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July 8, 2019
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  • - HI, THANK YOU, GENTLEMEN,
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  • FOR YOUR WORDS THIS EVENING.
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  • I'M WONDERING IF YOU COULD
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  • DRAW SOME DIRECT APPLICABILITY
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  • FROM YOUR WORDS TONIGHT
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  • AND IF YOU COULD OFFER
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  • SOME THOUGHTS BOTH
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  • ON THE GENDER PRONOUN ISSUE,
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  • SPECIFICALLY, DO YOU THINK
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  • WE AS CHRISTIANS
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  • HAVE AN OBLIGATION
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  • TO CALL PEOPLE
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  • BY THEIR PREFERRED PRONOUN
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  • OR TO NOT, AND IF SO, WHY?
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  • AND, SECONDLY, IF YOU CAN OFFER
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  • SOME THOUGHTS ON SOME OF
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  • THE RATHER PROGRESSIVE
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  • SEXUAL EDUCATION
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  • THAT IS HAPPENING
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  • IN DIFFERENT PARTS
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  • OF THIS COUNTRY AND OTHERS,
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  • SPECIFICALLY DISCUSSING ISSUES
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  • OF SEXUAL OPTIONS
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  • AND GENDER FLUIDITY
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  • AT AGES THREE, FOUR, FIVE,
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  • SIX, SEVEN,
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  • AND IF YOU COULD OFFER
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  • YOUR THOUGHTS ON THAT,
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  • IT WOULD BE MOST WELCOME.
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  • - GREAT.
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  • JUST TO MAKE SURE
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  • I GOT THIS RIGHT.
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  • THE FIRST QUESTION RELATED TO:
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  • WHAT SHOULD CHRISTIANS
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  • THINK ABOUT GENDER PRONOUNS
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  • AND USING PREFERRED PRONOUNS
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  • THAT PEOPLE HAVE FOR THEMSELVES?
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  • AND THE SECOND QUESTION RELATED
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  • TO HOW SHOULD CHRISTIANS
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  • THINK ABOUT -- THIS IS
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  • A CANADIAN ISSUE RIGHT NOW --
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  • EDUCATION CURRICULUM
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  • IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS --
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  • - OR RESPOND TO.
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  • - -- THAT HAVE SEX EDUCATION.
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  • IT'S SOMETHING
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  • THAT'S BEEN DISCUSSED
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  • IF YOU'RE NORTH OF THE BORDER.
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  • HOW DO CHRISTIANS THINK ABOUT
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  • THAT AND THE TOPICS THAT
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  • ARE BREACHED IN THAT?
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  • - RAVI'S LOOKING AT ME,
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  • UNFORTUNATELY,
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  • SO I'LL START US OFF ON THIS.
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  • I THINK ON THE QUESTION
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  • OF GENDER PRONOUNS,
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  • OUR CULTURE WOULD SAY
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  • IT'S VERY, VERY SIMPLE.
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  • WHATEVER SOMEONE SAYS THEY ARE,
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  • THAT IS WHO THEY ARE.
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  • THAT IS THE WAY MOST PEOPLE
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  • THINK TODAY.
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  • IF THAT'S -- IF I FEEL MYSELF
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  • TO FEEL MALE OR FEMALE,
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  • THAT IS WHO I AM.
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  • THAT IS MY RIGHT AND PRIVILEGE,
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  • AND IT'S YOUR JOB
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  • TO CELEBRATE THAT
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  • AND TO AFFIRM THAT.
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  • AS CHRISTIANS,
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  • WE BRING A SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT
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  • PERSPECTIVE ONTO THIS
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  • BECAUSE ONE OF THE THINGS
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  • THAT IS SO FUNDAMENTAL
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  • TO UNDERSTANDING WHO WE ARE
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  • IN THE BIBLE IS THE FACT THAT
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  • WE ARE IN BODIES.
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  • AND IT'S VERY EASY TO SEE WHY
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  • FOR MANY PEOPLE TODAY,
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  • YOUR BODY IS JUST ACCIDENTAL.
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  • IF YOUR PREVAILING WORLDVIEW
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  • IS THAT WE'VE NOT BEEN CREATED
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  • BUT WE'VE JUST ACCIDENTALLY
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  • COME ABOUT BY CHANCE,
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  • THEN YOUR PRIMARY WORLDVIEW
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  • IS TELLING YOU
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  • THAT ACTUALLY MY BODY
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  • IS ACCIDENTAL, AND, THEREFORE,
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  • IT'S INCIDENTAL.
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  • IT DOESN'T HAVE ANYTHING IN IT
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  • THAT TELLS ME WHO I AM.
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  • IT IS SIMPLY THE BLANK CANVAS
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  • ON WHICH I PAINT MY IDENTITY.
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  • NOW FOR CHRISTIANS, ACTUALLY,
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  • WE WANT TO AFFIRM
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  • THAT OUR BODIES ARE BOTH A GIFT,
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  • WE HAVE BEEN FEARFULLY
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  • AND WONDERFULLY MADE,
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  • OUR BODIES ARE NOT ACCIDENTAL.
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  • DAVID TALKS ABOUT GOD
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  • KNITTING HIM TOGETHER
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  • IN HIS MOTHER'S WOMB.
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  • I'VE NEVER KNITTED ANYTHING
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  • IN MY LIFE.
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  • I'VE WATCHED OTHER PEOPLE KNIT.
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  • IT LOOKS INTRICATE AND CAREFUL.
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  • GOD HAS CAREFULLY MADE US.
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  • SO OUR BODIES ARE A GIFT
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  • AND THEY'RE ALSO A CALLING.
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  • AND SO ONE OF THE THINGS
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  • THAT WE WOULD BELIEVE
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  • AS CHRISTIANS,
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  • AND I KNOW THIS IS SOMETHING
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  • THAT IS HIGHLY CONTENTIOUS
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  • IN WESTERN CULTURE TODAY,
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  • IS THAT OUR GENDER IDENTITY
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  • COMES FROM OUR PHYSICAL BODY.
