Adversity can lead to doubt on the deepest levels: compared to others who have it "all together," our lives, with our difficulties, can seem beyond our ability to deal with daily tasks, let alone bigger topics like purpose, love, or faith. Our guest was born facing a unique kind of adversity. Yet after he surrendered his life to Christ as a young man, he learned that only in Christ could true worth and purpose be found—freeing him from others' comparisons and restrictions to live a full life that seemed impossible. Join us to hear a story that will teach us to tackle life's challenges with grace and creativity—as he shows us how to see your life through Christ's eyes.
The Christian faith seems rife with paradoxes—a compassionate God who sanctions genocide, and all-powerful God who allows horrific suffering, a God who owns everything yet demands so much from his followers, a God who is distant and yet present at the same time. Many of us have big questions about God that the Christian faith seems to leave unanswered, so we push them to the back of our minds for fear of destabilizing our beliefs. But what if the tension between apparently opposing doctrines is exactly where faith comes alive? What if this ancient faith has survived so long not in spite of but precisely because of these apparent contradictions? What if it is in the difficult parts of the Bible that God is most clearly revealed? Join us to learn how the paradoxes that seem like they ought to undermine belief are actually the heart of our vibrant faith.
Daniel Ritchie has been in student ministry for many years and has a B.A. in biblical studies and the history of ideas from the College at Southeastern. He is speaker and writer for such publications as Desiring God and For the Church.
Dr. Krish Kandiah is the founding director of Home For Good, a young charity seeking to make a real difference in the lives of vulnerable children by finding loving homes for children in the care system. He has written 12 books and writes regularly for Christianity Today. Krish holds degrees In Chemistry, Missiology and Theology. His PhD Is from Kings College, London.