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.
Where does the burden of proof rest in discussions about Christianity? Can the claims of Christianity be rationally defended or must we check our brains at the doors of faith? Join us Sunday night at 8p Central as we welcome apologist Larry Lewis live from Berlin, Germany. Larry is director of the Connections Resource Center in Berlin. Connections is part of a larger effort known as the Open Door Libraries which bring the knowledge of God to countries where Christian teaching and resources have been limited or restricted.
Do you have questions about the legitimacy Christianity and the Bible? Then grab a friend and stop by our live webcast. You can catch the program here or on our Sunday Night Discussions Google + page. Questions can be sent in prior to the show or while the program is live through one of these mediums.
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.
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.