Apologetics INC

Alycia's Speaking Topics

This talk deals with a topic that many Christians deal with, but don’t often talk about. The topic of Doubt. What does God think of us when we doubt? How do we deal with doubt? What are some of the common questions in Christianity that make us doubt?

In this talk, I will look at common arguments people say for why they can’t believe in Christianity, such as, “There isn’t enough proof!” and “I can be a good person without God!” and review the inconsistencies between the criteria they place on Christianity vs. how they come to believe things in other areas of life. Oftentimes, this is the Christian who is doubting or the person who is agnostic or perhaps apathetic about Christianity or religion in general. Can we really be good on our own? Is there really not enough reason to believe?

No one needs to tell you that America is currently a country that is in a state of internal brokenness. Whether the battle is internal or external, the last several years have been quite divisive and have left people longing for someone to heal. This talk focuses not as much on the brokenness of our society but more so on what is broken in ourselves. We are looking for someone to fix us and save us from the destruction we see, not just as Americans but also as humans existing in a world of brokenness. Who can do that?

One of the most popular questions people have about God is the question of God’s hiddenness. “If God exists, why is He not more obvious? Why doesn’t he just show Himself to us if He is there? Doesn’t He want us to know Him?” This talk will consider ways in which God does reveal Himself, in addition to ways in which we don’t want Him to. It leaves us wondering, is the problem us or God?

This talk looks at the topic of romantic love. Depending on the event, it can include homosexuality and/or transgender. It talks about how love and sex have been so poorly used in our society. What does Christianity say about these topics? Is Christianity restrictive when it says that sexual activity is best expressed in marriage heterosexually? Isn’t love just love?

This talk deals with the ways that the existence of God is not incompatible with suffering. It is possible for God to exist and for suffering to exist. What are the reasons? Well, there are many, and the goal of this talk is to cover a few of them.

This talk differs in that the focus is less on the question of “Why does God allow suffering?” and instead focuses more on “Where is He in the pain?” This is often a more important and relevant question to seek an answer to because knowing why God allows suffering doesn’t alleviate the suffering one is experiencing. Is that because the comfort lies not in the answer to a question but in the presence of a Savior?

The most popular worldview encouraged in our society is the idea that God does not exist. While that sounds simple enough to accept, what many don’t realize is that once you say there is no God, many of your currently held beliefs have to change, too. This talk will look at why atheism as a worldview fails not just society but also the individual.

What compelled me to believe in Christianity when I doubted Christianity in the past? It is the perfection and unity of the Christian belief system in addition to the evidence for God. In this talk, I will look at why I chose Christianity over all the other belief systems.

With depression and suicide on the rise globally, what does Christianity offer in our darkest moments of despair, loneliness, sadness, and grief? This is a talk that addresses the question of loneliness, depression, grief, etc. It looks at some of the contributing factors to depression in our culture but also aims to encourage people to seek professional help when in these situations. This is NOT a talk about diagnosing or curing anyone, rather, it is intended to let people know that no matter how dark things seem, there is help and hope to reach out to.

One of the oldest questions is, “Why are we here?” We as humans long to know if there is anything great or meaningful about the achievements and success we strive for in our lives. What does Christianity have to say about this? Is there any point in all of this at all? Does my life matter? Is there meaning to anything I do?

This talk looks at one of the most common reasons given by atheism as to why they don’t have evidence for atheism. It discusses that no one should follow any belief system without evidence, yet atheism has none. Is that something that should be considered when deciding to be an atheist?

Christianity is not a new belief system, so how can we believe that it is relevant in modern times? How is it possible for an ancient text like the Bible to know anything about what moral system I should follow? In a world where Christianity seems so intolerant of those who think differently, we will take time to consider these complaints while also looking at how a thousand-year-old book truly sets the standard for how we should treat each other today.

As we look around us to friends, family members, co-workers etc., we notice that there are so many beliefs one can hold. Naturally, that makes us reflect on our own. How do we know Christianity is right? Is there evidence? How can Christianity be the only truth when there are so many good people in other faiths? Do all religions teach similar beliefs? It is important for us as Christians to ask these questions but also to know that what we are devoting our lives to is actually truth and not just cleverly devised stories.

In our modern era, it can be hard to think that there is a way to connect the gospel to our culture. But there is much we can learn from the scriptures as to how to communicate the message of Jesus and also how to get conversations started. Most specifically, we can look at the great evangelist Paul, who lived in such an anti-Christian world and yet found ways to make the gospel message beautiful and attractive.

It seems that we as a global society have settled on the latest cultural fad, commonly referred to as Cancel Culture. This culture seeks to eliminate from history an individual or organization if their views or actions counter the current cultural narrative or expectations. But is this a healthy method for the Christian? Should the church cancel people? Would Jesus cancel people?

The number of people identifying as transgender has risen sharply over the past several years, especially among young girls. This rise has caught the attention of journalists, scientists, and the medical community, many of whom have come to conclude that something is very wrong. Are gender and sex actually linked? What about those that “detransition?” And what about the fact that culture seems to be shifting its view of transgenderism? In this talk, we will look at some of the data that is coming out from various cultural sources as well as challenge Christians to think about how we can be Christ to a hurting people.

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