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  • NOW A SEPARATE ISSUE THERE IS
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  • WHERE THE BODY SEEMS
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  • TO BE AMBIGUOUS --
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  • AND WE CAN COME BACK
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  • TO THAT IF WE NEED TO --
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  • BUT I THINK HOW WE THEN RELATE
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  • TO SOMEONE WHO WANTS TO BE KNOWN
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  • BY A GIVEN PRONOUN,
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  • CHRISTIANS WILL VARY I THINK
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  • IN HOW THEY RESPOND TO THAT.
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  • I THINK ONE CASE IS TO SAY THAT
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  • WE WANT TO BE AS HOSPITABLE
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  • AS POSSIBLE TO SOMEONE,
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  • AND THAT MEANS CALLING THEM
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  • BY THE NAME THAT THEY GIVE US
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  • TO ADDRESS THEM BY.
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  • SOME CHRISTIANS WILL FEEL
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  • AS THOUGH IT'S APPROPRIATE
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  • FOR REASONS OF HOSPITALITY
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  • TO ADOPT THE PRONOUN THAT
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  • SOMEONE ELSE IS GIVING THEM.
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  • OTHER CHRISTIANS WILL FEEL THAT
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  • THAT'S NOT RIGHT,
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  • AND I THINK THERE'S
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  • A WISDOM ISSUE THERE,
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  • AND I WOULDN'T WANT TO PRESCRIBE
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  • WHAT WE SHOULD DO.
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  • IN TERMS OF EDUCATION,
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  • NOT BEING EVEN FROM SOUTH
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  • OF THE BORDER,
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  • BUT NOT EVEN BEING FROM
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  • THIS CONTINENT AT ALL,
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  • I'M OFTEN NOT FAMILIAR
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  • WITH THE CURRICULUM.
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  • AND NOT BEING A PARENT
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  • I DON'T HAVE THIS ISSUE
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  • EVEN BACK HOME.
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  • BUT I CAN IMAGINE
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  • FOR MANY CHRISTIANS
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  • THEY WOULD BE CONCERNED
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  • ABOUT WHAT CHILDREN
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  • ARE BEING TAUGHT
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  • AND AT WHAT STAGE
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  • BECAUSE WE WANT CHILDREN
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  • TO UNDERSTAND
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  • THE WORLD AROUND US,
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  • WE WANT CHILDREN TO UNDERSTAND
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  • THE DIFFERENT TYPES
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  • OF PEOPLE
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  • THEY'RE GOING TO ENCOUNTER
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  • AND SOME OF THE VIEWS
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  • THAT THEY'RE GOING TO ENCOUNTER.
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  • BUT I THINK WE ALSO WANT TO HAVE
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  • A SENSE OF PROPRIETY
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  • ABOUT WHAT AGE WE INTRODUCE
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  • CERTAIN REALITIES,
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  • CERTAIN ISSUES,
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  • AND CERTAIN QUESTIONS
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  • TO CHILDREN.
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  • SO CHRISTIAN PARENTS,
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  • I'M SURE, WILL HAVE
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  • DIFFERENT VIEWS
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  • ON HOW THEY RESPOND
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  • TO THE PARTICULAR CURRICULUM
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  • THAT ARE BEING GIVEN
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  • TO THEIR KIDS.
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  • SOME CHRISTIAN PARENTS
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  • MAY THINK,
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  • FOR THESE CERTAIN ISSUES,
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  • WE NEED TO WITHDRAW
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  • OUR CHILDREN FROM ALL SCHOOLS.
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  • OTHERS MAY THINK THIS IS
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  • A GOOD OPPORTUNITY
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  • TO GIVE CHRISTIAN INPUT
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  • AND SEND OUR CHILDREN INTO
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  • THAT ENVIRONMENT EQUIPPED.
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  • MY ADVICE GENERALLY
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  • IN ANYTHING INVOLVING PARENTS
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  • IS ASK OTHER PARENTS
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  • AND COMPARE NOTES
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  • AND SEE HOW OTHERS
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  • HAVE RESPONDED.
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  • - YOU KNOW, THE SUPREME COURT
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  • DECISION RECENTLY TO DENY
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  • TRINITY WESTERN PERMIT
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  • TO HAVE A LAW SCHOOL
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  • IS AN EXTRAORDINARY STEP TAKEN
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  • IN CANADA RIGHT NOW.
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  • IT MAY COME BACK TO HAUNT
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  • THIS CULTURE
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  • IN YEARS TO COME
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  • BECAUSE THE RATIONALE BEHIND IT
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  • WAS VERY, VERY DANGEROUS
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  • REASONING THAT THE WORLDVIEW
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  • REPRESENTED IN A LAW SCHOOL
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  • BY THAT KIND OF INSTITUTION
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  • IS NOT THE WORLDVIEW
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  • IN WHICH THEY WOULD WANT
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  • TO TRAIN LAWYERS
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  • AND THOSE WHO PRACTICE LAW.
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  • SO WHAT THEY ARE REALLY DOING
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  • IS SAYING THAT WE ARE CENSORING
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  • THAT WORLDVIEW FROM ENTERING
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  • INTO THE PUBLIC ARENA.
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  • SO THERE IS ALREADY
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  • A MONOLITHIC WORLDVIEW
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  • BEING ESTABLISHED
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  • WHETHER WE LIKE IT OR NOT.
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  • THE THINGS THAT WE HAVE TO
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  • THINK ABOUT ARE EXCEPTIONS
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  • AND WHAT'S NORMAL
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  • AND WHAT'S EXCEPTIONAL.
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  • NOW WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE WAY
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  • PHILOSOPHY HAS HANDLED THIS,
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  • WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT THE MIRACLE,
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  • THE SECULAR THINKER SAYS,
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  • "THERE'S NO SUCH THING
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  • AS AN EXCEPTION.
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  • NATURAL LAW WORKS MORNING,
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  • NOON, AND NIGHT.
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  • YOU CANNOT INVOKE AN EXCEPTION
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  • AND POSIT A MIRACLE
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  • AND, THEREFORE, TALK ABOUT
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  • A SUPERNATURAL CREATION."
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  • BUT WHEN IT COMES TO ETHICS,
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  • AND WE TALK ABOUT ABSOLUTES,
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  • THE SAME SKEPTIC
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  • WILL RAISE THE QUESTION
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  • OF EXCEPTIONS IN ORDER
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  • TO DENY THE ABSOLUTE.
