Hard Questions Panel Part 1

The audio is available for part 1 (the first hour) of our “Hard Questions” panel discussion from the campus of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. This discussion includes answers from Phil Nelson, pastor of Lakeland Baptist Church in Carbondale, IL, Jonathon Peters and Mark Warnock, pastors at First Baptist Church of Columbia, IL, and yours truely.

If the title of this post will not work, visit www.lakelandchurch.org to find the audio yourself.

Here are the questions you will hear us try to tackle:

0:03:09- How did you become a Christian? What was your college experience like?

0:17:14- What makes you qualified to answer questions about God? Why should we care what you think?

0:20:00- How can we be sure that the Bible is the word of God?

0:28:45- How can we be sure that the Bible contains the right books?

0:36:55- If God is all powerful and all good, why does He allow suffering to exist?

0:49:13- Would it be hypocritical for a Christian to support a female candidate for elected office if they wouldn’t also support a woman as pastor of their church? What does the Bible say about feminism?

1:03:55- What does the Bible say about homosexuality? How should Christians think about the legalization of homosexual marriage in areas of our country?