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  • Week 6 - What Does The Bible Say About... Other Religions?

     
    Other Religions?

    Are all religions equal? Do other faiths lead people to one God? Is it okay to mix and match different religious teachings? Find out during our discussion this week as we delve into some of the claims made by the Bible.

    The conversation starts on Friday at 2pm in the TUC Food Court, near the stairs! Want to know what to expect in the upcoming weeks? Look below!

    Week 7 (10/9) - Creation/Evolution
    Week 8 (10/16) - Suicide
    Week 9 (10/23) - Racism
    Week 10 (10/30) - Abortion
    Week 11 (11/6) - Drugs/Alcohol
    Week 12 (11/13) - LGBT
    Week 13 (11/20) - World Peace/End Times
    Week 14 (11/27) - NO MEETING (Thanksgiving Break)
    Week 15 (12/4) - Marriage/Dating
    Week 16 (12/11) - Anxiety/Stress

  • Coexist or Contradict - Week 13 - Judaism

     
    Join us tonight at 9PM in the TUC Food Court as we continue our discussions on various world religions! Tonight's meeting will focus on Judaism. Remember, all faith backgrounds are welcome to attend, so bring a friend!

    Grab a pen and paper for taking notes. If time allows, we will have a Q&A session at the end. Of course, you can always send me an email with your questions and I'll do my best to answer them. 

    Hope to see you all tonight!
  • Coexist or Contradict - Week 14 - International Church of Christ and Disciples On Campus

     
    Join us tonight at 9PM in the TUC Food Court as we continue our discussions on various world religions! Tonight's meeting will focus on the International Church of Christ and Disciples On Campus. Remember, all faith backgrounds are welcome to attend, so bring a friend!

    Grab a pen and paper for taking notes. If time allows, we will have a Q&A session at the end. Of course, you can always send me an email with your questions and I'll do my best to answer them. 

    Hope to see you all tonight!
  • Judaism Session Rescheduled

     
    This Monday's meeting about Judaism has been postponed due to a scheduling conflict. The Judaism session has been moved to April 27th, 2015.

    However, our next meeting will be on April 20th and will focus on the International Church of Christ (ICOC) and the Disciples on Campus (DOC). We're going to have a special guest, so you won't want to miss it!

    Hope to see you all on April 20th and April 27th!
  • Coexist or Contradict - Week 12 - Oneness Pentecostalism

     
    Join us tonight at 9PM in the TUC Food Court as we continue our discussions on various world religions! Tonight's meeting will focus on Oneness Pentecostalism. Remember, all faith backgrounds are welcome to attend, so bring a friend!

    Grab a pen and paper for taking notes. If time allows, we will have a Q&A session at the end. Of course, you can always send me an email with your questions and I'll do my best to answer them. 

    Hope to see you all tonight!

    PS - Don't forget about the Ohio Fire Conference this weekend in Columbus! You can register at www.OhioFire.org and learn from the pros!
  • Coexist or Contradict - Week 11 - Atheism & Moral Relativism

     
    Join us tonight at 9PM in the TUC Food Court as we continue our discussions on various world religions! Tonight's meeting will focus on Atheism and Moral Relativism. Remember, all faith backgrounds are welcome to attend, so bring a friend!

    Grab a pen and paper for taking notes. If time allows, we will have a Q&A session at the end. Of course, you can always send me an email with your questions and I'll do my best to answer them. 

    Hope to see you all tonight!
  • Coexist or Contradict - Week 10 - Seventh-Day Adventism

    Join us tonight at 9PM in the TUC Food Court as we continue our discussions on various world religions! Tonight's meeting will focus on Seventh-Day Adventism. Remember, all faith backgrounds are welcome to attend, so bring a friend!

    Grab a pen and paper for taking notes. If time allows, we will have a Q&A session at the end. Of course, you can always send me an email with your questions and I'll do my best to answer them. 

    Hope to see you all tonight!
  • Coexist or Contradict - Week 9 - Buddhism

     
    Join us tonight at 9PM in the TUC Food Court as we continue our discussions on various world religions! Tonight's meeting will focus on Buddhism. Remember, all faith backgrounds are welcome to attend, so bring a friend!

    Grab a pen and paper for taking notes. If time allows, we will have a Q&A session at the end. Of course, you can always send me an email with your questions and I'll do my best to answer them. 
     

    Also, our outreach for this month is at the St. Patrick's Parade in Downtown Cincinnati! This is a fun and easy way to "get your feet wet" with sharing your faith! The outreach starts at 11:30am on Saturday (03/14/15). Let me know if you plan to attend or need a ride!

     Hope to see you all tonight!
  • Coexist or Contradict - Week 8 - Catholicism

     
     
    Join us tonight at 9PM in the TUC Food Court as we continue our discussions on various world religions! Tonight's meeting will focus on Catholicism. Remember, all faith backgrounds are welcome to attend, so bring a friend!

    Grab a pen and paper for taking notes. If time allows, we will have a Q&A session at the end. Of course, you can always send me an email with your questions and I'll do my best to answer them. 

     Hope to see you all tonight!
  • Coexist or Contradict - Week 7 - New Age & Wicca

    Join us tonight at 9PM in the TUC Food Court as we continue our discussions on various world religions! Tonight's meeting will focus on the New Age Movement and Wiccan (Witchcraft) beliefs. Remember, all faith backgrounds are welcome to attend, so bring a friend!