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  • SO WHEN IT COMES TO NATURAL LAW,
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  • THEY DENY THE EXCEPTION
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  • IN ORDER TO POSIT THE LAW.
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  • WHEN IT COMES TO ETHICS,
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  • THEY DENY THE LAW IN ORDER
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  • TO POSIT THE EXCEPTION.
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  • AND THE REASON THEY DO THAT
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  • IS THEY WANT TO GET TO
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  • THE SAME DESTINATION.
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  • THEY ARE AGAINST
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  • THE SUPERNATURAL.
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  • SO WHEN YOU'RE LIVING
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  • IN A CULTURE WHERE THERE ARE
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  • GOING TO BE
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  • CONFLICTING WORLDVIEWS,
  • 00:07:37.290 --> 00:07:39.120
  • WE HAVE TO LEARN HOW
  • 00:07:39.120 --> 00:07:40.060
  • TO LIVE PEACEABLY
  • 00:07:40.060 --> 00:07:41.050
  • WITH EACH OTHER.
  • 00:07:41.050 --> 00:07:42.190
  • BUT THE IMPORTANT THING
  • 00:07:42.190 --> 00:07:43.150
  • IS NEVER TO TAKE AN EXCEPTION
  • 00:07:43.150 --> 00:07:45.230
  • AND MAKE IT NORMATIVE.
  • 00:07:46.260 --> 00:07:49.260
  • I THINK IF THERE ARE EXCEPTIONS
  • 00:07:49.260 --> 00:07:50.230
  • THAT YOU DEAL WITH IN LIFE,
  • 00:07:50.230 --> 00:07:51.250
  • FOR EXAMPLE,
  • 00:07:51.250 --> 00:07:52.150
  • IF I'M DRIVING ALONG
  • 00:07:52.150 --> 00:07:53.250
  • THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ROAD,
  • 00:07:53.250 --> 00:07:56.070
  • AND ALL OF A SUDDEN,
  • 00:07:56.070 --> 00:07:58.050
  • I SEE A CHILD
  • 00:07:58.050 --> 00:07:59.030
  • WHO'S SUDDENLY IN FRONT OF ME,
  • 00:07:59.030 --> 00:08:00.200
  • I EITHER SWERVE TO ONE DIRECTION
  • 00:08:00.200 --> 00:08:02.120
  • OR THE OTHER IN ORDER
  • 00:08:02.120 --> 00:08:03.210
  • TO AVOID HITTING THAT CHILD.
  • 00:08:03.210 --> 00:08:05.150
  • I MAY GO ONTO THE SIDEWALK,
  • 00:08:05.150 --> 00:08:06.230
  • OR I MAY GO ONTO THE OTHER LANE
  • 00:08:06.230 --> 00:08:08.070
  • PROVIDING IT'S CLEAR.
  • 00:08:08.070 --> 00:08:09.230
  • BUT THAT DOES NOT GIVE ME
  • 00:08:09.230 --> 00:08:10.170
  • THE LIBERTY TO GO ONTO
  • 00:08:10.170 --> 00:08:11.200
  • THE SIDEWALK AND DRIVE ANYTIME
  • 00:08:11.200 --> 00:08:13.100
  • I PLEASE OR INTO THE OTHER LANE
  • 00:08:13.100 --> 00:08:15.180
  • BECAUSE THERE WAS
  • 00:08:15.180 --> 00:08:16.110
  • AN EXCEPTION THAT CREATED
  • 00:08:16.110 --> 00:08:17.090
  • A NEED AT THAT MOMENT FOR ME
  • 00:08:17.090 --> 00:08:18.180
  • TO PRESERVE AND PROTECT LIFE.
  • 00:08:18.180 --> 00:08:21.010
  • SO I THINK WE'RE GOING TO
  • 00:08:21.010 --> 00:08:22.020
  • BE FORCED TO NAVIGATE
  • 00:08:22.020 --> 00:08:23.200
  • WITH THE FACT THAT THERE
  • 00:08:23.200 --> 00:08:24.280
  • ARE ALTERNATIVES,
  • 00:08:24.280 --> 00:08:27.110
  • AND SO LONG AS WE NEVER
  • 00:08:27.110 --> 00:08:28.050
  • MOVE IN THE DIRECTION
  • 00:08:28.050 --> 00:08:29.150
  • WHERE WHATEVER EXCEPTION IS MADE
  • 00:08:29.150 --> 00:08:31.080
  • FOR PRAGMATIC REASONS,
  • 00:08:31.080 --> 00:08:32.120
  • WE DON'T ESTABLISH WHAT IS
  • 00:08:32.120 --> 00:08:33.110
  • NORMAL FOR ESSENTIAL REASONS.
  • 00:08:33.110 --> 00:08:35.050
  • BUT HOW DO WE ARRIVE AT WHAT
  • 00:08:35.050 --> 00:08:37.020
  • IS NORMAL FOR ESSENTIAL REASONS?
  • 00:08:37.020 --> 00:08:39.030
  • AND THAT IS UNANSWERABLE UNTIL
  • 00:08:39.030 --> 00:08:40.210
  • YOU ESTABLISH LIFE'S PURPOSE.
  • 00:08:40.210 --> 00:08:43.030
  • YOU CAN ONLY ANSWER
  • 00:08:43.030 --> 00:08:44.200
  • THAT QUESTION
  • 00:08:44.200 --> 00:08:45.200
  • ONCE YOU'VE ESTABLISHED
  • 00:08:45.200 --> 00:08:46.220
  • LIFE'S PURPOSE.
  • 00:08:46.220 --> 00:08:48.080
  • AND THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS,
  • 00:08:48.080 --> 00:08:49.180
  • THERE IS NO MEANING
  • 00:08:49.180 --> 00:08:50.210
  • YOU CAN ESTABLISH -- IF I TAKE
  • 00:08:50.210 --> 00:08:52.200
  • A CAR AND USE IT TO MOW DOWN
  • 00:08:52.200 --> 00:08:54.010
  • PEOPLE IN A PARK, I CAN'T GO
  • 00:08:54.010 --> 00:08:55.150
  • TO GENERAL MOTORS AND SUE THEM
  • 00:08:55.150 --> 00:08:56.260
  • BECAUSE THAT CAR WAS USED
  • 00:08:57.100 --> 00:09:00.120
  • TO DO THIS.
