“Faith and the Big Questions” is a Catholic apologetics series for youth and adults. This series includes the following sessions (click session title for more info):
- (1) Is There Evidence that God Exists?
- (2) Which Is True: Creation, Evolution, or Both?
- (3) Why Would a Loving God Allow Evil, Pain and Suffering?
- (4) Is Jesus Truly the Son of God?
- (5) How Are We Saved?
- (6) Why Go to Church?
This series has two objectives. The first is to help those who are searching for their own answers to these “big questions” in life. The second is to equip Catholics to better respond to St. Peter’s challenge to “always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have” (1 Peter 3:15). In other words, these sessions are intended to help strengthen our faith, as well enable us to better explain and share our faith.
These custom-developed sessions are dynamic and interactive, featuring modern multimedia presentations (Microsoft PowerPoint® with embedded video clips), as well as optional small group discussion and engaging activities for students.
A popular option is to start with a 2-part mini-series on science and faith. The first multimedia presentation covers the scientific and human evidence of God’s existence and the second discusses the Catholic Church’s position on evolution and creation.
Another option is to do this 6-session program in two parts of three sessions each. The first 3-session part focuses on questions about God and includes the first three presentations on God’s existence, evolution, and suffering. The second part focuses on questions about Jesus and includes the last three presentations on Jesus, salvation, and the Church. Each of these 3-session parts can be done over three consecutive evenings or the same evening of the week over three consecutive weeks, if near Washington, DC.
When done with Catholic parish youth groups, schools, and college campus ministries, this program is best presented using two sessions per year over a 3-year rotating cycle. For more information on scheduling this apologetics series with middle/high school and college students, please CLICK HERE.
This program (also called “Faith Challenges”) has received an official Nihil Obstat from the Roman Catholic Vicariate of Arabia.