Introducing FreeThinking Ministries!

Tim

Stratton

(The FreeThinking Theist)

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January 14, 2016

Welcome to FreeThinking Ministries! We have been active in strengthening the faith of young Christians and graciously challenging non-believers around the world this past year and have just now officially launched www.freethinkingministies.com. FreeThinking Ministries is having an impact on a daily basis. Whether it be on Facebook or face-to-face, on-line or off-line, FreeThinking Ministries is making waves for God’s glory—and we are just getting started!

The primary goal of FreeThinking Ministries is to equip the church to engage the culture. We desire to speak to churches on Sunday mornings, or youth groups on Wednesday nights, or any other event throughout the week. We hope that our website will be utilized by those in the church as a “toolbox” of sorts. Whenever a pastor, Sunday school teacher, or the average church attender has a question regarding what they should believe and why they should believe it, we hope the FreeThinking Ministries toolbox provides answers for their tough questions.

We are also in the process of developing a curriculum that teaches the average Sunday school teacher how to communicate theological, philosophical, and apologetics based issues to average church attenders so that they can rationally share truth in this skeptical world.

I have joined forces with Timothy Fox, Richard Eng, and Jonathan Thompson (and several other guest contributors) to bring you a new website designed to help people think clearly and coherently. We have a desire for all people to possess knowledge (1 Timothy 2:4), but our primary focus is to help Christians understand exactly WHAT they should believe (theology), WHY they should believe it (apologetics), and HOW to rationally engage and share truth in our skeptical world we live in (evangelism). Please navigate your way around www.freethinkingministries.com and make sure to sign up for our weekly articles, podcasts, and occasional videos!

Finally, a couple of weeks ago I put my “pastor hat” back on and officiated a funeral. This was a particularly hard funeral to officiate because it was for a baby who had died at just 21 days old. The family was in so much distress and looking for answers. It is difficult for me to speak without sprinkling my message with “apologetics goodness.” I was amazed as I witnessed how practical apologetics can be, even at a funeral. The hope apologetics offers and the evidence for the truth of Christianity comforted the grieving family. I was able to show them that God does exist, life continues beyond the grave, and that they can make sure their baby leaves an eternal legacy if they choose to live for Jesus Christ today.

Apologetics is not only for academics. It provides hope and strengthens faith for everyone!

On the side of truth (John 18:37),

Tim Stratton

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About the Author

Tim

Stratton

(The FreeThinking Theist)

Tim pursued his undergraduate studies at the University of Nebraska-Kearney (B.A. 1997) and after working in full-time ministry for several years went on to attain his graduate degree from Biola University (M.A. 2014). Tim is currently enrolled at North-West University pursuing his Ph.D. in systematic theology with a focus on metaphysics, history, and biblical data.

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