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Factory or Field?

24 May 2020 | Rick Hill

Disciple making isn’t so much about a programme or a product, but rather is a deliberate process that often happens gradually and cumulatively over time. This seminar will unpack this picture of discipleship and explore how Christians walk with people through the ups and downs of life. It will also, by looking at the model of Jesus’ example, touch on the need to include both consistent relationship and constant challenge within our leadership.

The Crown of Substantial Rejoicing in Old Age

23 May 2020 | Jim Cecy

Henry David Thoreau once wrote: “None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.” Rather than become fearful, sour and stunted in old age, this session challenges Christians to rejoice in the evidence of God’s faithfulness and goodness throughout the timeline of their lives.

Worldviews, Christian Faith and Science – How Do They Relate?

28 Oct 2020 | Ralf Bergmann

A severe lack of clarity concerning terms such as worldview, science and Christian faith and their interrelation frequently leads to substantial misconceptions. This webinar will argue for the reasonability of the Christian faith by examining the nature of scientific theories and the concepts of evidence, proofs, and paradigms. In the end, Ralf Bergmann will demonstrate that believing in God is both reasonable and provides a better explanation for existence and the properties of the world than atheism.

Dangerous Conversations: Navigating Political Correctness in the Public Arena

26 May 2020 | Teri McCarthy

How do evangelicals properly handle anti-biblical and anti-Christian agendas and values in the public arena? How do they do their jobs and build relationships without promoting philosophies and lifestyles they know to be detrimental to both the individual and society? Christians must learn practical ways to maneuver through these difficult and important topics. Here, Teri discusses three primary ways Christians can be Truth Bearers (salt and light) and still keep their jobs and friendships.

The Importance of Art in Troubled Times

24 May 2020 | Charles David Kelley

Art reminds us of the things that really matter. It lifts our eyes to eternity and shows us the importance of the here and now.” (Alastair Gordon) During catastrophic times some may view art as a luxury, not a necessity. Others insist that art is never needed more. What does this mean? What needs do all people share? What needs can artists meet? How have artists responded throughout history during trials and tribulations? What can artists do today?

Can We Believe in Miracles After Hume?

25 May 2020 | Stefan Gustavsson

Scottish philosopher David Hume claimed to have found conclusive arguments against miracles and many have agreed with him. For two centuries, Hume stood as a doorman in academia against the central message of the New Testament: the incarnation, the virgin birth, the miraculous ministry of Jesus, and his bodily resurrection. This session will examine Hume’s arguments and evaluate how strong they are.

Dealing with Pain and Difficulty: Connecting Our Beliefs to Our Lives

26 May 2020 | Ann Blaser

How is it that some Christians are able to live with the disappointments and sorrows that come to them, finding deeper, truer faith as they do? Rather than being defeated by their circumstances, they find themselves pressed to Christ and clinging with boldness to their integrity. In this workshop we look for the patterns of intentionality that connect belief and behavior.

How to Not Ruin Your Children

27 May 2020 | Jelena Sivulka

Christian parents want their children to grow up to be self-sufficient adults who love and obey God and His Word. But how do we do this? What do we believe about discipline, expectations, punishment and family rules? How do love, forgiveness, encouragement and deep connectedness in a healthy Christian family look according to God’s word? In this lecture and discussion, participants talk about these challenges and receive guidelines for helping parents raise healthy children by Biblical principles.