Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Back to the Future - Take 1: True U(niversity)

In the following short series I'll be posting some pictures and short description of some past events. Since I haven't been keeping up with posts quickly after these events all year, this'll be the next best thing. 

First up: True U

Simply put, we've been considering the question "Does God Exist?", approaching it from primarily 'scientific' evidences.  I won't attempt to try and replicate the arguments here, but suffice it to say it's been great and I think helpful for the small group (6-9) of students who have been attending.  

Of course, arguing for God's existence is certainly not the means by which God brings unbelievers to saving faith, nor is getting some final 'scientific' evidence to finally have confidence in one's faith the goal.  No.  God grants repentance and God's spirit draws unbelievers to himself.  However, especially for Christians, it is a marvelous and invigorating study to see the truth Romans 1:19-20 even in the intricacies of the cell and astronomical vastness of the cosmos, "For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse."

Also, I find myself simply worshiping and exulting in the amazing creativity and design of God that we find in, for instance, the exquisite engineering in the cell and DNA. It's truly awesome.

We watch a lecture about 30 minutes long, then discuss for 45 minutes or so. 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Jump...jump around

Two quick things:
1) I have been super slack on blogging updates this semester so far.  For that, I apologize.  I am aiming to change that for the rest of the semester...
2) Starting with today's little fun trip to "SkyZone"...an trampoline place that is mainly designed for 6-12 year olds, but serves just as fun for 'big kids.'  We had nearly 25 students come, and it was a fun time, with a few new people that aren't connected to the ministry at all.  Please pray that some of the relationships might actually develop and we could followup a bit with them.  It was a good time, not least of which is car rides down with can provide some great opportunities for starting friendships.  But also nailing students in the face during dodgeball is of course fun, too...