god at all. Sean also points out that only one road, Christianity, does in fact lead to God, because it is the only road that solves the universal problem of sin. Jesus came to pay the price for our… Read More →Are All Religious Roads Created Equal?

Can we discuss the right to life without using the Bible?

Pro-Life Strategies that Don't Use the Bible

Can we discuss the right to life without using the Bible? “If you truly believe in human equality, then the only question you ask on abortion is ‘Are the unborn human?’” — Scott Klusendorf, Founder and President, Life Training Institute In this video, Scott Klusendorf offers strategies for conversations about abortion that don’t rely on the use of Scripture. This video is part of a series titled “Answers to Your Questions”. These videos answer the questions… Read More →Can we discuss the right to life without using the Bible?

Lawrence and Tagovailoa: Christ is Lord of All

Christ is Lord of All

Today’s episode of The Point with John Stonestreet highlights two of college football’s up-and-coming stars, Tua Tagovailoa and Trevor Lawrence. Stonestreet notes how these two quarterbacks, set to face off in the national championship game on Monday, have used their platform as athletes to express the importance of Christ in their lives. Their words raise an interesting question: in what ways should we allow our relationship with Jesus to permeate throughout our entire lives, including… Read More →Lawrence and Tagovailoa: Christ is Lord of All

Are You a ‘Natural’?

When people think of modern rock music, the band Imagine Dragons probably comes to mind. Since 2012 they’ve been releasing music that has been topping the charts. With singles like “Demons,” “I Bet My Life,” “Thunder,” “Believer,” “Whatever it Takes,” and “Radioactive” (which holds the record for the most weeks spent on the Billboard Hot 100), Imagine Dragons has become one of the most popular rock bands of the decade. Part of the appeal of… Read More →Are You a ‘Natural’?

Video: Are young people really leaving the faith?

millennials leaving the faith

Are young people really leaving the faith? “As America becomes less Christian, church attendance is lower.” — Jason Jimenez, Founder and President, Stand Strong Ministries Jason Jimenez discusses the relationship between high school graduates, leaving the faith, and church retention in the United States. This video is part of a series titled “Answers to Your Questions”. These videos answer the questions that you’re asking, address the difficulties you’re facing, and they’re all from Summit’s world-class faculty… Read More →Video: Are young people really leaving the faith?