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Brett explains his plans for MAVEN, a new organization created to help students—and those who teach and train students—know truth, pursue goodness, and create beauty.
In four min. or less, Brett answers questions about morality, listening prayer, and man’s ambition.
Brett’s on a timer and answers questions about God’s presence, polygamy in the OT, and total depravity.
Brett responds to the question - Is beauty objective (dependent on the object) or subjective (dependent on the subject observing the object)?
“How do I share Christ with someone who is an agnostic?” a college student asked after a talk I gave last month at a church in Oklahoma. Then she added, “My boyfriend is agnostic, but I feel like God has called me into this relationship.” Uh-oh. It’s decision time. I just met this girl a few minutes ago, yet she is my sister in Christ. Do I simply answer her first question about evangelism and ignore her later statement about being “called” to date a non-Christian?
On Sunday, I returned home from another Berkeley Mission trip, where I intentionally exposed high school students to some of my atheist friends in the Bay Area. For the last six months, we’ve taught apologetics to these high schoolers from Upland Christian Academy. Now it was time for them to “get off the sidelines and into the game” and engage non-Christians with the truth.
How do you respond to someone who doesn't want Heaven because their loved ones won't be there? COMMENTS Read more posts
Brett discusses whether or not humans are born sinful. COMMENTS Read more posts
When you're teaching, whether it's apologetics or any other topic, it's not just the information but also the presentation that counts. You may be able to dump theological knowledge on your audience, but that doesn't mean it will stick and have the impact you're hoping for, so you've got to work on your presentation skills too. This is especially important with youth audiences. When I'm asked for advice on teaching youth, here are some of my suggestions:
I hear the stories again and again from around the country. I hear them from moms and dads, grandparents, pastors, and youth workers: Students, raised in the church and raised in Christian homes, encounter serious challenges to their faith and then walk away from God.