  • 00:09:00.120 --> 00:09:01.170
  • THAT'S NOT WHAT THE CAR
  • 00:09:01.170 --> 00:09:02.120
  • WAS MADE FOR.
  • 00:09:02.120 --> 00:09:03.130
  • THE CAR WAS MADE
  • 00:09:03.130 --> 00:09:04.200
  • FOR TRANSPORTATION
  • 00:09:04.200 --> 00:09:05.210
  • AND TO DRIVE
  • 00:09:05.210 --> 00:09:06.170
  • WITH THE RULES OF THE ROAD.
  • 00:09:06.170 --> 00:09:08.080
  • I WAS SPEAKING RECENTLY
  • 00:09:08.080 --> 00:09:09.100
  • ON PSALM 19
  • 00:09:09.100 --> 00:09:10.270
  • AT THE GETTY CONFERENCE
  • 00:09:10.270 --> 00:09:13.020
  • IN TENNESSEE,
  • 00:09:13.020 --> 00:09:14.280
  • AND I MADE THIS COMMENT:
  • 00:09:14.280 --> 00:09:15.250
  • YOU KNOW YOU HAVE
  • 00:09:15.250 --> 00:09:17.020
  • THE GREEN LIGHT,
  • 00:09:17.020 --> 00:09:17.270
  • WHICH IS TO PROTECT YOU.
  • 00:09:17.270 --> 00:09:19.110
  • YOU CAN GO THROUGH
  • 00:09:19.110 --> 00:09:20.040
  • THE GREEN LIGHT.
  • 00:09:20.040 --> 00:09:21.010
  • THAT'S WHAT IT IS THERE FOR.
  • 00:09:21.010 --> 00:09:22.080
  • YOU GO THROUGH -- YOU SEE
  • 00:09:22.080 --> 00:09:23.160
  • AN AMBER LIGHT,
  • 00:09:23.160 --> 00:09:24.080
  • IT IS TO CAUTION YOU,
  • 00:09:24.080 --> 00:09:25.030
  • YOU BETTER BE CAREFUL
  • 00:09:25.030 --> 00:09:26.120
  • RIGHT NOW BECAUSE PRETTY SOON
  • 00:09:26.120 --> 00:09:27.150
  • CARS ARE GOING TO BE COMING
  • 00:09:27.150 --> 00:09:28.080
  • IN THE OTHER DIRECTION.
  • 00:09:28.080 --> 00:09:29.000
  • AND THE RED LIGHT IS TO WARN
  • 00:09:29.000 --> 00:09:29.260
  • YOU THAT IF YOU GO THROUGH THIS,
  • 00:09:29.260 --> 00:09:30.220
  • THERE'S GOING TO BE A CRASH,
  • 00:09:30.220 --> 00:09:31.190
  • THERE'S GOING TO BE A DANGER.
  • 00:09:31.190 --> 00:09:33.030
  • THE PROBLEM IS WE THINK WE CAN
  • 00:09:33.030 --> 00:09:34.120
  • GIVE EVERYTHING A GREEN LIGHT.
  • 00:09:34.120 --> 00:09:36.050
  • IF THE LIGHT CHANGED TO AMBER
  • 00:09:36.070 --> 00:09:39.070
  • AND TO RED, WE'RE GOING TO
  • 00:09:39.070 --> 00:09:41.130
  • RUN INTO SOME PRETTY
  • 00:09:41.130 --> 00:09:42.130
  • TORTUROUS TERRAIN,
  • 00:09:42.130 --> 00:09:43.290
  • NOT ONLY BECAUSE IT DEALS WITH
  • 00:09:43.290 --> 00:09:45.280
  • ONE ISSUE,
  • 00:09:45.280 --> 00:09:47.280
  • BUT WE ARE DEALING WITH
  • 00:09:47.280 --> 00:09:49.060
  • A PLURALITY OF WORLDVIEWS
  • 00:09:49.060 --> 00:09:50.170
  • AROUND US ALL THE TIME.
  • 00:09:50.170 --> 00:09:52.100
  • I'M AN INTERNATIONAL TRAVELER.
  • 00:09:52.100 --> 00:09:54.120
  • I HEAR OPPOSITE VIEWS
  • 00:09:54.120 --> 00:09:55.140
  • ALL THE TIME OF WHAT PEOPLE
  • 00:09:55.140 --> 00:09:57.110
  • BELIEVE IN THESE MATTERS,
  • 00:09:57.110 --> 00:09:59.040
  • SO I WOULD SAY WE HAVE TO
  • 00:09:59.040 --> 00:10:00.240
  • ESTABLISH LIFE'S PURPOSE
  • 00:10:00.240 --> 00:10:02.230
  • IN ORDER TO ANSWER
  • 00:10:02.230 --> 00:10:04.030
  • THAT QUESTION.
  • 00:10:04.030 --> 00:10:05.070
  • IF WE DON'T ESTABLISH
  • 00:10:05.070 --> 00:10:06.130
  • LIFE'S PURPOSE,
  • 00:10:06.130 --> 00:10:08.050
  • WHAT CHESTERTON SAID IS,
  • 00:10:08.050 --> 00:10:09.140
  • "THERE ARE MANY, MANY ANGLES
  • 00:10:09.140 --> 00:10:10.200
  • THAT WHICH YOU CAN FALL
  • 00:10:10.200 --> 00:10:11.180
  • AND ONLY ONE ANGLE AT WHICH
  • 00:10:11.180 --> 00:10:12.270
  • YOU CAN STAND STRAIGHT."
  • 00:10:12.270 --> 00:10:14.070
  • HE ALSO WENT ON TO SAY,
  • 00:10:14.070 --> 00:10:15.110
  • "THE TRAGEDY OF DISBELIEVING
  • 00:10:15.110 --> 00:10:16.230
  • IN GOD IS NOT THAT YOU END UP
  • 00:10:16.230 --> 00:10:18.090
  • BELIEVING IN NOTHING, ALAS,
  • 00:10:18.090 --> 00:10:19.260
  • IT IS MUCH WORSE.
  • 00:10:19.260 --> 00:10:20.280
  • YOU MAY END UP BELIEVING
  • 00:10:20.280 --> 00:10:22.030
  • IN ANYTHING."
