We welcome this guest post by Sam Jackson, organizer of this event: “Faith and Public Conversation: Finding Purpose in an age of Anxiety”
What do you want to do in life: Help others? Make money? Change the world? Live comfortably? We presumably do most of what we do because we think it will make us happy. Does it? What are we doing all of this for?
There are so many good, big questions in life and some can create tremendous anxiety. Perhaps it is because there seems to be a lot riding on many of our decisions. Fortunately there are fewer more pivotal questions, the answers to which will help make it easier to approach life’s other questions with more certainty. Because so much of our joy and fulfillment hinges on these pivotal questions, it is crucial that we take the time to answer them well.
I love to explore and discuss the different answers to life’s most important questions. There are so many good resources for anyone who is honestly seeking answers, but one of the best that Lauren and I have found is an organization called Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM). Ravi Zacharias, arguably one of the greatest Christian thinkers of our time, and his team at RZIM present compelling and intellectually robust arguments from a Christian perspective as they address some of the most challenging, divisive topics. The impact that his books and podcasts have made on us and many others is one of the reasons we invited Kasey Leander, of RZIM, to present at Wayland High School Auditorium on March 2nd. We are hoping to provide a forum that will encourage people to slow down and consider one way to live a purposeful life in a society so crippled with anxiety. We want this forum to be a place where believers and skeptics feel comfortable bringing their doubts and questions and also feel comfortable offering constructive challenges to opposing views. The infamous disciple, “Doubting Thomas”, is sometimes seen in a negative light for his lack of faith, but I admire him for communicating his doubt to Jesus. Jesus then honored his honest skepticism with proof and Thomas responded with reverence and awe, “My Lord and my God!” John 20:28. People who are bold enough to seek answers may come to different conclusions but all will be rewarded as they better understand the strengths and weaknesses of their own beliefs.
Please tell your friends and neighbors to come with their difficult questions and an open mind to “Finding Purpose in an Age of Anxiety” at Wayland High School Auditorium on Monday, March 2nd at 6:30pm. We will start with a presentation and then have time for Q&A. The presenter, Kasey Leander from RZIM, is passionate and enthusiastic and we think will connect well with people of all ages and walks of life.
Faith and Public Conversations: Finding Purpose in and Age of Anxiety
With Kasey Leander of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries
Monday Mon, March 2, 2020 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM EST
Hope you can join us!