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 “Former Atheist Lee Strobel Captivates Audiences at Northway Christian Community This Weekend! 

Kristen Agnew
Senior Staff Writer


Award-winning author of The Case for Faith and The Case for Christ, Strobel is known for his development of apologetics in the Christian community.  His story began as a personal investigation of Christianity's claims after he saw positive changes result from his wife's faith. Employed as a journalist by the Chicago Tribune and educated at Yale Law School (He earned his Master of Studies in Law in 1979), Lee joked, "You can imagine what kind of jerk...I was."  He said he had no problem calling up well-known theologians to set up conversations, which became the foundation for his books.  Lee emphasized that how the Christian community treats questions is important for the well-being of its members and for how we welcome individuals with doubts. 

He expressed the need for clearly-defined questions and objections to the Christian faith.  He said people are often afraid of Christians' responses and keep questions mulling around in their minds.  Hidden and vague questions, he said, impede the progression toward discovering spiritual truth.  Lee encouraged Christians to care for people genuinely and to explore questions with individual seekers. Being consistent in what we say and do will represent Christ better than giving the top 10 pieces of evidence for his resurrection. 

Lee defined objections to faith in Christ as "sticking points" that keep intellectual people from accepting something that heart is drawn toward. 

The three main lessons he learned from his journey toward faith: Seek sincerely, seek specifically, and seek whole-heartedly.  Even if you don't believe in God. He said his first prayer risked losing 10 seconds of his life: "God, I don't believe you're there, but if you are, show yourself to me."

Download Lee Strobel's Message Pt 1: (Mon, Sept 13, 2010, 10:51 a.m.)

Download Lee Strobel's Message Pt 2:
(Mon, Sept 13, 2010, 12:24 p.m.)

Download Lee Strobel's Message Pt 3:
(Mon, Sept 13, 2010, 12:30 p.m.)

North Way Christian Community broadcasts online
(www.northway.org) and operates a satellite campus on McKee Place near Hillman Library.  More information about Lee Strobel can be found at:  www.leestrobel.com

Kristen Agnew Lippert is a senior staff writer for Pittsburgh Standard and also serves as the staff advisor for the student organization of Pittsburgh Standard.

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