  • 00:10:22.030 --> 00:10:24.130
  • AND SO THE DANGER LIES
  • 00:10:24.130 --> 00:10:25.240
  • FROM NOT HAVING THOSE MARKERS
  • 00:10:25.240 --> 00:10:27.220
  • ALONG THE WAY,
  • 00:10:27.220 --> 00:10:29.050
  • AND I THINK IT MAY SEEM
  • 00:10:29.050 --> 00:10:30.220
  • PRAGMATICALLY VERY APPEALING,
  • 00:10:30.270 --> 00:10:33.270
  • BUT THE DAY [INDISCERNIBLE]
  • 00:10:33.270 --> 00:10:36.080
  • IT'S PAYDAY SOMEDAY.
  • 00:10:36.080 --> 00:10:37.240
  • SOMEDAY YOU FIND OUT THAT
  • 00:10:37.240 --> 00:10:38.200
  • THERE HAD TO BE BOUNDARIES
  • 00:10:38.200 --> 00:10:39.150
  • DRAWN FOR EVERYTHING.
  • 00:10:39.150 --> 00:10:41.000
  • I HAVE TO DRAW BOUNDARIES
  • 00:10:41.000 --> 00:10:41.280
  • IN MY OWN LIFE, AND THOSE
  • 00:10:41.280 --> 00:10:42.270
  • AREN'T NECESSARILY ISSUES.
  • 00:10:42.270 --> 00:10:44.160
  • SO WITHOUT PURPOSE,
  • 00:10:44.160 --> 00:10:45.200
  • WE CANNOT REALLY ANSWER
  • 00:10:45.200 --> 00:10:46.210
  • THAT QUESTION.
  • 00:10:46.210 --> 00:10:48.050
  • PURPOSE HAS TO BE ESTABLISHED,
  • 00:10:48.050 --> 00:10:50.000
  • THEN WE DEAL WITH
  • 00:10:50.000 --> 00:10:51.020
  • THE PARTICULARS OF HOW
  • 00:10:51.020 --> 00:10:51.290
  • - PEOPLE ARE INTERESTED
  • 00:10:55.180 --> 00:10:56.070
  • IN HAVING A SPIRITUAL LIFE
  • 00:10:56.070 --> 00:10:57.140
  • BUT TREAT FAITH MORE LIKE
  • 00:10:57.140 --> 00:10:58.190
  • AN À LA CARTE MENU
  • 00:10:58.190 --> 00:11:00.110
  • AT A RESTAURANT,
  • 00:11:00.110 --> 00:11:01.150
  • CHOOSING WHAT THEY LIKE
  • 00:11:01.150 --> 00:11:02.200
  • AND DISMISSING THE REST.
  • 00:11:02.200 --> 00:11:04.070
  • CUTTING THROUGH THE HYPE
  • 00:11:04.070 --> 00:11:05.230
  • AND SEDUCTION
  • 00:11:05.230 --> 00:11:06.250
  • IS THE CLEAR VOICE OF AUTHOR
  • 00:11:06.250 --> 00:11:08.170
  • AND APOLOGIST RAVI ZACHARIAS
  • 00:11:08.170 --> 00:11:09.230
  • IN HIS BOOK, "WHY JESUS?
  • 00:11:09.230 --> 00:11:12.190
  • REDISCOVERING HIS TRUTH
  • 00:11:12.190 --> 00:11:14.140
  • IN AN AGE
  • 00:11:14.140 --> 00:11:15.060
  • OF MASS MARKETED SPIRITUALITY."
  • 00:11:15.060 --> 00:11:17.080
  • RAVI ANSWERS THE ATTRACTION
  • 00:11:17.080 --> 00:11:18.240
  • KNOWN AS "THE NEW SPIRITUALITY."
  • 00:11:18.240 --> 00:11:21.100
  • BILLY GRAHAM CALLS "WHY JESUS"
  • 00:11:21.100 --> 00:11:23.080
  • A "POWERFUL DEFENSE
  • 00:11:23.080 --> 00:11:24.270
  • OF HOW JESUS CHRIST
  • 00:11:24.270 --> 00:11:26.070
  • BRINGS MEANING AND HOPE
  • 00:11:26.070 --> 00:11:27.120
  • TO AN INDIVIDUAL LIFE,"
  • 00:11:27.120 --> 00:11:29.080
  • AND CHARLES SWINDOLL SAYS,
  • 00:11:29.080 --> 00:11:30.260
  • "I'M NOT ACQUAINTED
  • 00:11:30.260 --> 00:11:32.100
  • WITH A BRIGHTER MIND
  • 00:11:32.100 --> 00:11:33.080
  • OR A MORE RELEVANT
  • 00:11:33.080 --> 00:11:34.210
  • AND DEVOTED DEFENDER
  • 00:11:34.210 --> 00:11:36.110
  • OF THE FAITH
  • 00:11:36.110 --> 00:11:37.150
  • THAN RAVI ZACHARIAS."
  • 00:11:37.150 --> 00:11:38.120
  • "WHY JESUS" IS AVAILABLE
  • 00:11:38.120 --> 00:11:39.290
  • IN BOOKSTORES NOW
  • 00:11:39.290 --> 00:11:40.250
  • - RZIM ACADEMY IS RZIM'S
  • 00:11:47.030 --> 00:11:48.230
  • ONLINE LEARNING PLATFORM,
  • 00:11:48.230 --> 00:11:51.020
  • AND THE BRILLIANT THING
  • 00:11:51.020 --> 00:11:51.270
  • ABOUT IT IS THAT THE ACADEMY
  • 00:11:51.270 --> 00:11:54.120
  • ALLOWS PEOPLE TO LEARN FROM
  • 00:11:54.120 --> 00:11:55.130
  • OUR AMAZING TEAM
  • 00:11:55.130 --> 00:11:56.160
  • OF GLOBAL SPEAKERS
  • 00:11:56.160 --> 00:11:58.070
  • IN THE PARAMETERS
  • 00:11:58.070 --> 00:11:59.000
  • OF THEIR OWN LIVES AND JOBS
  • 00:11:59.000 --> 00:12:00.020
  • AND FAMILIES
  • 00:12:00.020 --> 00:12:00.270
  • AND RESPONSIBILITIES.
