The six days of Genesis, part 2

Please join us next week at Defending Christianity for Lecture 5 of the Theology and Evangelism Module.

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The six days of Genesis, part 2
Sarah Salviander

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
7:00 – 8:15 pm
Join us 7:00-7:15 pm for fellowship
Optional 30 minute Q&A to follow the lecture

Room 4.114 (use the NW lobby entrance)
Hill Country Bible Church
12124 Ranch Rd 620 N
Austin, TX

This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

Summary

The question of the age of the universe has divided Christians for decades. Is the universe six days plus a few thousand years old as the Bible suggests or is it billions of years old as science claims? What if I told you that both views are correct? In this lecture, I’ll explain using the relativity of time how the universe is simultaneously very young and very old. This provides a firm basis for accepting Genesis as literal truth while also accepting modern science as a legitimate way to understand God’s creation.

This topic will be covered over two lectures. In part 1, I reviewed the relative nature of time. In part 2, I’ll show how relativity resolves the question of the age of the universe.

The six days of Genesis, part 1

Please join us next week at Defending Christianity for Lecture 4 of the Theology and Evangelism Module.

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The six days of Genesis, part 1
Sarah Salviander

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
7:00 – 8:15 pm
Join us 7:00-7:15 pm for fellowship
Optional 30 minute Q&A to follow the lecture

Room 4.114 (use the NW lobby entrance)
Hill Country Bible Church
12124 Ranch Rd 620 N
Austin, TX

This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

Summary

The question of the age of the universe has divided Christians for decades. Is the universe six days plus a few thousand years old as the Bible suggests or is it billions of years old as science claims? What if I told you that both views are correct? In this lecture, I’ll explain using the relativity of time how the universe is simultaneously very young and very old. This provides a firm basis for accepting Genesis as literal truth while also accepting modern science as a legitimate way to understand God’s creation.

This topic will be covered over two lectures. In part 1, I’ll review the relative nature of time. In part 2, the following week, I’ll show how relativity resolves the question of the age of the universe.

What do Christians believe? Part 2

Please join us next week at Defending Christianity for Lecture 3 of the Theology and Evangelism Module.

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What do Christians believe? Part 2
Victor Vigorito

Tuesday, May 1, 2018
7:00 – 8:15 pm
Join us 7:00-7:15 pm for fellowship
Optional 30 minute Q&A to follow the lecture

Room 4.114 (use the NW lobby entrance)
Hill Country Bible Church
12124 Ranch Rd 620 N
Austin, TX

This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

Summary

Is belief in the Trinity and the divinity of Christ essential for salvation?  How did Christ’s death and resurrection make atonement possible?  What is the relationship between forgiveness of sins and regeneration?

These themes form the doctrinal core of the Christian faith.  Many believers have a sufficient grasp of these central doctrines when assessed individually, but struggle to explain the inner logic that binds them together.  Come and explore with us the beautiful inner workings of God’s redemptive plan in part 2 of this series. (See here for part 1.)

What do Christians believe? Part 1

Please join us next week at Defending Christianity for Lecture 2 of the Theology and Evangelism Module.

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What do Christians believe? Part 1
Victor Vigorito

Tuesday, May 1, 2018
7:00 – 8:15 pm
Join us 7:00-7:15 pm for fellowship
Optional 30 minute Q&A to follow the lecture

Room 4.114 (use the NW lobby entrance)
Hill Country Bible Church
12124 Ranch Rd 620 N
Austin, TX

This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

Summary

Is belief in the Trinity and the divinity of Christ essential for salvation?  How did Christ’s death and resurrection make atonement possible?  What is the relationship between forgiveness of sins and regeneration?

These themes form the doctrinal core of the Christian faith.  Many believers have a sufficient grasp of these central doctrines when assessed individually, but struggle to explain the inner logic that binds them together.  Come and explore with us the beautiful inner workings of God’s redemptive plan in part 1 of this series. Part 2 to follow next week.

Morality and the problem of evil

Please join us next week at Defending Christianity for Lecture 1 of the Theology and Evangelism Module.

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Morality and the problem of evil
John Weber

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
7:00 – 8:15 pm
Join us 7:00-7:15 pm for fellowship
Optional 30 minute Q&A to follow the lecture

Room 4.114 (use the NW lobby entrance)
Hill Country Bible Church
12124 Ranch Rd 620 N
Austin, TX

This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

Summary

The problem of pain is arguably the greatest stumbling block to belief for Christians and non-Christians alike. Is there any good reason for God to permit evil and suffering? From a biblical perspective, we will examine God’s purposes in allowing suffering.

