Conversation Stoppers are those common accusations, declarations, rhetorical questions, or sincere questions about various aspects of Christianity that can trip up or completely tongue tie the Christian, hence they "stop" the conversation. The Conversation Stoppers Series will enable you to respond to several common objections to the Christian faith. Each Conversation Stopper explains the typical assumptions behind the objection/question, provides key talking points to continue the conversation, and lists additional resources about the topic.
Part 2 of 2: Paul's writings on marriage are often twisted to accuse the church of being sexist and oppressing women. In this study, you will explore the real meaning and context of Paul's words on marriage, and what it says about the church's values for men and women. (Ephesians 5:17-6:9)
Part 1 of 2: God and the church are often accused of oppressing women and treating them as second-class citizens. In this study, you will discover the way Jesus treated women and his idea of what the church was supposed to look like. (Luke 7:36-8:3)
Explore how Christianity is a religion that is called to aid those who are marginalized in society. See what Jesus had to say to a religious teacher of his time about what it meant to truly love others around us. (Luke 10:25-37)
Believing in a God that people cannot physically see seems like blind faith to those who are not Christian. This GIG shows how Jesus is willing to give evidence of his existence to people, but also how evidence can only go so far. (John 20:24-29)
Some people think religion is an invention Christians create to cover their wounds and give them something to believe in so they can have confidence. In this study, participants will discover that we are all weak in some way and need Jesus to heal us and make us strong. (Mark 2:13-17)