"See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ." Colossians 2:8
There are many ways in which we (as believers and as Equip in general) seek to be faithful and aware of the warning Paul gives here to the church at Colossae.
One way we do it is in our class we call "Equip Reasons". We are laboring to equip the 20 some students coming this semester to know what they believe and why. The next few weeks we are going over the traditional arguments for the existence of God. We hope to enable them to think critically through worldly philosophy that scoffs at God's existence. We see them growing in their confidence to "demolish strongholds and lofty opinions that raise themselves up against Christ."
It has been a huge blessing to have Mike teach this class! Please keep praying that God would be working in the minds and hearts of those attending, both unbelievers, Christians, atheists, agnostics alike.