A few of my children have attended Stand to Reason’s Reality Student Apologetics Conference for middle and high school students and it has been extremely valuable to strengthen their faith.
Stand to Reason offers an unmatched student conference that equips young people to understand and defend their faith from some of the biggest challenges today. Stand to Reason has conferences in California, Washington, Minnesota, Texas, Pennsylvania, and Georgia. If you live near one of these locations and have children or grandchildren in this age range, you should consider attending.
Our church, Grace Church of Eden Prairie, will be hosting the Minnesota gathering on November 12-13. Here is a short description of the event.
Whether we realize it or not, everyone has a worldview. It’s your set of beliefs about the way world the world actually is. It’s your picture of reality. And this belief system helps you answer the big questions of life: Where did I come from? What’s wrong with the world? Is there a solution? Why am I here?
Christianity is a worldview, but its not the only worldview. It has competition. So how do we know which worldview, if any, is actually true? The answer isn’t complicated: check to see if it matches up with reality.
At STR’s Reality Conference, we show students that Christianity matches up with the way the world really is–with reality. It makes sense of the origin and design of the universe and life; the existence of objective truth and morality; the purpose, meaning, and value of human experience; the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus; and the existential longing of every human heart. In other words, we have reality on our side.
Unfortunately, many students are under the impression that Christianity is make-believe for grown-ups. At Reality, we’re changing that by using our greatest ally: reality. Christianity isn’t a made up story divorced from reality; it’s the true story of reality.