We are beginning a new sermon series on the first Sunday of June seeking to answer some tough questions. The series will interact with Rebecca McClaughlin’s book Confronting Christianity. We want to encourage a few things during the series.
1. Buy the book and read it – You can get it from Amazon here
2. Invite people you know with these sort of questions to church this Summer.
3. Consider hosting discussion groups with friends, neighbors, and others who may or may not have a relationship with Jesus to interact with the questions raised in the book and these sermons.
4. Buy a few cups of coffee or lunches with people who are wrestling with faith questions and share thoughts from the books and sermons in your conversations.
For our Summer preaching series, we are going to look at questions raised and addressed in the book Confronting Christianity by Rebecca McGlaughlin. The book engages 12 of the most common questions asked by skeptics of the Christian. Our goal is to engage these questions by preaching Christ from the Scriptures, while at the same time giving reason to believe. It is our hope that the series will strengthen our own faith by giving reasonable proofs of the authenticity of the Christian claims, while at the same time raising our compassion for those who raise these questions and strengthening our witness to those in our culture.
From Confronting Christianity cover:
Although many people suggest that Christianity is declining, research indicates that it continues to be the world’s most popular worldview. But even so, the Christian faith includes many controversial beliefs that non-Christians find hard to accept. This book explores 12 issues that might cause someone to dismiss orthodox Christianity—issues such as the existence of suffering, the Bible’s teaching on gender and sexuality, the reality of heaven and hell, the authority of the Bible, and more. Showing how the best research from sociology, science, and psychology doesn’t disagree with but actually aligns with claims found in the Bible, these chapters help skeptics understand why these issues are signposts, rather than roadblocks, to faith in Christ.