RE: (post?) [asa] promise trumps biology (accepting biological evolution for Adam)

From: Alexanian, Moorad <>
Date: Wed Dec 17 2008 - 20:32:13 EST


This is was more a general question regarding how to talk to incoming, university students in order to strengthen and thus prevent a fall away from their Christian faith. Does one approach it through apologetics? Or, clarify the different kinds of knowledge that they will be exposed to and how some are very limited in scope and do not handle all the important human questions. This is more or less what I did in a talk I gave to students in a Campus Crusade for Christ meeting. I think getting together with small groups of students and discuss issues that come up in their classes can be very practical and of direct help.



From: George Murphy []
Sent: Wed 12/17/2008 7:08 PM
To: Alexanian, Moorad; Dehler, Bernie;
Subject: Re: (post?) [asa] promise trumps biology (accepting biological evolution for Adam)

Moorad -

That's hard to say without knowing more details &, specifically, what
challenges he was facing. Maybe this is better dealt with offlist.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Alexanian, Moorad" <>
To: "George Murphy" <>; "Dehler, Bernie"
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Sent: Wednesday, December 17, 2008 5:45 PM
Subject: RE: (post?) [asa] promise trumps biology (accepting biological
evolution for Adam)

George, your points are well taken. My concern as a Christian, university
professor is the young, Christian students that enter a secular university
and are bombarded with a philosophy and worldview that may be quite contrary
to the Christian worldview. For such students this verse is quite
specifically true, "Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the
devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour." 1
Peter 5:8. Witness Jessie Kilgore, a 22 year old, former Christian,
internet-savvy, military veteran who committed suicide on October 25,
2008.How do you suggest we address such situations?


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