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Wednesday, February 5, 2014
We will be returning to our Youth series "DON'T CHECK YOUR BRAINS AT THE DOOR" next Wednesday (weather permitting) with Randell Boggs sharing on the question "WHY DO BAD THINGS HAPPEN?"
In this interim week, I thought I'd take a moment to share some of the resources available to you to further study the big questions you have about God, faith, religion, etc.
*www.seanmcdowell.org – World View Ministries is an organization aimed at helping young people define their worldview. It includes blogs, articles and videos on various related topics
*www.rzim.org - Ravi Zacharias Ministries includes an enormous library of faith and reason related articles and media.
*www.answersingenesis.org - This is the website for Ken Ham, who debated Bill Nye on the issue of Creation vs. Evolution last night. Lots of good science and Bible resources.
*www.rightnowmedia.org - This online Christian media resource is free to anyone in our church. You simple need to give us your email so we can get you added. Then you will have access to thousands of video resources. Specific to the topics of Big Questions of the Faith would be these series: DOCTRINE with Francis Chan; APOLOGETICS with Matt Chandler; or TRUE U: DOES GOD EXIST? with Dr. Stephen Meyer.
Now if you are more of a "paper-and-ink" sort of a person, here are some books I'd recommend:
*Preston Jones: “IS BELIEF IN GOD GOOD, BAD OR IRRELEVANT?”
*C.S. Lewis. “MERE CHRISTIANITY”
*Josh McDowell and Bob Hostetler: “DON’T CHECK YOUR BRAINS AT THE DOOR”
*Sean McDowell and Jonathan Morrow: “IS GOD JUST A HUMAN INVENTION?”
*Alex McFarland and Elmer Towns: “10 QUESTIONS EVERY CHRISTIAN MUST ANSWER”
*J.P. Moreland and Mark Matlock: “SMART FAITH”
*Lee Strobel: “THE CASE FOR FAITH”; “THE CASE FOR A CREATOR”; “THE CASE FOR CHRIST”
Let me know if you check out any of these and find something you like or have questions.