Are the concepts of good and bad even meaningful unless we have God to legislate morality? From a philosophic and apologetic perspective, we will briefly examine views on morality.

The Face of Jesus Uncovered?

Please join us next week at Defending Christianity for an exciting movie evening. We will be rounding out the History Module with a documentary about the Shroud of Turin called, The Face of Jesus Uncovered?

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The Face of Jesus Uncovered?
Movie viewing

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
7:00 – 8:15 pm
Join us 7:00-7:15 pm for fellowship

Room 4.114 (use the NW lobby entrance)
Hill Country Bible Church
12124 Ranch Rd 620 N
Austin, TX

This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

Summary

“A team of experts uses cutting-edge technology in an attempt to uncover an image of the face of Jesus Christ. Many believe Jesus was buried in an ancient linen cloth known as the Shroud of Turin, which bears traces of blood and the faint image of a man. With the help of 3-D software, the team hopes to finally unlock the secrets of one of the world’s most famous artifacts.

The full video is available here:

Evidence for the Resurrection, part 2

Please join us next week at Defending Christianity for Lecture 4 of the History Module.

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“Evidence for the Resurrection, part 2”
John Murphy

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
7:00 – 8:15 pm
Join us 7:00-7:15 pm for fellowship
Optional 30 minute Q&A to follow the lecture

Room 4.114 (use the NW lobby entrance)
Hill Country Bible Church
12124 Ranch Rd 620 N
Austin, TX

This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

Summary

Last month, in part 1, we looked at the ancient texts which documented the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. This month in part 2, we will look at the evidence which persuades many that those ancient sources were accurate in what they reported.

Archaeological evidence for the Bible, part 2

Please join us this coming week at Defending Christianity for Lecture 4 of the History Module.

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“Archaeological evidence for the Bible, part 2”
Dan Britton

Tuesday, April 3, 2018
7:00 – 8:15 pm
Join us 7:00-7:15 pm for fellowship
Optional 30 minute Q&A to follow the lecture

Room 4.114 (use the NW lobby entrance)
Hill Country Bible Church
12124 Ranch Rd 620 N
Austin, TX

This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

Summary

In this session, Dan will continue the discussion from part 1 of significant biblical archaeological finds. These include the Assyrian Lachish Reliefs, Hezekiah’s Tunnel, the Pool of Siloam, a discussion of the culture and customs of the Essenes followed by the Dead Sea Scrolls. He will finish with two New Testament artifacts, the Galilean Boat and the Crucified Man.

Archaeological evidence for the Bible, part 1

Please join us this coming week at Defending Christianity for Lecture 3 of the History Module.

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“Archaeological evidence for the Bible, part 1”
Dan Britton

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
7:00 – 8:15 pm
Join us 7:00-7:15 pm for fellowship
Optional 30 minute Q&A to follow the lecture

Room 4.114 (use the NW lobby entrance)
Hill Country Bible Church
12124 Ranch Rd 620 N
Austin, TX

This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

Summary

Biblical Archaeology is the “show me” of Christian apologetics. After a brief introduction of the discipline of archaeology, we will examine key archaeological finds of the Old and New Testaments. For each find, we will present the significance of it, key attributes including discovery, location and type, and how scripture is confirmed by the find.

In this session, Dan will introduce the topic of archaeology and more specifically, biblical archaeology. Following the introduction, he will share three significant finds: the House of David Inscription, the Moabite Stone, and the City of Jericho. As with all of the finds, he will show how these specific archaeology finds confirm information found in the Bible.

The Case for Christ

Please join us next week at Defending Christianity for a mid-term movie evening. We will be following up John Murphy’s presentation on the historical evidence for the Resurrection by watching the first half of the documentary based on Lee Strobel’s The Case for Christ.

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Lee Strobel’s The Case for Christ
DVD viewing

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
7:00 – 8:15 pm
Join us 7:00-7:15 pm for fellowship

Room 4.114 (use the NW lobby entrance)
Hill Country Bible Church
12124 Ranch Rd 620 N
Austin, TX

This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

Summary

“Lee Strobel’s blockbuster bestseller comes alive on your screen in this documentary that chronicles the reporter’s journey from atheism to faith. The former legal editor of The Chicago Tribune draws upon his investigative skills to examine the historical viability and accuracy of the Gospels, along with the personal claims and resurrection of Jesus Christ.”