TD Fri. – TD Town Hall – send in your Q’s!

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Hey TD!

This Friday is our final Friday meeting of the 2018 – 2019 year!  As is customary, we will finish the year with a town hall Q & A discussion.  Each year, we do it a little differently and this year is no different.  This year, we’d like you to submit questions and topics you’d like for us to discuss.  We will still have an open Q&A time, but questions submitted prior to Friday will get first priority.

You can ask any question or submit any topic for discussion that you’d like.  Our hope is that in doing it this way, there will be a nice balance between answers given on the spot and answers that have been given a bit more thought.  Both are useful.  If you have a particular counselor or intern that you’d like to address your topic or question, just say so.

Submit your questions and topics HERE

See you Friday!

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RZIM @ UC Berkeley: Clarity in a Culture of Confusion

RZIM’s Abdu Murray & Nathan Betts @ UC Berkeley

Hey TD!

Earlier this week, RZIM joined with the Veritas Forum to hold various open forums on pertinent issues of our day on the campus of UC Berkeley.  One of the forums was on Clarity in a Culture of Confusion and was led by Abdu Murray, who was then joined by Nathan Betts during the Q&A.

Abdu gives a compelling talk, which was followed by Q&A. I found the questions to be quite thoughtful and relevant, and thought you would get a lot out of it.

Here’s the legend of questions:

– In the multi-cultural metropolis that is the Bay Area and UC Berkeley, which is a microcosm of that, how do you balance a desire and celebration of diversity with the exclusive nature of truth? – 56:35

– Living in such a secular society, how do we effectively engage with non-Christians in a way that isn’t a debate, but more of a loving conversation? – 1:06.22

– We stand for great diversity on this campus and love it that this campus accepts all kinds of people, from every walk of life.  Why is it that challenging questions like, What does it mean to be human? What does it mean to be male or female? What does it mean to be a good citizen?, isn’t valid in light of an exclusive truth? Is there are value to asking questions that only seem to have fuzzy answers that don’t exactly fit with the worldview you’re positing?   – 1:12.26

– How do you reconcile conflicting viewpoints between science and religion? What makes religion more true than modern science? – 1:25.03

– Are there limitations to Christian truth? Are truth and answers the same thing, and if so, does the Christian worldview offer an answer to every question in modern society? – 1:29.28

– Does the Christian worldview offer a resolution to the human condition? – mental disorders/gender dysphoria/disease – is the Christian worldview actually a resolution for those issues? – 1:38.30

– You’ve argued compellingly that truth is important, but it doesn’t seem it will help us very much unless we can access truth.  There are a lot of impediments to doing that – we’re bound inside human minds and cultures with an overload of information. Please speak to that. – 1:45.16

Join Us For an Open Forum with Ravi & Os on Thursday!

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Hey TD!

I would like you to join us in Atlanta this Thursday for RZIM’s Open Forum at Georgia Tech with Ravi Zacharias and Os Guinness!  The theme is: “Unlimited? The Challenge of Human Freedom.”  The event will be live-streamed at www.rzim.org, beginning at 4:30 p.m. PST.

I encourage you to use this as a tool to begin connecting with your friends.  Invite them to watch it with you and then discuss it with them in a gracious and humble manner.  It’s going to be an excellent time as they both present as well as answer questions during the Q & A.

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We have been having a rich, life-impacting time here, and we are looking forward to being at the open forum.  We’d love for you to join us on the live feed and get sharpened, edified, and inspired.  You may even see us!

Let’s stay in the fight for doing what God made us for, TD! – Arthur