In addition to questions about the reliability of the Bible, the person & work of Jesus, sexual ethics, and the problem of evil & suffering, one of our most frequently asked questions from parents and students involves tactics for engaging in discussions and even disagreements. Michael Ward over at The Gospel Coalition uses examples from the life and words of C.S. Lewis to address these often asked questions.
A quote from Anton LaVey, author of The Satanic Bible and founder of the Church of Satan, regarding Halloween has been popping up on social media these last few days. Allegedly LaVey said: "I'm glad Christians let their kids worship the Devil at least one night out of the year."
In the movie I’m Not Ashamed, the true story of the 1999 Columbine High School massacre is used to highlight the life of Christian student, Rachel Joy Scott, the first victim in the school shooting. According to author and Christian apologist, Nancy Pearcey, the film does a good job of drawing attention to the underreported fact that killers, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, were likely motivated by Charles Darwin's theories and Fredrich Nietzsche's philosophy.
I spent about two decades of my life pushing around a skateboard. I was attracted to not just the thrill of skateboarding but also to the anti-establishment #punkrock attitude that went along with it. I rebelled against "the man" shoving ideology and politics down my throat through biased media and sausage making institutions.
As you probably know, we recently wrapped up our 7th annual Base Camp! We love hearing student stories about increased confidence and even new conversion experiences! These stories inspire and encourage us! However, stories are subjective and hard to quantify. In terms of program effectiveness, how can ministries like ours measure stories? To be honest, we can't measure stories.