If we're honest, most of us feel bored, distracted, or discouraged in prayer. We look for resources to give us the "right" words or teach us the "right" technique and are disappointed when they don't seem to help. What we fail to realize is that prayer isn't a place for us to be good or right, and it isn't a place for us to perform or prove our worth. It's a place for us to be honest, present, and known--a place for us to offer ourselves and receive God. Join us to learn how to fearlessly draw near to a holy God, pray without ceasing (and without posturing), and delight in the experience of being fully known and fully loved.
What makes life meaningful? More to the point, what makes our life meaningful? Without a good answer to that question, we can expend much energy and experience much anxiety as we attempt to live lives of significance, only to find that in the end we missed the point entirely and along the way were deeply dissatisfied. But there is hope. Our guest will show us that life is only meaningful if God exists. He then will show how that fundamental fact provides clarity for some of the most important questions of our lives, including Who am I? How should I treat others? What should I do with my life? How do I make sense of suffering?
Kyle Strobel (Ph.D. University of Aberdeen) is a systematic theologian who teaches spiritual theology for Talbot’s Institute for Spiritual Formation and Spiritual Formation Focus programs. His areas of interest include systematic theology, Jonathan Edwards, spiritual formation and prayer. He writes both popular and academic books and articles, and is on the preaching team at Redeemer Church, La Mirada.
Michael Sherrard (MDiv, Luther Rice College and Seminary) is lead pastor at Crosspoint Community Church, speaker for the Life Training Institute, and faculty member at Summit Ministries. He speaks at churches, camps, and conferences, including the National Conference for Christian Apologetics, Summit Ministries, and the Clarkson Academy in Great Britain. He has also appeared on numerous television and radio programs, such as Fox & Friends and Moody Radio. Author of Relational Apologetics and contributing author to the Revised Student's Apologetics Study Bible, Sherrard writes regularly on cultural, theological, and worldview issues in publications such as the Christian Research Journal and The Stream.