“Obscure, Outdated & Irrelevant? Why would anyone follow Jesus in 2012?”
When: Tuesday 20th November 2012, 5:54-6:45pm
Speaker: Nick Tucker, Research Fellow at Oak Hill Theological College
Venue: The Living Room, 80 Deansgate, M3 2ER
Cost: £5 (food and refreshments provided)
Online Booking: www.otqwhyfollow.eventbrite.co.uk
Chloe is in her twenties, religious faith doesn’t feature in her life. When asked about religious beliefs she states: “I would agree that a lot of rules that were set out so many thousands of years ago are not as relevant in today’s society. The story behind it all doesn’t interest me at all. That was then, this is now. It’s just what I believe about here and now.” Roy, in his sixties, commented he cannot see the point in following Jesus, or any other religious leader, surely it’s a matter of personal opinion.
Perhaps you share these opinions and haven’t heard a good response to these valid questions. In his talk Nick will look at three specific criticisms about the Christian faith: it’s outdated, obscure and irrelevant. He will show how and why they have gained support as well presenting the bold claims of Jesus and the answer he gives to our ultimate question about life and death.
“Open to Question” is designed to give people working in the city centre the opportunity to explore obstacles to the Christian faith.
What to expect:
- A relaxed environment with great food.
- An opportunity to hear a conversational talk that answers common objections and gives a credible reason for following Jesus Christ.
- An opportunity to ‘grill the speaker’ after the talk with follow up questions. Questions can be written down anonymously so there’s no pressure to speak out loud.
Event Date: 2012-11-20
Event Price: £5 (food and refreshments provided)