Everybody yearns for happiness, and security in an intact identity; yet huge numbers of people find these goals elusive.
But then he just started laughing and made a face that seemed to say, “That story makes no sense.” So I asked him how the leader answered his question, and Lawrence’s laughter came to a sudden stop. He told me the Bible study leader took his question seriously and started by admitting that he wasn’t sure. That impressed Lawrence as humble and sincere.
The real heart behind NUA is to enable a better conversation about faith, which will enable young people to dig deeper, explore what they believe, and share honestly
“It was particularly fantastic to have so much time with a group, because you really get to know them and talk in-depth about their situations; specific friends they are trying to share their faith with, particular issues they are dealing with; and to pray with some of them too."
In the course of all that thinking, reading and debating, some of the things that I believe as a Christian have shifted and changed. Critically though, while I've heard every objection to God going, my faith is actually stronger.
After speaking about Jesus, we had a great Q&A, and then conversations went on late into the night..
“I know I am loved. I trust him and his perfect love. There is no room for fear,”
Andy interviewed David Robertson about his new book, and plans for Australia
Christianity was also, to my surprise, radical – far more radical than the leftist ideologies with which I had previously been enamoured.
“What does it mean to be human?” I think that is one of the great questions of our age which pops up all over the place.