On Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 MaryJo Sharp will be at Living Oaks Church answer the question "Is Jesus a copycat God?" or "Is Jesus a pagan myth?" as part of the Get A Grip Apologetics Series. Have you seen Zeitgeist or ever talked with someone who claimed that Christianity is a copycat religion, borrowing from ancient pagan myths? Join us as MaryJo Sharp dispels these claims and more.
In the Los Angeles area one can expect to bump into representations of every major religion on the planet, and most minor expressions as well. Can Christianity really claim to be different or more true or exclusive in today's day and age. Join us as Dr. Hazen explores five reasons why anyone who is on a spiritual quest or religious journey should start with Christianity.
On Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 J. Warner Wallace, founder of Cold Case Christianity will be at Living Oaks Church presenting on the Resurrection of Jesus as part of the Get A Grip Apologetics Series. Detective Wallace will be making a case for the resurrection of Jesus from the dead by examining the evidence and according to the principles he has used during his career as a cold-case homicide detective.
On Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 Greg Koukl will be at Living Oaks Church presenting The Story of Reality as part of the Get A Grip Apologetics Series. Mr. Koukl will make a case for the idea that biblical Christianity is more than just another private religious view. It’s more than just a personal relationship with God or a source of moral teaching. Christianity is a picture of reality. It explains why the world is the way it is. Christianity is the true story of how the world began, why the world is the way it is, what role humans play in the drama, and how all the plotlines of the story are resolved in the end.
On Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 Dr. Meyer will be at Living Oaks Church presenting the idea that the theory of intelligent design—which holds that certain features of the universe and of living things are best explained by an intelligent cause, not an undirected process such as natural selection—is ultimately the best explanation for the origin of the Cambrian animals.
The evidential argument from evil, unlike the logical argument, does not contend that there is a logical contradiction between the existence of God and evil. Instead the argument tries to prove that it is improbable that God would exist in light of the evil in the world. But does this approach do any more damage to the idea that God exists?
It is clear that evil exists. But does the existence of evil serve as evidence against God? This is what many would say. Normally the argument is something like: If God is all-loving, all-powerful, and all-knowing then He would either prevent evil from happening or create a world where evil doesn't exist at all. But since evil does happen and it does exist then God must not exist. In this, the first of two posts dealing with The Problem of Evil we will encage the Logical Problem to see if the argument holds water. Does the existence of evil erase God?
Joe Story presents a contemporary application of Francis A. Schaeffer's classic A Christian Manifesto in a message to the churches of America on what the Lordship of Jesus Christ really means as it relates to the culture wars.
So often today we hear the comment that all religions are ultimately the same. This is an expression of pluralism but is the expression true. Are all religions the same? Do all religions lead to the same place? Are they equally valid? Once examined it becomes clear that this idea is simply false. Not all religions lead to the same place. They can't!