Session Topics: Todd Cothran

The Case for the Resurrection

Tuesday, June 26, Session 3

 

“Everything hinges on the resurrection.” This quote by author Lee Strobel is not an exaggeration. If the Resurrection did not happen, then the apostle Paul was right when he said, “our preaching is worthless and so is your faith" (1 Corinthians 15:14). Is there good reason to believe Jesus rose from death to life, or do Christians rely on a “blind faith” when it comes to the Resurrection? This talk will give solid reasons why anyone who looks at the evidence should believe in the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Jesus Among Other Gods

Tuesday, June 26, Session 4

We are living in a time when you can believe anything as long as you do not claim it to be true for everyone. Do Christians have good reasons to believe that Jesus is “the way, the truth, and the life,” and that “no one comes to the Father except through the Son” (John 14:6)? To many, this claim sounds too exclusive. “Surely,” they say, “God is more inclusive and accepts people from many faiths as long as they’re sincere.” This talk will look at various claims (in and outside of Christianity) concerning whether Jesus is the only way one can be saved.

Amusing Ourselves to Death

Thursday, June 28, Session 3

Whether it's the news, the latest Hollywood movie, or the chart-topping hit song, every entertainment outlet is filled with ideas. These ideas shape the way we think; they shape our worldview. In this talk, Pastor Cothran gives students some steps to navigating our entertainment-filled culture without lulling our minds to sleep—or worse, "amusing ourselves to death" (as Neil Postman put it in his book of the same title). 

What Is a Successful Life?

Friday, June 29, Session 5

 

Everyone wants to succeed in life, but the definition of what a successful life is varies widely. This talk will explore what the Bible says about the successful life and will consider seven keys to the well-lived life. These keys revolve around the reality of being a new creation in Christ and how this new identity should have an impact on every area of our lives, so that when the end of our life comes, we can say with Paul, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith" (2 Timothy 4:7).

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