Often, life does not seem to make sense. We search for meaning and satisfaction in all the ways that our culture leads us. For many, Christianity is not relevant because of an absorbed belief that life is only what you make it. Our search for the next experience leads us down many roads leaving us with more questions than answers. This series explores those questions and why Christianity is more than what you may think it is.
Does Christianity Make Sense?
Core Truth: Popular culture tells us that there is little or no evidence for the existence of God or the truth of Christianity. It is simply not plausible or believable in an age of reason. In the final part of this series, we will explore reasons why Christianity makes sense of life and why so many reasonable people have discovered that it not only makes sense of life; it is life.
Core Truth: Hope is one of the driving forces in life. We want to live for something. We hope to meet someone we can spend our lives with, we hope to enjoy life, we hope that our children succeed and we hope that our sports team does well. When we lose hope life fails to make sense. But how resilient is our hope? Is it possible to have hope that can face anything, even out greatest fears?
Core Truth: Popular culture says that you become yourself when you are true to your deepest desires and dreams. We are told to follow our hearts but what if your heart is not rooted in your true identity? The answer to the question of who I am is vital to making sense of life. Does life only have value if I keep adding to it or is there a stronger and more resilient source of value?
Core Truth: Popular culture says you should be free to live as you see fit as long as you don’t hurt others. As a result, we choose either to have no rules or to make arbitrary ones. We believe that our freedom comes from being in control and in being the source of our own authority. We are oblivious to our lack of freedom and the need to be set free from all that binds us. What if our freedom is not where we think it lies?
Core Truth: Popular culture says you don’t need to believe in God to have a life full of meaning and satisfaction. At the same time when we are trying to avoid hardship through pleasure we slowly become aware of a growing discontent. Surely, there must be a reason for life?