what is equip?
Equip focuses on Apologetics, the rational evidence that proves the truth of Christianity using history, science, archaeology & philosophy.
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Equip with Hugh Ross
Moderated by: Neil Mammen
Thursday, February 18th, 4:00-6:00 PM PST
Come join us for Equip with scientist and apologist, Hugh Ross. Hugh has the uncanny ability to prove the existence of God through science. Using evidence and logic, Hugh proves the Trinity and resolves the Predestination and Free Will paradox. He also shows how God can be all powerful and all personal at the same time. Lastly, he proves scientifically how Jesus can die for the sins of billions of people.
You will find his evidence and arguments compelling.
Astronomer and best-selling author, Hugh Ross travels the globe speaking on the compatibility of scientific discoveries and faith. His organization, Reasons to Believe (RTB), is dedicated to demonstrating that science and biblical faith are allies, not enemies.
Hugh shares this message through numerous books - including Improbable Planet, Navigating Genesis, Hidden Treasures in the Book of Job, and Why the Universe Is the Way It Is - as well as articles, videos, and podcasts. He has also spoken at 300 universities, 400 churches, and numerous conferences around the world.
Hugh has made countless media appearances, including The Dennis Prager Show, FOX News, The 700 Club, The Eric Metaxas Show, and Coast to Coast AM with George Noory. He has also appeared in numerous magazines and news articles such as Christianity Today, Charisma magazine, and The Wall Street Journal.
why does equip exist?
Connect Silicon Valley is looking to bring Christ to the hearts of those in the Valley. To achieve this, we need to equip Christians to reach their non-Christian colleagues, families and friends with love.
The technology world needs to know that Christianity is not a Blind Faith and it is not a religion of the gullible but rather the intellectual conviction of many of the deepest thinkers, the greatest scientists, and the greatest philosophers. From Augustine to CS Lewis, from Newton, Kepler, Faraday, Maxwell, and Pasteur to Pascal. From Ockham to Plantinga.
The very concept of the scientific method presumes the Philosophic concept of rationality that logically cannot arise from randomness.
"Supposing there was no intelligence behind the universe, no creative mind. In that case, nobody designed my brain for the purpose of thinking. It is merely that when the atoms inside my skull happen, for physical or chemical reasons, to arrange themselves in a certain way, this gives me, as a by-product, the sensation I call thought. But, if so, how can I trust my own thinking to be true? It's like upsetting a milk jug and hoping that the way it splashes itself will give you a map of London. But if I can't trust my own thinking, of course, I can't trust the arguments leading to Atheism, and therefore have no reason to be an Atheist, or anything else. Unless I believe in God, I cannot believe in thought: so I can never use thought to disbelieve in God."
how does equip help people connect with god and with each other?
We spend 1/3 of our lives with our colleagues at work. How do we engage with them on the most important topic of all -eternal life- while maintaining their intellectual and scientific respect? We need to do this without being awkward or being seen as some sort of a fanatic. Equip provides regular training in how to answer some of the toughest questions of life, and provides answers as to why Christianity is true.
Some topics we cover:
- Proving that blind faith is dangerous
- Proving its reasonable to think that God exists
- Proving the manuscripts of the Bible that we have were passed on accurately
- Proving that Jesus of Nazareth was a real human being in history
- Proving it is reasonable to think that Jesus physically died and physically rose from the dead
- Showing why the existence of evil proves there is a supreme moral lawgiver
- Explaining why there is still suffering and evil if God exists