Free ReTHINK Rally, Wednesday, Nov. 28

Students and parents, you do not want to miss this great event.

Click here to go to Cottonwood’s information page.


Great Intelligent Design Speaker THIS THURSDAY at UTD

Mark Your Calendar
This Thursday evening, November 1

It is a great privilege to welcome this great intelligent design advocate and distinguished Baylor University professor to this multi-chapter Reasonable Faith meeting at U.T.-Dallas.

Robert J. Marks II
Distinguished Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Baylor University

To say Dr Marks is qualified to discuss issues related to intelligent design is like saying Paul the Apostle was qualified to discuss issues related to God’s grace.

This will be the only November meeting for our Collin County chapter.

Thursday, November 1 

7:45 PM
UTD, Room MC 2.410 (library)

“Mommy. My best friend says Noah’s Ark is just a fairy tale!”

This Sunday, we will learn how to respond to another of the most ‘popular’ criticisms of Christianity.  The majority of Americans no longer believe that the Bible is the inspired and inerrant Word of God and is not historically accurate.
  • How do we know the Old Testament stories are true?
  • Why isn’t there any evidence for the exodus from Egypt?
  • What about all contradictions in the Bible?
  • How much archaeological evidence do we have, especially in the O.T.?
  • What about all those proven errors in the N.T. manuscripts?
  • What about the so-called facts that the N.T. got wrong?
Join your fellow TruthTalkers this Sunday,October 28.
4:00 – 5_30
Room B116, Cottonwood Creek Church

Thursday, Oct 25 – Live Speaker on “Apologetics for Humans”

What Is “Apologetics for Humans”?
How can we persuasively engage today’s culture with the Gospel?  What works and what doesn’t?  Isn’t it sufficient to quote scripture and simply present the Gospel?  Since only God can save, what reason do we have to study apologetics?
Join us Thursday evening at Cottonwood as we tackle these questions and more.

This Thursday, Oct 25
6:45 – 8:15 PM
We are in for a real treat as this talented and knowledgeable young speaker brings a refreshing and practical message on the role of apologetics for today’s Christians and Christian churches.
Luke Knight – Director, Reasonable Faith, Denver Chapter
With a wealth of knowledge, skills and experience beyond his years, Luke and his bride have recently moved from Denver to Fort Worth to pursue his doctorate at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.  Having led the Denver Reasonable Faith chapter for several years, he is well aware of the challenges and opportunities we face today as Christian case-makers.  We are privileged to have him as our speaker this Thursday evening.
Personal Invitation from Luke
“Apologetics often becomes a specialized field of study, complete with its own culture, jargon, methodology, and assumptions. Often times this “foreign language” that apologists speak leaves us frustratingly unable to communicate with others.
Apologetics for Humans seeks to bridge this divide between the apologists and other humans. The goal is to have more fruitful conversations with others, both believers and non-believers alike, about the Gospel of Jesus Christ, to Persuasively Engage the Culture with the Gospel.
In order to do this, we have to understand where the culture is, and how we got here, then we can begin to understand other people better and increase our persuasiveness for Christ’s Kingdom.
I hope to see you on Thursday, so we can unpack Apologetics for Humans: Persuasively Engaging Culture with the Gospel.”

Reasonable Faith Chapter Meeting

Dallas and Collin County Chapters

Thursday, October 25
6:45 – 8:15 PM
Cottonwood Creek
Room B-116 (main floor)

Cottonwood is on the south side of 121, just east of Stacy.

To subscribe to chapter emails:
Facebook group:  Reasonable Faith Collin County



Do Christians hate my gay friends?

THIS SUNDAY, 4:00-5:30, at Cottonwood

TruthTALKS Class

🔥 Today’s Hottest Issue? 🔥


Join us this Sunday afternoon as we tackle what is perhaps today’s most contentious issue. Christians are attacked and ridiculed for being “radical”, hateful, intolerant, homophobic, transphobic, bigoted and hypocritical.

What is the true Biblical view on this issue and how should we respond when questioned or criticized?

Join us as we consider the core issues and then develop a practical strategy for handling questions from our kids as well as ridicule in the public square.

We will consider multiple points of view, but the ultimate question is: WWJD?

Sunday, Oct 21
4:00 to 5:30 (during AWANA)
Cottonwood Creek Church, Allen
Room B116

Week 4 Truth Talks Class This Sunday, 10/14 at 4 PM

Week four topic – How can we respond when someone questions God — or even the existence of God — because of all the evil and suffering in the world.  This is our second week on this seemingly difficult question/objection.  Please download our class notes file to review the material we’ve covered in the first three weeks.   CLICK HERE to go directly to that page.


Chapter Meeting – Live Speaker September 27

Is There a Conflict?

Is the Great Commission in harmony or in conflict with the command to always be prepared to share the reasons for your faith?

Mark your Calendar
Thursday evening, Sept 27

We are blessed to have a most qualified speaker who will explore the question of the role of Christian apologetics in today’s culture.

Our Live Speaker, Toby Oaks
Coram Deo Academy

Toby Oaks is campus administrator, upper school director, and teacher of numerous classes including 6th grade Latin/Grammar, 8th grade History, 10th grade Theology and 12th grade Apologetics. 


Thursday, September 27 

6:45 – 8:15 PM
Cottonwood Creek Church
Room B-116 (main floor)
South side of 121, just east of Stacy


Our Speaker – Toby Oaks

“Toby has been involved with training up wise thinkers and ethical servant leaders for over 25 years. Coming to faith in Christ as a college freshman at University of Texas at San Antonio, he began serving in campus ministry as a student. After graduation with a bachelor’s degree in English, Toby and his wife, Sonia, worked in campus ministries at New Mexico State University and then the University of Seville in Spain.  Returning from overseas in 2007, he pursued and later completed a Master of Theology degree at Dallas Theological Seminary while working part time in an operations role with Coram Deo Academy.

