2015 Update!!!

Ratio Christi is now planted and has a director at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville!!! Peter Freund is the new director (wpfreund@gmail.com). Please check back or contact him or Ratio Christi directly to find out more information (banderson@ratiochristi.org). Get as many people as you can setup to take advantage of this unique and 100% Free opportunity to learn apologetics 101.

*Also please check back at www.Apologetics101.org as I will be updating this site to be self-serving for those who cannot make it to Fayetteville. (This will be complete with a certificate program to really help you prepare for an increasingly post-Christian culture here in the United States).

Always trust in Him and we wish you all a blessed Holiday season!

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The End or the Beginning?!

 

Good Day Friends!

The Dr. Pandit event was good (about 50 people at each seminar) though I was disapointed that more people who expressed so much interest in me bringing in another guest speaker/apologist were noticably absent? :o (
Nonetheless thank you all very much and I do hope if you have not already done so you will stop by our shop (FILL MY CUP in the Rogers Frisco Mall) to get a copy of Dr. Pandit’s book for just $5!!! Also all of our apologetics DVDs/Books are marked down to $5 as we have made the decision to not re-new our lease in August. So after 2 blessed years we will be closing our doors on July 31st to persue more “be still and know that I am God” type devotions. ;o) It is easy to get lost in the “human-doings” rather than “human-beings” of apologetics and miss the forrest for the trees. Also we are hoping to persue our own family and with that more on the Home School Movement (since we simply can no longer trust public education). Please check back periodically as well as on my own work-site: www.ThePhilosophyOfHistory.org

*With the shop closing obviously our apologetical meetings have also came to a close climaxing with Dr. Pandit’s speaking weekend in May. However we have been giving 5% of all income from Fill My Cup to Ratio Christi the last 2 years to get a NW Arkansas apologist setup so please do not hesitate to contact them to see what they have finalized and also know we will only be an email away if you need anything of have any questions. Many thanks and all glory and praise be to Him!

Ratio Christi contact: banderson@ratiochristi.org  

Website: (http://ratiochristi.org/)

Always and Forever In Christ,

James and Gina Stroud

Find out more about Homeschooling in NWA: http://nwachea.org/general-information/

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PLEASE Make Plans to Attend this Event!!!

 

We have the honor of hosting Christian Apologist Dr. Subodh Pandit of India at NWACC (Northwest Community College – White Auditorium (Front Main Entrance to the College)) on Friday May 16th at 6:30pm and Saturday May 17th at 1pm (Parts 1 and 2) and afterwards to sign copies of his book at Fill My Cup Coffee Lounge (Rogers Frisco Mall)!!!

Please do not miss this opportunity to bring friends, colleagues and churches to hear Dr. Pandit speak on World Religions, why there must be a God and why Christian theism is the true world view. Dr. Pandit is just finishing up his South African and European tour so it is indeed an honor to host him here in Northwest Arkansas!!! MANY FREE DVDs, books and more will also be given away to all who attend so please make plans to attend and tell everyone you know!!! Everything is 100% FREE – we just wish to help equip those inquiring as to the reality of God and answering the “Why Christianity?” as well as helping to equip believers and churches on having answers to their faith in an increasingly hostile world (1 Peter 3:15).

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*Questions Email: TheMartyrsCry@yahoo.com NWACC Address: One College Drive Bentonville, AR 72712 EXIT 86, toward ROGERS Turn RIGHT onto SE 14TH ST/US-62 across from Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market and Arvest Bank): http://www.mapquest.com/#b39ff8dfa0500859487d21e5

 ** If you come into any entrance of the main NWACC building right off of the road there will be signs as well as NWACC faculty that will easily be able to point you to WHITE AUDITORIUM (you can’t miss it) but here is a map of NWACC’s layout if needed (1st floor WHITE AUDITORIUM): http://content.nwacc.edu/marketing/roomMaps/Burns-Hall-Layout.pdf

***Dr. Pandit’s Site: www.SearchSeminars.org and to see the beginnings of one of Dr. Pandit’s presentations on Christianity, atheism and world religions: www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0yIljyu9K8 or www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOy5rsZpZQU

 

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Philosophy of Art Exhibit March – May

As Francis Schaeffer long lamented, many Christians have tragically put the Arts in the corner of a dark room and allowed the secular authorities to take it over and thus communicate to the Artistic world that Art and the Christians are non-compatibable with one another. From March through May Fill My Cup Coffee Lounge will be featuring a number of Art pieces (both local and abroad) to hopefully help correct this over-sight while placing an emphasis on “Art for God’s Sake” instead of “Art for Art’s sake” and thus help better articulate and communicate Christ through the Arts. Please make plans to come and visit.

  

*Our featured piece will be an embellished work (Dark Shalom) personally embellished by Makoto Fujimura!

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Please Make Plans to Attend!!!


