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Recently I spoke on a University campus and rather than present the students with a prepared talk I gave them the opportunity to set the agenda by texting in questions they were wrestling with and wondering about – hot topics – which I then answered as best I could in real time. I was only able to answer a handful of questions in the time given so I figured I would answer the rest (40 or so) via short video clips here over the next couple of weeks and months – and leave up for quick reference for regular readers of this blog. The answers are not exhaustive, overly nuanced (or overly produced – read me holding my iPhone) but give quick ideas and hints to at least speak to the burning questions of these students, and if we are honest, many of us as well.

Question set #1

DO YOU THINK THERE ARE MISTAKES IN THE BIBLE?

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT EVOLUTIONARY CREATIONISM (THEISTIC EVOLUTION)?

HOW DOES HELL SQUARE WITH THE CHARACTER OF A LOVING GOD?

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF SAME-SEX MARRIAGE?

IS THE GOD OF ISLAM THE SAME AS THE GOD OF CHRISTIANITY?

HOW IS A HUSBAND SUPPOSED TO LEAD HIS WIFE?

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST STRUGGLE RIGHT NOW?