  • 00:12:00.270 --> 00:12:02.040
  • IT BRINGS TOGETHER PEOPLE
  • 00:12:02.040 --> 00:12:03.050
  • FROM ALL AROUND THE WORLD.
  • 00:12:03.050 --> 00:12:04.230
  • STUDENTS HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY
  • 00:12:04.230 --> 00:12:05.230
  • TO LEARN FROM FELLOW CHRISTIANS
  • 00:12:05.230 --> 00:12:07.040
  • AS THEY ALL COME TOGETHER
  • 00:12:07.040 --> 00:12:08.120
  • AROUND THE CONTENT
  • 00:12:08.120 --> 00:12:09.140
  • IN A LEARNING COMMUNITY
  • 00:12:09.140 --> 00:12:10.130
  • THAT REALLY ENCOURAGES
  • 00:12:10.130 --> 00:12:11.070
  • - THANK YOU, RAVI.
  • 00:12:17.020 --> 00:12:17.270
  • WE HAVE TIME JUST FOR
  • 00:12:17.270 --> 00:12:18.190
  • TWO QUESTIONS MORE TONIGHT.
  • 00:12:18.190 --> 00:12:20.090
  • AND WE WISH THERE WAS MORE TIME,
  • 00:12:20.090 --> 00:12:22.100
  • BUT WE THANK YOU FOR THE ONES
  • 00:12:22.100 --> 00:12:23.060
  • THAT HAVE BEEN RAISED.
  • 00:12:23.060 --> 00:12:25.240
  • WE'LL TURN HERE FOR OUR SECOND
  • 00:12:25.240 --> 00:12:26.200
  • TO THE LAST QUESTION,
  • 00:12:26.200 --> 00:12:27.200
  • AND THEN WE'LL END HERE
  • 00:12:27.200 --> 00:12:28.100
  • ON THIS SIDE.
  • 00:12:28.100 --> 00:12:28.290
  • - THANK YOU ALSO
  • 00:12:31.000 --> 00:12:31.230
  • FOR COMING TONIGHT.
  • 00:12:31.230 --> 00:12:32.240
  • MY QUESTION ALSO HAS TO DO
  • 00:12:32.240 --> 00:12:34.000
  • WITH IDENTITY.
  • 00:12:34.000 --> 00:12:35.140
  • I WAS RECENTLY WATCHING
  • 00:12:35.140 --> 00:12:37.250
  • A CONVOCATION
  • 00:12:37.250 --> 00:12:39.260
  • AT LIBERTY UNIVERSITY
  • 00:12:39.260 --> 00:12:41.180
  • WHERE A PROFESSOR
  • 00:12:41.180 --> 00:12:42.170
  • HAD SPOKEN ABOUT THE FACT THAT
  • 00:12:42.170 --> 00:12:45.030
  • THE BIBLE NEVER REFERRED
  • 00:12:45.030 --> 00:12:46.060
  • TO HOMOSEXUALITY AS A NOUN
  • 00:12:46.060 --> 00:12:48.280
  • BUT ONLY AS A VERB,
  • 00:12:48.280 --> 00:12:51.250
  • AS AN ACTION WORD.
  • 00:12:51.250 --> 00:12:53.080
  • AND MY QUESTION TO YOU IS:
  • 00:12:53.080 --> 00:12:55.200
  • IS IT OKAY FOR A CHRISTIAN
  • 00:12:57.170 --> 00:13:00.190
  • TO IDENTIFY AS HOMOSEXUAL,
  • 00:13:00.250 --> 00:13:03.250
  • PROVIDING THAT THEY'RE NOT
  • 00:13:03.250 --> 00:13:06.150
  • PRACTICING HOMOSEXUALITY?
  • 00:13:08.030 --> 00:13:11.030
  • AND THEN --
  • 00:13:11.030 --> 00:13:12.220
  • YEAH, BASICALLY THAT'S IT.
  • 00:13:13.140 --> 00:13:16.140
  • - OKAY.
  • 00:13:16.140 --> 00:13:17.050
  • SO THE CRUX OF THE QUESTION IS:
  • 00:13:17.050 --> 00:13:18.070
  • IS IT APPROPRIATE
  • 00:13:18.070 --> 00:13:19.010
  • FOR A CHRISTIAN TO IDENTIFY
  • 00:13:19.010 --> 00:13:20.200
  • AS HOMOSEXUAL
  • 00:13:20.200 --> 00:13:21.220
  • BUT NOT TO ACT ON THAT?
  • 00:13:22.290 --> 00:13:25.290
  • IS THAT RIGHT?
  • 00:13:25.290 --> 00:13:27.240
  • IS THAT THE QUESTION?
  • 00:13:27.240 --> 00:13:28.240
  • - YEAH, JUST PROVIDING
  • 00:13:28.240 --> 00:13:30.280
  • THAT THEY'RE NOT ENGAGING IN
  • 00:13:30.280 --> 00:13:32.190
  • THE PRACTICE OF HOMOSEXUALITY,
  • 00:13:32.190 --> 00:13:33.280
  • IS THAT OKAY?
  • 00:13:33.280 --> 00:13:35.150
  • AND JUST TRYING TO UNDERSTAND
  • 00:13:35.150 --> 00:13:37.010
  • BASED UPON WHAT THAT PROFESSOR
  • 00:13:37.010 --> 00:13:40.000
  • HAD SAID BASED UPON
  • 00:13:40.000 --> 00:13:41.040
  • WHAT THE BIBLE
  • 00:13:41.040 --> 00:13:42.260
  • WAS REFERRING TO.
  • 00:13:42.260 --> 00:13:45.150
  • - OKAY, GREAT.
  • 00:13:45.150 --> 00:13:46.040
  • WAS THAT CLEAR?
  • 00:13:46.040 --> 00:13:47.260
  • - YOUR TURN.
  • 00:13:48.280 --> 00:13:51.280
  • I HAVE A HARD ENOUGH TIME
  • 00:13:51.280 --> 00:13:52.230
  • WITH MY ISSUES.
  • 00:13:52.230 --> 00:13:54.000
  • I'LL LET HIM HANDLE
  • 00:13:54.000 --> 00:13:54.180
  • THESE ISSUES HERE.
