* Note: The real-life stories in this series contain mature themes.*
Answering tough questions about God and Christianity
Why does God allow suffering and tragedy? Does science disprove Christianity? Is Jesus really the only way? Why are Christians so hypocritical? Christians throughout the ages have wrestled with questions like these, and chances are, so do you. Having faith isn't always easy. You may not always have the “winning” answer that makes you popular. Sometimes believing the Bible might make you feel like everyone's against you. But it's critical that you don't run from these types of questions.
In these four challenging sessions, students share real-life stories about their own struggles in coming to terms with what Scripture teaches about God, sin, creation and Jesus.
Matt Chandler provides powerful teaching from Scripture and helps teens understand why believing in God and the Bible is not only reasonable, but also essential. And that's what apologetics is all about. Knowing what you believe and why you believe it, and then being able to share with others why you think your beliefs are reasonable.
Matt Chandler Bio: Matt serves as Lead Pastor of Teaching at The Village Church in the Dallas Fort Worth area. Since he began in December 2002, the church has witnessed a tremendous response growing from 160 people to over 11,000 on four campuses.
Matt is also the president of Acts 29, a worldwide church-planting organization, and is involved in church planting efforts both locally and internationally. Matt speaks at conferences throughout the world and has authored two books, The Explicit Gospel and Creature of the Word.
His greatest joy outside of Jesus is being married to Lauren and being a dad to their three children, Audrey, Reid and Norah.