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 ‘cottonwoodcreek.org”.  (If you have any problem enrolling, please send an email to “reasonablefaithcollinco@gmail.com”.)

“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.  

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Steve Lee at Cottonwood Creek, Thursday, August 23

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

Doors open at 6:30

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 this part of this post:  To be eligible to win a free book, you will have to know the secret password, “Isaiah 53”.

6:45 PM, Thursday, August 23

Reasonable Faith Chapter Meeting
Collin County and Dallas Chapters

Cottonwood Creek Church, Allen
South side of 121,  just East of Stacy

We will be in Room B116 on the main floor, for this meeting.

email:  reasonablefaithcollinco@gmail.com

Facebook group:  Reasonable Faith Collin County

Live Speaker Thursday, June 28 – How To Engage Our Hindu Neighbors

What would you like to know about the thousands of Hindu families who have recently moved to North Texas?  What does it mean that Hinduism has millions of gods?  What is reincarnation really all about?  How do they see Jesus and Christianity?  What do they think about American Christians?
It is doubtful that you will ever meet a more knowledgeable expert on the subject of Hinduism.  Reuben David, former Wilberforce visiting scholar, was born in India and now divides his time between America and the mission fields of India.
Please join us as Reuben brings his powerful speaking style to this most timely topic.
Thursday, June 28
Room B116 (main floor)
Cottonwood Creek Church
(South side of 121, just east of Stacy in Allen, TX)

Photo:  Standing room only for Reuben’s recent presentation at Cottonwood Creek

 

 

Chapter Meeting, May 24 Social Media – Good or Evil?

Reasonable Faith Chapter Meeting
Dallas and Collin County Chapters

Thursday, May 24
6:45 – 8:30 PM
Cottonwood Creek Church – Room B116

Join us for this interactive “Zoom” meeting with

Jorge Gil Calderon
Social Media Director
Cross-Examined

The phenomenon of social media has changed our world and our culture in more ways than we can fully comprehend.  Thanks to social media, our ability to communicate and network is far beyond anything we could have ever foreseen before the days of Facebook and Twitter.  But, at the same time, the negative influence of social media may also be far greater than we yet understand.

Join us for Jorge’s well-informed presentation and discussion as we strive to understand the size and nature of social media’s impact on our world.

Jorge is a professional speaker and apologist, who joined the CrossExamined.org team in 2015 as their Social Media Director. He is passionate about creating quality resources in both English and Spanish to equip the body of Christ to confidently defend the Christian faith.He frequently speaks at colleges, churches, public events, open forums and other venues on topics related to Christianity and apologetics.  You can find his apologetics writings and videos at his website JGil.org.

Certified by RZIM Academy and CrossExamined he is now an instructor at the CrossExamined Instructor Academy annual program. He’s also skilled in multiple areas such as graphic design, video, audio production and editing, online content creation, and online marketing.

Jorge lives in Conover, North Carolina with his amazing and beautiful wife Lia and their children: Leda and Aiden.

He will be live and interactive via “Zoom”  as we join with other Reasonable Faith groups from around the country (and possibly the world?).  A number of new chapters have been added recently.  For a list of Reasonable Faith chapters or for any Reasonable Faith questions, CLICK HERE.

David Wood – Live via Zoom THIS THURSDAY

Join your fellow Christian case makers for this meeting with the ‘other half’ of the Nabeel Qureshi story.  If you’re not familiar with David’s story or with his radical turnabout as a regenerate Christian, we strongly suggest you take the time to watch his YouTube video, “Why I Am a Christian, David Wood”.

Reasonable Faith Collin County chapter

Thursday, April 19, 6:45 PM
Room B116, Cottonwood Creek Church, Allen, TX
Cottonwood is on the south side of 121, just east of Stacy.

Several Great Opportunities This Week

Here’s a quick summary.  Follow the links for more information.

3/22 Thursday Evening:  Tim McGrew, Multi-Chapter Reasonable Faith Meeting.  “Is It Rational to Believe in Miracles?” (Scroll down for details & link)
3/23 Friday:  Intelligent Design ‘Education Day’.  World Class I.D. Scientists  http://www.discovery.org/e/5815
3/23-24 Friday and Saturday:  “Stand Firm” Apologetics Conference, SWBTS.  https://swbts.edu/events/stand-firm-apologetics-conference/
3/25 Sunday:  Tim McGrew at Cottonwood Creek:

8:00 – AM  Apologetics Class, “How to Study Apologetics”, Room A212

9:30 – Adult Life Group, “Evidence for the Resurrection”, Room A212

11:00 AM – Adult Life Group, “Evidence for the Resurrection”, Room A200

3:00 PM – Ministry Academy class, “Evidential Value of Acts”, worship center

Cottonwood Creek Church is on south side of 121, just east of Stacy

Details for Thursday evening event at UTD:

7pm Can it Be Rational to Believe in Miracles?
UT Dallas – in Richardson, TX
HH 2.502 (http://www.utdallas.edu/maps/) – near center of map; guest parking in PS4

Dr. Tim McGrew – Multiple Events this week

 

Dr. McGrew is in town and his army of ‘McGrewpies’ know how knowledgeable and engaging he is.

His incredibly busy agenda includes the following:

Thursday evening:  Reasonable Faith multi-chapter meeting at UTD, “Is There a Rational Basis for Miracles?”

Sunday, 8 – 9:15 AM, Cottonwood Creek Church, Apologetics Class, “How to Study Apologetics”

Sunday, 9:30 – 10:45, Cottonwood Creek Church, Large Adult Life Group

Sunday, 11:00 – 12:15, Cottonwood Creek Church, High School Worship, “Evidence for the Resurrection”

Sunday, 3:00 – 4:20, Ministry Academy Class, Cottonwood Creek Church, “Evidence for the Book of Acts”

All events are open to visitors.  More details will be posted later this week.