  • 00:13:54.180 --> 00:13:56.190
  • - WELL, THANK YOU,
  • 00:13:56.190 --> 00:13:57.290
  • THAT RAISES SOME
  • 00:13:57.290 --> 00:13:59.000
  • VERY SIGNIFICANT,
  • 00:13:59.000 --> 00:14:01.120
  • VERY PERTINENT ISSUES.
  • 00:14:01.120 --> 00:14:03.040
  • LET ME SAY A COUPLE
  • 00:14:04.260 --> 00:14:07.260
  • OF GENERAL THINGS BEFORE I TRY
  • 00:14:07.260 --> 00:14:09.080
  • TO ANSWER THE SPECIFICS.
  • 00:14:09.080 --> 00:14:12.050
  • THE FIRST GENERAL THING
  • 00:14:12.050 --> 00:14:13.110
  • IS THAT THE TEACHING OF JESUS
  • 00:14:13.110 --> 00:14:15.070
  • BY IMPLICATION SHOWS US
  • 00:14:15.070 --> 00:14:16.250
  • THAT ALL OF US ARE BROKEN
  • 00:14:16.250 --> 00:14:18.020
  • IN THIS AREA OF LIFE.
  • 00:14:18.020 --> 00:14:20.170
  • SO THIS ISN'T AN ISSUE
  • 00:14:20.170 --> 00:14:22.000
  • THAT IS JUST SPECIFIC
  • 00:14:22.000 --> 00:14:23.200
  • TO ONE SUBSET OF PEOPLE,
  • 00:14:23.200 --> 00:14:25.030
  • THIS IS SOMETHING ALL OF US
  • 00:14:25.030 --> 00:14:26.030
  • HAVE TO COME TO TERMS WITH.
  • 00:14:26.070 --> 00:14:29.070
  • THE FACT IS THAT OUR SIN TAINTS
  • 00:14:29.070 --> 00:14:31.260
  • EVERY AREA OF LIFE,
  • 00:14:31.260 --> 00:14:33.260
  • AND THAT INCLUDES OUR SEXUALITY.
  • 00:14:33.260 --> 00:14:35.170
  • SO ALL OF US ACTUALLY
  • 00:14:35.170 --> 00:14:38.010
  • ARE ACTUALLY DISORDERED
  • 00:14:38.010 --> 00:14:39.260
  • AND BROKEN IN THIS AREA OF LIFE
  • 00:14:39.260 --> 00:14:41.280
  • AND, THEREFORE, ALL OF US
  • 00:14:41.280 --> 00:14:42.210
  • NEED TO COME TO CHRIST
  • 00:14:42.210 --> 00:14:44.290
  • TO LEARN HOW TO FOLLOW HIM.
  • 00:14:44.290 --> 00:14:47.060
  • THERE ARE GOING TO BE
  • 00:14:47.060 --> 00:14:48.110
  • CERTAIN DESIRES
  • 00:14:48.110 --> 00:14:49.060
  • THAT WE'RE GOING TO NEED
  • 00:14:49.060 --> 00:14:50.190
  • TO SAY NO TO,
  • 00:14:50.190 --> 00:14:51.260
  • CERTAIN THINGS THAT
  • 00:14:51.260 --> 00:14:52.210
  • WE'RE GOING TO BE NEEDING
  • 00:14:52.210 --> 00:14:53.270
  • TO SEEK FORGIVENESS FOR.
  • 00:14:53.270 --> 00:14:55.120
  • SO THAT THE GOSPEL
  • 00:14:55.120 --> 00:14:56.290
  • DOESN'T LEVEL THE PLAYING FIELD
  • 00:14:56.290 --> 00:14:58.000
  • ON THAT ISSUE,
  • 00:14:58.000 --> 00:14:59.230
  • AND WHETHER WE ARE ATTRACTED
  • 00:14:59.230 --> 00:15:01.060
  • TO MEN OR WOMEN OR BOTH,
  • 00:15:01.060 --> 00:15:03.000
  • WE'RE DISORDERED
  • 00:15:03.000 --> 00:15:04.190
  • IN THIS AREA OF LIFE.
  • 00:15:04.190 --> 00:15:06.190
  • THE WAY THAT DISORDER
  • 00:15:07.200 --> 00:15:10.200
  • MANIFESTS ITSELF IN OUR LIVES
  • 00:15:10.200 --> 00:15:12.070
  • WILL VARY FROM PERSON
  • 00:15:12.070 --> 00:15:13.090
  • TO PERSON.
  • 00:15:13.090 --> 00:15:15.170
  • SOME PEOPLE MAY
  • 00:15:15.170 --> 00:15:16.130
  • DESCRIBE THEMSELVES AS BEING
  • 00:15:16.130 --> 00:15:18.210
  • ATTRACTED TO THE SAME SEX,
  • 00:15:18.210 --> 00:15:20.140
  • OTHER PEOPLE WILL DESCRIBE
  • 00:15:20.140 --> 00:15:22.110
  • THEMSELVES AS BEING ATTRACTED
  • 00:15:22.110 --> 00:15:23.080
  • TO THE OPPOSITE SEX,
  • 00:15:23.080 --> 00:15:24.080
  • AND THERE'LL BE OTHER
  • 00:15:24.080 --> 00:15:25.040
  • EXPERIENCES AS WELL.
  • 00:15:25.040 --> 00:15:26.160
  • IF WE'RE CHRISTIANS,
  • 00:15:26.160 --> 00:15:28.260
  • WE KNOW THAT OUR IDENTITY
  • 00:15:29.100 --> 00:15:32.100
  • IS NOT FOUND IN THOSE
  • 00:15:32.210 --> 00:15:35.210
  • PARTICULAR FEELINGS.
  • 00:15:35.210 --> 00:15:37.050
  • THEY'RE NOT --
  • 00:15:37.050 --> 00:15:38.160
  • THEY'RE SIGNIFICANT,
  • 00:15:38.160 --> 00:15:40.240
  • THEY CAN OFTEN
  • 00:15:40.240 --> 00:15:41.200
  • BE VERY, VERY DEEP.
