Beginning in October, Christian Life presents four evening parent sessions, led by each of our Bible teachers, focusing on a different aspect of Bible curriculum. Open to all MPCS families, the "Living Biblically" series will offer parents the opportunity to meet and engage with Bible department faculty, while also creating opportunities for parents to engage with their children over Biblical topics they are both learning “together.”
Each session will last approximately one hour. Although session topics are unique and parents are encouraged to attend all four, parents do not have to attend all sessions in order to benefit from them.
Sessions will meet from 7:00-8:00 p.m. in Dozier Hall, Room 3201.
October 7: The Importance of Personal Biblical Literacy: Why Knowing the Bible Matters
Led by Robby Steltenpohl
This session will focus on the importance of knowing scripture for ourselves rather than just the traditional means of church or devotions, while also discussing how to build knowledge, refute “folk theology,” and embrace resources that can help us better understand scripture.
November 4: Everyone is a Theologian: On How Christian Doctrine Must be Central in the Lives of Believers
Led by Matt Manry
As Christians, we all have a responsibility to grow in our understanding and knowledge of God. One of the primary ways that this can be done is by diving deeper into a study of the primary doctrines of Christian belief. In this talk, we will discuss how everyone is a theologian and why all Christians must continuously strive to love God with all their mind (Luke 10:27).
November 18: Thinking and Living Christianly: The Integral Components of the Christian Worldview
Led by Dereko Robertson
To think like a Christian, we must understand the components that shape a Christian worldview. We live in a culture that generally lacks awareness of what is at the core of any belief system. Unfortunately, this is also often true for the Christian. This talk is designed to explore why an understanding of God’s absolute truth is essential, examine why the Bible is the number one authority for a Christian worldview, and engage in processing why Christ is the solution to every problem our world faces.
December 9: Apologetic Thinking: What is Christian apologetics and how do we practice it?
Led by Scott Minear
Studying 1 Peter 3:15 and Acts 17:16-34, we will seek to understand a biblical definition and scriptural model for Christian apologetics, which challenges Christians to embody being Christlike in a polarized society.