We have the honor of hosting Christian Apologist Dr. Subodh Pandit of India at NWACC (Northwest Community College – White Auditorium (Front Main Entrance to the College)) on Friday May 16th at 6:30pm and Saturday May 17th at 1pm (Parts 1 and 2) and afterwards to sign copies of his book at Fill My Cup Coffee Lounge (Rogers Frisco Mall)!!!

Please do not miss this opportunity to bring friends, colleagues and churches to hear Dr. Pandit speak on World Religions, why there must be a God and why Christian theism is the true world view. Dr. Pandit is just finishing up his South African and European tour so it is indeed an honor to host him here in Northwest Arkansas!!! MANY FREE DVDs, books and more will also be given away to all who attend so please make plans to attend and tell everyone you know!!!

Everything is 100% FREE - we just wish to help equip those inquiring as to the reality of God and answering the “Why Christianity?” as well as helping to equip believers and churches on having answers to their faith in an increasingly hostile world (1 Peter 3:15).

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*Questions Email: TheMartyrsCry@yahoo.com

NWACC Address: One College Drive Bentonville, AR 72712

EXIT 86, toward ROGERS Turn RIGHT onto SE 14TH ST/US-62 across from Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market and Arvest Bank): http://www.mapquest.com/#b39ff8dfa0500859487d21e5

** If you come into any entrance of the main NWACC building right off of the road there will be signs as well as NWACC faculty that will easily be able to point you to WHITE AUDITORIUM (you can’t miss it) but here is a map of NWACC’s layout if needed (1st floor WHITE AUDITORIUM): http://content.nwacc.edu/marketing/roomMaps/Burns-Hall-Layout.pdf 

***Dr. Pandit’s Site: www.SearchSeminars.org and to see the beginnings of one of Dr. Pandit’s presentations on Christianity, atheism and world religions: www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0yIljyu9K8‎ or www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOy5rsZpZQU

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This Monday’ Night Class canceled due to icy roads

Sorry but most of the people I talked to decided we should just cancel our December meeting due to hazardous driving conditions. We will meet next month and hopefully be back on our “every 2nd Monday” schedule! Shoot me an email if you have any questions at all. God Bless and have a very Merry Christmas!!!

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Actually a very solid critique of Dr. Craig

Though I personally fall much more into the campe of a Francis Schaeffer on the issue, (this article seems to show why my agnostic stance like that of Schaeffer’s might be the more biblical one?) I have often asked Dr. Craig how he reconciles these difficulities in his philosophy with that of the Bible and though he is adament that he is not a concordist this particular article does articulate where some of his viewpoints do have holes it would seem:
http://creation.com/william-lane-craig-vs-creation 

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Comparative Religion?

Just a reminder that starting in October based on request we will begin a breakdown and study of comparative religions.

*Fill My Cup’s comparative religion library is available for everyone to read through and borrow in order to better supplement their knowledge since we can only do so much in a study that takes place the 2nd Monday of every month and lasts for about 90 minutes. ;o)

October: Judaism

November: Hinduism

December: Buddhism

January: Christianity re-visited (with attention to other off-shoot groups)

February: Islam

March: Open forum – Tentatively a breakdown of Protestant/Roman Catholic/Eastern Orthodox (The Reformation)

April: More Recent Religions

May: Tentative: Begin our systematic breakdown of the narratives of the Bible

 

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Reminder

Now that we are back from our 2 week tour of Italy, Greece and Turkey with Dr. Craig, his wife Jan and others the coffee shop/apologetics library and bookstore is open again (Tuesday – Friday 9am to 7pm and Saturday 9am – 4pm) and just a reminder that our RF Chapter meets every 2nd Monday of the month here at the coffee shop. Look forward to seeing you all again now that we are back in the States!!!

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March 11, 2013 (**Changed Date!)

*Very sorry for the late notice but due to several factors we are going to change the date to Monday which the shop is normally closed anyway so we will have it to ourselves.

Also I am assuming the only ones attending are the ones I have heard from so if you plan on coming please shoot me an email (ReasonableFaithFayetteville@yahoo.com) so I can plan accordingly.

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Per several requests we will begin having monthly meetings (every 2nd MONDAY of the month) beginning March 11th at Fill My Cup Coffee Lounge at 6:30pm, (see below post for directions and address).

The shop is closed on Monday so we will have it to ourselves and it will last until we are all basically ready to go home, (we will plan on 90 minutes but nothing set in stone).  By doing the study at the shop we have the opportunity that if someone is new to the realm of apologetics and has additional questions through the month they can stop by any evening that we are open and I will be available for any questions/concerns on a more one-on-one basis; if however one simply wants to meet one time per month only then they can also do that as well.

During our initial meeting I will provide some study guide material as well as books and though I will have an agenda for the rest of the year, we may have the luxury of taking a different approach or spending more (or less) time on a given subject.  It will be an informal set of studies and I will be posting our agenda on-line shortly. 

Please email me if you plan on attending or have any questions so that I can get a proper head-count for supplies.  Thanks again!

ReasonableFaithFayetteville@yahoo.com

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