At CDA, he has taught numerous classes including 6th grade Latin/Grammar, 8th grade History, 10th grade Theology and 12th grade Apologetics.  In 2010, he assumed the role of Director of the CDA-Collin County High School and since 2015 the Campus Administrator and currently also the CC Logic/HS Director.  He sees his service at CDA as part of his commitment to a lifelong vocational ministry of leveraging his gifts to help free up, empower and prepare others for God’s purposes.
Toby and Sonia have been married since 1994 and have two sons, Ryan and Nathan, who are both CDA students.  They are members of Stonebriar Community Church where Toby serves as an Adult Fellowship Coordinator and Teacher.”
Reasonable Faith Chapter Meeting
Dallas and Collin County Chapters
Thursday, September 27
6:45 – 8:30 PM
Cottonwood Creek
Room B-116 (main floor)

Cottonwood is on the south side of 121, just east of Stacy.

Facebook group:  Reasonable Faith Collin County

Click here to subscribe to chapter news

Powerful Seven Week Class Starts September 23

What’s the best way to respond when non-believers question or criticize Christianity?

How can we prepare our kids for the attacks of the “new atheists”?

Why is equipping more important than teaching?

Why is this vitally important to discipleship and the Great Commission?


To register or request more information, CLICK HERE


Join us as we equip ourselves with the skills and knowledge needed to respond effectively when our faith is questioned. Classes will employ short video clips and interactive discussion time.  Lecture, per se, will be minimal.
This class is offered because Christianity is the best explanation for the way the world is, and is the world view for which there is the greatest evidence.  We all have doubts at times, but evidence defeats doubt and the evidence is on our side.
Cottonwood Creek Church, Allen – Room B116
Sunday afternoon classes during AWANA
4:00 to 5:30, beginning September 23
To Register:  CLICK HERE
Please share this message with friends and family.
This is the front line of spiritual warfare. 
This is a free class. There are no required books or materials.
For more information on similar classes and events in Collin County:

Questions?   Please email “”

Steve Lee, live, at Cottonwood Creek THIS THURSDAY, Aug 23


Would you bet your life on the predictions of Your Congressman?  Nostradamus?  Jean Dixon?  Political Polls?  Isaiah?

Why is it vitally important to understand that God authenticates the Bible by writing history in advance?

Reasonable Faith Chapter Meeting
Dallas and Collin County Chapters
Thursday, August 23
6:45 – 8:15 PM

Cottonwood Creek Church
Room B116 – Main Floor
South side of 121, just east of Stacy

J. Steve Lee, M.A.

Why We Can’t Afford to Forget
The Messianic Prophecies


As we examine the truth claims of the Christian world view, we often overlook the powerful evidence of the old testament predictions of new testament events.  Join us next Thursday evening as we consider the importance of this category of evidence.Steve Lee has nearly twenty years experience teaching theology and philosophy at the high school and collegiate level.  Holding a Masters degree in Philosophy of Religion and pursuing a doctorate in philosophy Steve has trained thousands of students in understanding the truth claims of Christianity.  As one of the DFW area’s most influential apologetics leaders, he is much in demand as a speaker and we sincerely appreciate his willingness to speak to our chapter.

One student of Steve’s stated, “Please continue to stress to your students that they will absolutely without a doubt, face everything that is taught in your class.”

As your reward for reading all the way to the end of this post:  To be eligible to win a free book, you will have to know the secret password, “Isaiah 53”.

Continue reading Steve Lee, live, at Cottonwood Creek THIS THURSDAY, Aug 23

Upcoming Opportunity at Cottonwood Creek Church – 7 Week “Truth Talks” Class

In addition to our regular Reasonable Faith chapter meetings, the following new free class is now open for enrollment at Cottonwood Creek Church, Allen campus.  Cottonwood’s web site is ‘”.  (If you have any problem enrolling, please send an email to “”.)

“Truth Talks” class for parents(Students, grandparents and others are always welcome also.)  This seven week class will meet from 4:00 until 5:30, each Sunday for seven weeks.  This is intentionally the same timing as AWANA.  The class will begin Sunday, September 23 and the last class will be Sunday, November 4.  The purpose of this series is to help equip parents to intentionally prepare their kids for the tsunami of anti-Christian propaganda that floods our culture 24/7.  

How can we and should we respond when a professor or fellow student or blogger or meme questions, criticizes or ridicules Christianity? 

Christianity is the world view for which there is the greatest evidence—evidence beyond a reasonable doubt.  But, today’s culture seems to be attacking Christianity from every direction.  And when you only hear the anti-Christian point of view 95% of the time, or more, the arguments can create some serious questions—sometimes even a crisis of doubt.

When asked, ‘Why are you a Christian’, the most common replies include:

  • Because my family is Christian
  • Because Jesus loves me and the Bible tells me so
  • Because it just feels right and it helps me in my life
  • Because I asked Jesus into my heart and I was baptized

Those are all good answers.  But when the enemy attacks, in force, as in the “God’s Not Dead” movies, we are commanded to be always ready to defend our faith with evidence and with love and grace. That is easier said than done.

As the Christian community has arisen to meet this challenge, there are now more resources, classes, and support groups than most people can imagine.  Cottonwood’s “Truth Talks” events are dedicated to providing the knowledge and skills we all need to defend our faith in today’s world.

There is no cost or required book for this class.