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Welcome


THE REASON FOR HOPE

Learning How To Respond To a World
Addicted to Unbelief

CLASS 1-16 CALENDAR

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Welcome


THE REASON FOR HOPE

Learning How To Respond To a World
Addicted to Unbelief

CLASS 1-16 CALENDAR

WELCOME TO

 
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INTRODUCTION

The Reason for Hope is a six-week course on Christian Apologetics (the practice of providing a reasoned defense of the Christian faith).  This course is truly about creating a dialogue with non-believers and believers, so we can begin to see the reason for our hope is in a faith worthy of defending and sharing.

This web page is reserved ONLY for the attendees of the course, so if you haven't registered, please go HERE 

On this site, you will find all weekly materials including audio files and worksheets.  Each week has a description and all materials for the week will be released prior to the start of the session.  

Please feel free to invite others to attend and thank you for becoming a protector of Christ's truth and hope.  

 

Gary Xavier / Program Creator

 
 
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Intro Talk


INTRO TALK

COMPLETED: 9.11.16

Intro Talk


INTRO TALK

COMPLETED: 9.11.16

INTRO TALK

Given 9.11.16

This talk was an introduction to The Reason for Hope series and the practice of Apologetics.  I discussed the following:

  • What is Apologetics?
  • Why we need Apologetics in our world today
  • How we deploy Apologetics
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week 1


HOPE IS NEVER SILENT

WEEK 1: 9.14.16

week 1


HOPE IS NEVER SILENT

WEEK 1: 9.14.16

WEEK 1

HOPE IS NEVER SILENT

This week is committed to the subject of worldviews and the power of questions.  During this week, you can expect:

  • A brief summary of Apologetics & worldviews
  • An exercise in articulating your own worldview
  • A discussion & chance to share your worldview
  • 3 objections to the Christian faith answered
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week 2


WHY JESUS & WHY THE BIBLE?

WEEK 2: 9.28.16

week 2


WHY JESUS & WHY THE BIBLE?

WEEK 2: 9.28.16

WEEK 2

WHY JESUS & WHY THE BIBLE

This week is committed to answering objections about the Bible and Jesus as well as the Trinity.  We will cover the following:

  • How the Bible was developed and why it is reliable
  • The historical facts regarding Jesus of Nazareth
  • A discussion & chance to share any questions about the Bible or Jesus
  • 3 objections answered regarding Jesus, the Bible & the Trinity
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week 3


THE WORLD OF WORDVIEWS

PART I - WEEK 3: 10.5.16

week 3


THE WORLD OF WORDVIEWS

PART I - WEEK 3: 10.5.16

WEEK 3

THE WORLD OF WORLDVIEWS - PART I

This week is focused on the two main worldviews that propose very serious objections to the Christian faith - Islam & Atheism.  They are objections worth answering.  We will cover:

  • A brief overview World Religions & Worldviews
  • Learn why Islam and Atheism pose the biggest objections to Christianity
  • Practice our defense against Atheist & Islamic objections
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week 4


THE WORLD OF WORDVIEWS

PART II - WEEK 4: 10.12.16

week 4


THE WORLD OF WORDVIEWS

PART II - WEEK 4: 10.12.16

WEEK 4

THE WORLD OF WORLDVIEWS - PART II

This week we continue our discussion on Islam & Atheism.  We will do the following:

  • How Atheism & Islam answer the four questions
  • The implications of the answers
  • Our gentle & respectful response

week 5


THE LOGIC OF FAITH

WEEK 5: 10.19.16

week 5


THE LOGIC OF FAITH

WEEK 5: 10.19.16

WEEK 5

THE LOGIC OF FAITH

This week is dedicated to argument, logic & truth.  We will cover:

  • Is faith logical or a blind leap?
  • How do we handle Ideas?
  • How do we handle truth?
  • What is a sound argument and what makes them go wrong? 
  • What are the logical fallacies most often committed by christians
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week 6


CHRISTIAN DOUBT & HOPE

WEEK 6: 10.26.16

week 6


CHRISTIAN DOUBT & HOPE

WEEK 6: 10.26.16

WEEK 6

CHRISTIAN DOUBT & HOPE

This week will answer one of the most reasonable and challenging objections to the Christian faith.  We will cover:

  • Why is there so much evil & suffering?
  • Why does a loving God send people to hell?
  • If I doubt my faith, do I have faith?
  • How is a God both merciful and just?
  • Final objections to the Christian faith
  • Best learning moments
  • Share Apologetic resources to continue your journey
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CLASS 1-16ANSWERS & RESOURCES

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CLASS 1-16ANSWERS & RESOURCES

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OBJECTIONS THUS FAR

  1. Do we really have free will or are we predetermined?
  2. Why does God intervene on some miracles, but not in others?
  3. Are good and evil equal?
  4. Did God create evil?
  5. Is Genesis literal?  Was the earth built in 6 24hr days?
  6. Are Adam and Eve, as the first, proof that the entire human species is based on inbreeding, which we know causes huge genetic issues?