November 26, 2018
In the last sermon in our series on answering tough questions or common objections to Christianity, pastor Luke addressed the resurrection of Jesus. In contrast to other religions, Christianity has always invited skeptics to evaluate the evidence for her claims. Looking to three of the strongest evidences for the resurrection of Jesus, this sermon explored the implications of 1 Corinthians 15 and what Paul called the things of "most importance."
The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus, by Gary Habermas & Michael Licona.
Did the Resurrection Happen?, by Gary Habermas & Antony Flew.
Raised with Christ: How the Resurrection Changes Everything, by Adrian Warnock.
Risen: 50 Reasons Why the Resurrection Changed Everything, by Steven Mathewson
The Resurrection of the Son of God, by N. T. Wright.
The Resurrection of Jesus, by Michael Licona.
Surprised by Hope, by N. T. Wright.
November 19, 2018
Many people assume there is a conflict between science and faith and that science has disproven the Bible. Others reject Christianity because they do not believe that miracles exist. In this talk, pastor Luke shares a variety of ways that Christians interpret Genesis and the creation story as well as explains why a purely naturalistic worldview that's opposed to the existence of miracles is a logically incoherent perspective.
November 4, 2018
Reconciling how God can be both loving and allow suffering and / or evil is a challenge that many non-Christians have with Christianity. And let's face it, this issue is challenging for Christians too! In this sermon, pastor Luke shared a number of ways that Christian thinkers have engaged the topic and wrestled with the problem of evil and human suffering.
October 14, 2018
A popular question people have about religion in general is this: how can there be only one true religion? In this sermon, pastor Luke addresses some of the assumptions that underly this question and demonstrates that everyone has views and opinions on religion... the key question is why those views are held. In light of Jesus' statement that he was the way, the truth, and the life (John 14:6), people must wrestle with his claims for he is, as C. S. Lewis suggested, either Lord, a liar, or a lunatic.
The Reason for God, by Tim Keller.
Mere Christianity, by C. S. Lewis.
The Gospel in a Pluralist Society, Lesslie Newbigin
October 9, 2018
Many people have questions about what Christians believe and why they believe. In this new series, The Reason for Faith, pastor Luke is providing answers to some of the toughest questions that people have about Christianity. In this first sermon, we're introduced to the challenges Christianity faces and encouraged to engage in the life of the mind as a crucial component to our spirituality. After all, Jesus told us that we are to love the Lord with all of our being, including our mind (Mark 12:30).
The Reason for God.
The Whole-Brain Child.