One of the big items on my summer reading list was Rick Stedman’s new book, “31 Surprising Reasons to Believe in God.” I first met Rick while planting a church from scratch back in Nor. Cal from 2004 to 2009 and found him to be a humble and brilliant man of faith who truly loves people. God worked through Rick to plant one of the greatest churches in the Sacramento area which has blessed countless people across the globe. In 31 Reasons, Dr. Stedman systematically moves through various issues such as beauty, yearning for a better world, science, physics, philosophy, and a hopeful eternity which when looked at in detail all give us glimpses into the Divine.
Jesus said that His followers would be salt and light in the world. But how does that play out when the worldview of authentic Christianity and our modern culture are often in direct opposition to one another? What is at root of these opposing views and how can the message of Christ be brought into cultural questions? Does ancient Christianity have anything to say to our modern world? Has the Church forgotten how to respond to the cultural challenges? Has the link between the Bible and world been lost? Join us tonight at 8p Central as we explore this and other questions facing the Church today on Sunday Night Discussions. This week we will sit down with our guest Brandon Wolfram to look at how followers of Jesus can regain a confidence in the Word of God as an intellectual, moral, and philosophical system that grounds humanity. Do you have questions on this subject? Then feel free to send in those questions and comments here or via our “Sunday Night Discussions” Google + page or Facebook page.
If we hold evolution to the standards of logic, reason, and science does it really hold up? Without touching on issues of theism or subjective thinking, can evolution truly stand according to a pure scientific model? Join us tomorrow night at 8p Central as we welcome Stan Stephens on the show to address these and similar questions. Stan comes to the discussion with a history in engineering and as a self proclaimed 40 year Atheist. It was actually through rational thinking that Stan began to discover the logical contradictions and intellectually emptiness of evolutionary theory. What questions would you have for Stan or on this subject? Tune in live tomorrow night and feel free to send in questions here or through our SND Google + page. You can also send in questions now for the show tomorrow night.
Last season Robert and I hosted a discussion on the nature of Man. At root were such questions as “where did we come from, who are we, and where are we going.” We discussed the connection of origins and whether we are merely mistakes of natural chance or direct purposeful creations or a divine creator. Tonight we’re taking that discussion to the next level and asking the question of one’s purpose or calling in life. Are we created with a specific calling and purpose that exists only for us or do we live in a more general realm of possibilities? Is there a balance or does it even matter as long we remain in the general will of God? Tonight we’ll be joined by my brother, Eric Hinton, who is Dean of Students at Dallas Christian College. Eric spends most of his days with young adults who are asking some of these very same questions.
So make plans to join us tonight at 8p Central for the discussions. You can send in questions early or even during the show via Google + or on our SND Face Book page. You can also send in questions and comments on my personal FB page or here on the blog. This week we will also do a “Week in Review.”
Grab some coffee, a diet coke, or a brew and we’ll see you then.
Tonight for the discussions we’re bringing back three of our guest from last season to dig in deeper to the divine question. Is there a God and is Atheism really as rational as some believe? From this discussion; what are the ramifications to evolution and the nature of man? These and more tonight at 8p Central. You can watch the live show here or send in questions during the broadcast if you’re connected to our “Sunday Night Discussions” page on Google + or Face Book. So grab a friend, some coffee, and come ready to discuss.
I remember reading about Johannes Kepler in High School and know he was a smarter man than me. But of course that’s not hard to imagine especially when it comes to math and science. But I came across his name again while studying for my sermon this week. Indeed, Kepler was a brilliant mathematician and astronomer. You may not know this, but he was also a serious minded man of faith and follower of Christ. While Kepler was credited in discovering new planetary movements and even today has departments of NASA named after him, he also gave serious effort to finding of the Star mentioned in Matthew 2:2. This was the Star that led the Biblical Wiseman to Bethlehem on their search for the birth of Jesus. Like Galileo, Newton, and other brilliant scientist of old, Kepler didn’t take the path of many modern scientist who choose to reason away the divine. He didn’t hold that science explains away God; but rather that science was just another tool to explore the magnitude of God and figure out this great creation of God we call the cosmos.