Equipping believers with answers to the tough biblical, ethical, and philosophical questions of our time.
"False ideas are the greatest obstacles to the reception of the Gospel. We may preach with all the fervor of a reformer and yet succeed to win only a straggler here and there, if we permit the whole collective thought of the nation or of the world to be controlled by ideas which, by resistless force of logic, prevent Christianity from being regarded as anything more than a harmless delusion. Under such circumstances, what God desires us to do is to destroy the obstacle at its root."
J. Gresham Machen,
"Christianity and Culture"
Princeton Theological Review vol. 11 1913
1 Peter 3:15 command the church to "always be prepared to give a defense for the hope that is within you". The popularity of the New Atheists, the continued push of Darwinism in schools and the growing antagonism toward Biblical beliefs means we need to heed that command more now than ever. As society grows increasingly secular, Christians today face more challenges than ever in not only living out their faith, but in effectively sharing it with others.
Come Let Us Reason Together is the Harvest apologetics ministry dedicated to equipping Christians to stand strong in their faith and helping them effectively share it with others. With monthly instruction, podcasts, online resources, and trips that offer real-world experience, we tackle the biggest objections to Christianity and teach believers on how to be appealing, intelligent ambassadors for Christ.
Our prayer and objective is to:
1. Strengthen believers' faith by demonstrating Christianity is an intelligent, rational faith
2. Show that there are good answers to the toughest objections offered against it
3. Help train the church to be able to defend their beliefs when challenged
4. Help the church think clearly about issues of God and culture
About the Instructor
Lenny Esposito is president and founder of Come Reason Ministries, a Christian apologetics organization and the popular www.comereason.org Web site. Lenny has authored over 150 articles dealing with intellectually strenuous topics such as the existence of God, theology, philosophy, social issues and Biblical difficulties. Lenny is an in-demand speaker, teaching at conferences, universities, churches and group studies. A contributor to the popular Apologetics Study Bible for Students, his articles have also appeared in The Los Angeles Times and the Southern California Christian Times as well as several denominational publications.
The Come Let Us Reason Together apologetics class meets the second Monday of each month at 7:00 P.M. in the Harvest Resource Center. Childcare is provided. Upcoming classes and topics are listed below. For a downloadable version of this year's schedule, click here.
The Come Let Us Reason Together podcast lets you listen to the "Come Let Us Reason" apologetics class anytime! Offering real answers to questions about ethics, religious beliefs, and arguments against the Christian perspective, you only need to click to subscribe and hear how rational faith can be!
Reaching Muslims Through Jesus
Reaching Muslims Through Jesus - Q&A
Nabeel Qureshi, Pastor Daniel Eichelberger, and Lenny Esposito
Love Your God with All Your Heart
Dr. J.P. Mooreland
Apologetics Seminar on Gay Marriage
To equip Christians to confidently build relationships with Muslims and engage them with the truth of the gospel.
Why Dearborn, Michigan?
Dearborn is home to America's largest Muslim population and its oldest and largest Mosque. Every Father's Day weekend, Dearborn hosts a three-day Arab Festival that celebrates Islamic culture and is attended by some 300,000 visitors.
Trip attendees will be partnering with both local and international ministries to reach out to Muslims and others attending the festival. Extensive training will equip you to share your faith with those who so desperately need it.
|Transportation:||Plane from Ontario Airport to Detroit Metro Airport|
|Cost:||$1,000 for the five-day trip (price includes training, airfare, basic lodging, 4 breakfasts and 2 dinners, and a book on Islam); $500 non-refundable deposit due March 17; final payment due April 28|
Dearborn Evangelical Covenant Church
18575 Outer Dr., Dearborn, MI
|What to Bring:||A separate list of items to bring is available. A signed waiver form is required for all participants.|
To register online for this event please click here. For more information, call 951-687-6902