The Reasons For My Hope

"But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect." - Peter The Apostle

Peter calls Christians to "give an answer" for the hope we have. My purpose in life is to embrace the life of Jesus Christ and I share here what my beliefs are founded on. How strong or weak our belief foundation is, determines how we survive and thrive when faced with the beautiful and difficult realities along our journey of life.

I've organized the reasons below using the phrases general and personal (simply click tags to filter). Personal reasons are my own experiences that strengthened my faith and are shared to encourage you. The general reasons transcend my personal experiences and help you to anchor our beliefs in something greater and stronger than my anecdotal stories.

To help meet you where you are, I've also added two filters, "Why God?" & "Why Christianity?". Simply filter the reasons down to the ones most relevant to you.

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My Personal Story

My Personal Story

In the first portion of my life, I experienced a powerful and positive community centered around the Life of Jesus. As I left this "Garden of Eden", I found myself broken, isolated and just trying to survive the harsh realities of life. It was at this moment when cried to God that my way was not working, please show me yours.

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Who Needs God?

Who Needs God?

"Who needs God? Perhaps nobody. Perhaps everybody. Perhaps we should talk about it." In this series Andy Stanley dives into the conclusions of what life looks like without God. What is the source of faith as Christians? Who is God according to Jesus? Why would God allow suffering in this world? These questions and more answered in this 6-part series.

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The Historical Case For The Life, Death & Resurrection Of Jesus of Nazareth

The Historical Case For The Life, Death & Resurrection Of Jesus of Nazareth

For Christians, our entire faith hinges on Jesus existing, dying and coming back to life. So, what does history have to say about Jesus? And what do both skeptical and Christian scholars have to say about this historical figure? How does it hold up against the scrutiny?

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What Is The Source Of Love, Relationship, Community & Justice?

What Is The Source Of Love, Relationship, Community & Justice?

There is a beautifully complete answer to where love, relationship, community and justice come from. It's found in the nature of God as articulated in Christianity. In this video, former muslim Abdu Murray articulates this as he shares the story of his conversion to Christianity.

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Does Genesis Accurately Communicate The Creation Events?

Does Genesis Accurately Communicate The Creation Events?

Is Genesis the achilies heel of Christianity? In this compelling video message from astronomer Dr. Hugh Ross, he walk us through the creation account described in Genesis 1 and matches it with our current scientific understanding of the creation. What he finds is quite astonishing.

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Where Does Our Sense Of Right & Wrong Come From?

Where Does Our Sense Of Right & Wrong Come From?

We can be good without believing in God, but can we BE GOOD if there is NO GOD? There is something inside of us that communicates what is right or wrong. What is the source of these values, and what does it tell us about that source?

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Where Did The Universe Come From?

Where Did The Universe Come From?

The universe had a definite beginning. It was the moment when time and space came into existance. Did it come from nothing? Can the universe exist without a cause? If it can't, what was the cause of our universe?

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