    Grab a pen and paper for taking notes. If time allows, we will have a Q&A session at the end. Of course, you can always send me an email with your questions and I'll do my best to answer them. 

    A recording of the lesson will be posted here after the class.
  • Coexist or Contradict - Week 6 - Universalism

     

    Join us tonight at 9PM in the TUC Food Court as we continue our discussions on various world religions! Tonight's meeting will focus on Universalism. Remember, all faith backgrounds are welcome to attend, so bring a friend!

    Grab a pen and paper for taking notes. If time allows, we will have a Q&A session at the end. Of course, you can always send me an email with your questions and I'll do my best to answer them. 

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  • Coexist or Contradict - Week 5 - Hinduism

     

    Join us tonight at 9PM in the TUC Food Court as we continue our discussions on various world religions! Tonight's meeting will focus on Hinduism. Remember, all faith backgrounds are welcome to attend, so bring a friend!

    Grab a pen and paper for taking notes. If time allows, we will have a Q&A session at the end. Of course, you can always send me an email with your questions and I'll do my best to answer them. 

    An audio recording should be posted here shortly after the meeting!
  • Coexist or Contradict - Week 4 - Mormonism

    Join us tonight at 9PM in the TUC Food Court as we continue our discussions on various world religions! Tonight's meeting will focus on Mormonism. Remember, all faith backgrounds are welcome to attend, so bring a friend!

    Bring a pen and paper for taking notes. If time allows, we will have a Q&A session at the end. Of course, you can always send me an email with your questions and I'll do my best to answer them. 

    Recording of this meeting should be posted here sometime this week!
  • Coexist or Contradict - Week 3 - Islam

    Join us tonight at 9PM in the TUC Food Court as we continue our discussions on various world religions! Tonight's meeting will focus on Islam. Remember, all faith backgrounds are welcome to attend, so bring a friend!

    Bring a pen and paper for taking notes. If time allows, we will have a Q&A session at the end. Of course, you can always send me an email with your questions and I'll do my best to answer them. 

    Audio from tonight's meeting will be posted here to download later this week.
  • Coexist or Contradict - Week 2 - Jehovah's Witnesses

     
     
    Join us at 9PM on TUESDAY in the TUC Food Court as we continue our discussions on various world religions! This meeting will focus on Jehovah's Witnesses a.k.a. The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society. Remember, all faith backgrounds are welcome to attend, so bring a friend!

    Bring a pen and paper for taking notes. If time allows, we will have a Q&A session at the end. Of course, you can always send me an email with your questions and I'll do my best to answer them. 

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  • Coexist or Contradict - Week 1 - Biblical Christianity

    Join us tonight at 9PM in the TUC Food Court as we start our discussions on various world religions! Our first meeting will focus on Biblical Christianity, Worldviews, and what exactly makes a group non-Christian. Remember, all faith backgrounds are welcome to attend, so bring a friend!

    Bring a pen and paper for taking notes. If time allows, we will have a Q&A session at the end. Of course, you can always send me an email with your questions and I'll do my best to answer them. 

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  • New Year, New Semester

     


     

  • Refuting the Watchtower

    "And behold, some men were bringing on a bed a man who was paralyzed, and they were seeking to bring him in and lay him before Jesus, but finding no way to bring him in, because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and let him down with his bed through the tiles into the midst before Jesus. And when he saw their faith, he said, 'Man, your sins are forgiven you.' And the scribes and the Pharisees began to question, saying, 'Who is this who speaks blasphemies? Who can forgive sins but God alone?'" 

    "When Jesus perceived their thoughts, he answered them,'Why do you question in your hearts? Which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven you,’ or to say, ‘Rise and walk’? But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins'—he said to the man who was paralyzed—'I say to you, rise, pick up your bed and go home.' And immediately he rose up before them and picked up what he had been lying on and went home, glorifying God." (Luke 5:18-25)
    The next time you have some Jehovah Witnesses (JW) ring your doorbell, don't feel like you have to duck behind the couch! Use the above passage to cause doubt in their mind regarding everything they've been taught by the Watchtower Society. (Make sure you're polite, humble, and loving while talking with them.)

    This passage of Scripture has not been tainted (yet) in the New World Translation (NWT) so have them use their own bible. As you begin reading, emphasize verse 21, where it says, "Who is this who speaks blasphemies? Who can forgive sins but God alone?

    The JW's will probably try to stop here to twist what Jesus was saying or attempt to leave. Share some verses with them that DO show God forgives sin, but return to Luke 5 and continue reading the passage. It is very important to finish the passage from Luke (Mark 2:6-12 is the same account and can also be used).

    When you get to verse 24, put emphasis on "the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins." They should begin making the connection and a seed of doubt will be planted inside their head. Will your visitor drop to their knees and cry out to God in repentance at this point? Probably not. In fact, you probably won't notice any difference, but as they leave, pray that these misguided people will think about what you've shared with them.

    Remember, you must be loving and humble in your interactions with them. "Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God." (James 1:19-20). Your actions will speak louder than your words. Try putting yourself into their shoes and imagine how you would want someone to correct your beliefs.

    OTHER HELPFUL VERSES:
    Isaiah 43:25
    Psalm 103:2, 3
    Psalm 130:3, 4
    Mark 2:6-12

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