What is the true core of the christian faith and message?
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Understanding Jesus and his message in his historical and cultural context, and relating this truth to 21st century postmodern people.
The Gospels as history – how historians assess the gospels.
Jesus and the historians – what secular historians conclude we can know about Jesus.
Jesus – son of God? – can we show that Jesus claimed to be divine using only the conclusions of secular historians?
The resurrection. The historical facts and how to argue that the resurrection really occurred.
The reliability of the New Testament text. How do we know the text we have today, based on copies of copies, is reliable?
Archaeology and the truth of the Gospels – new discoveries support the accuracy of John’s Gospel.
What is the core of the good news and what is good news for the people around us?
What message? – what was “the gospel” to Jesus and Paul?
Training and encouraging people to not just stand, but to actively follow Jesus
Training disciples to stand – helping christians to stand in their faith despite the pressures our culture places on us.
Reasons to believe
The evidence for faith in God.
Why should people believe in Jesus? – is it logic and evidence, or faith, or both?