The Holocaust and the attack on the World Trade Center are just two of many atrocities which have been witnessed in history. Car accidents, murder, AIDS and genocide, all can be found by scanning one day’s news. “Why?” is the most-frequently asked question. In fact, when the pollster George Barna asked Americans, “If you could ask God one question and knew He would give you an answer, what would you ask?”—the top response (17%) was, “Why is there so much pain and suffering?” The answer to this question is found at two levels of human experience. [Read more…]
Archives for April 2012
“Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! I know it for a fact now! It is not simply a nice folklore tradition; it is not a myth and not a later Church doctrinal invention but a fact of history. I will be celebrating Easter this year quite differently than I have before. I always considered myself a believer but only now I actually became one—I know what, whom and why I believe. Thank you for bringing your [FaithSearch Discovery] seminar to our class so timely—right before the Pascha celebration!”
One of the participants last night at the Uspenie (Dormition) Orthodox Cathedral in Kharkov, Ukraine, responded to the FaithSearch Discovery event this way: “It was so unusual! Not a lecture or a class. Not even a sermon but like meeting with a good old friend who was sharing from the bottom of his heart! I cannot believe it actually took three full hours without even taking a break! I have attended many presentations and conferences but this one was absolutely different! Each word was supported and enforced by the image on the screen that will now stay in my memory forever. What an excellent addition to the Philosophy course I am taking at the Kharkov State University!
I hope that my presentation at the History Department of the Kharkov State University two hours from now will call for similar reaction from the student audience.