Be Prepared – Equipping us for conversations about our faith
“But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience.” 1 Peter 3:15-16a
This session aims to show how to be prepared to answer questioners like seekers, agnostics, the disinterested, the disillusioned and atheists by offering approaches for engaging them in conversation. It will also address how to give replies to their questions that are reasoned and persuasive and commend the Christian faith:
- How can I respond to common objections to Christianity, such as: the problem of evil, the reliability of the Bible, or the perceived conflict between faith and science?
- How can I answer criticisms of Christianity from a historical or cultural perspective, such as accusations of imperialism or intolerance?
- What are common misconceptions about Christianity, and how can I address them with accuracy and sensitivity?
The session will be led by Claudette Fisher-Johnson and Richard Simon. Members of the Gold Hill Family, Claudette is a keen evangelist, while Richard is an enthusiastic Christian apologist.
Monday, 15 May in the Hub. 7.30 for 8pm. Refreshments will be provided.
The session will be interactive, focusing on questions/statements that have been submitted in advance or by those in attendance at the session. Sign up by following this link.