  • 00:15:41.200 --> 00:15:43.020
  • THEY CAN FEEL VERY PERSONAL,
  • 00:15:43.020 --> 00:15:45.020
  • BUT THEY ARE NOT THE CORE
  • 00:15:45.020 --> 00:15:46.200
  • OF OUR IDENTITY.
  • 00:15:46.200 --> 00:15:48.060
  • AND SO I DON'T THINK
  • 00:15:48.060 --> 00:15:50.190
  • IT'S HEALTHY FOR A CHRISTIAN
  • 00:15:50.190 --> 00:15:52.180
  • TO USE THE LANGUAGE
  • 00:15:52.180 --> 00:15:55.030
  • OF THAT KIND OF TEMPTATION
  • 00:15:55.030 --> 00:15:58.020
  • AND TO MAKE IT THEIR IDENTITY.
  • 00:15:58.020 --> 00:16:00.200
  • THAT MAY ADDRESS THE FIRST PART
  • 00:16:00.200 --> 00:16:02.190
  • OF THE QUESTION IN TERMS
  • 00:16:02.190 --> 00:16:04.030
  • OF THE NOUN VERSUS THE VERB.
  • 00:16:04.030 --> 00:16:06.030
  • ONE OF THE GREAT THINGS
  • 00:16:06.030 --> 00:16:07.030
  • ABOUT BEING A FOLLOWER OF JESUS
  • 00:16:07.030 --> 00:16:08.270
  • IS THAT NOT EVERYTHING
  • 00:16:08.270 --> 00:16:10.050
  • THAT DESCRIBES ME DEFINES ME --
  • 00:16:10.050 --> 00:16:12.020
  • THAT'S LIBERATING --
  • 00:16:12.020 --> 00:16:14.040
  • AND ESPECIALLY MY TEMPTATIONS.
  • 00:16:14.180 --> 00:16:17.180
  • THE SECOND PART
  • 00:16:17.180 --> 00:16:19.230
  • OF THE QUESTION,
  • 00:16:19.230 --> 00:16:20.160
  • I WOULD SAY,
  • 00:16:20.160 --> 00:16:21.260
  • IT'S NOT JUST A DISTINCTION
  • 00:16:21.260 --> 00:16:24.020
  • BETWEEN HAVING CERTAIN FEELINGS
  • 00:16:24.020 --> 00:16:26.290
  • AND ACTING ON THEM,
  • 00:16:26.290 --> 00:16:28.080
  • BECAUSE, ACTUALLY, JESUS SAYS
  • 00:16:28.080 --> 00:16:29.130
  • IT'S NOT JUST ABOUT
  • 00:16:29.130 --> 00:16:30.260
  • OUR PHYSICAL BEHAVIOR,
  • 00:16:30.260 --> 00:16:32.110
  • IT'S ABOUT OUR HEARTS
  • 00:16:32.110 --> 00:16:33.250
  • AND OUR ATTITUDE.
  • 00:16:33.250 --> 00:16:35.130
  • HE SAYS IN THE SERMON
  • 00:16:35.130 --> 00:16:36.070
  • ON THE MOUNT,
  • 00:16:36.070 --> 00:16:37.010
  • THAT EVEN IF YOU LOOK
  • 00:16:37.010 --> 00:16:37.270
  • AT SOMEONE WITH LUST,
  • 00:16:37.270 --> 00:16:39.070
  • YOU'VE COMMITTED ADULTERY
  • 00:16:39.070 --> 00:16:40.060
  • IN YOUR HEART.
  • 00:16:40.060 --> 00:16:42.030
  • SO IT'S NOT ENOUGH FOR US
  • 00:16:42.030 --> 00:16:43.020
  • TO SAY, "WELL, I ENTERTAIN
  • 00:16:43.020 --> 00:16:44.160
  • ALL THESE THOUGHTS IN MY MIND,
  • 00:16:44.160 --> 00:16:46.020
  • BUT AS LONG AS I NEVER GIVE THEM
  • 00:16:46.020 --> 00:16:47.170
  • PHYSICAL EXPRESSION, I'M OKAY."
  • 00:16:47.170 --> 00:16:49.170
  • JESUS SAYS, ACTUALLY,
  • 00:16:49.170 --> 00:16:51.060
  • THAT THE BATTLE FOR GODLINESS,
  • 00:16:51.060 --> 00:16:52.230
  • THE BATTLE FOR OBEDIENCE
  • 00:16:52.230 --> 00:16:53.270
  • IS IN OUR MINDS.
  • 00:16:53.270 --> 00:16:55.130
  • IT'S IN OUR HEARTS.
  • 00:16:55.130 --> 00:16:57.290
  • SO THE ISSUE IS, I THINK,
  • 00:16:57.290 --> 00:16:59.160
  • THE DISTINCTION
  • 00:16:59.160 --> 00:17:02.060
  • IS NOT NECESSARILY
  • 00:17:02.060 --> 00:17:03.210
  • BETWEEN HAVING FEELINGS
  • 00:17:03.210 --> 00:17:05.010
  • AND ACTING ON THEM
  • 00:17:05.010 --> 00:17:06.070
  • SO MUCH AS HAVING TEMPTATIONS
  • 00:17:06.070 --> 00:17:07.170
  • AND YIELDING TO THEM.
  • 00:17:07.170 --> 00:17:09.240
  • ALL OF US EXPERIENCE TEMPTATION.
  • 00:17:09.240 --> 00:17:11.220
  • THE VAST MAJORITY,
  • 00:17:12.040 --> 00:17:15.040
  • IF NOT ALL OF US,
  • 00:17:15.040 --> 00:17:16.050
  • WILL EXPERIENCE SOME FORMS
  • 00:17:16.050 --> 00:17:17.200
  • OF SEXUAL TEMPTATION.
  • 00:17:17.200 --> 00:17:19.120
  • WE KNOW THAT WHEN
  • 00:17:19.120 --> 00:17:21.050
  • WE EXPERIENCE TEMPTATION,
  • 00:17:21.050 --> 00:17:23.140
  • WE'RE TO FLEE IT,
  • 00:17:23.140 --> 00:17:25.150
  • WE'RE TO REMAIN FAITHFUL.
  • 00:17:25.150 --> 00:17:26.290
  • THERE ARE CERTAIN THOUGHTS
  • 00:17:26.290 --> 00:17:28.070
  • WE'RE NOT TO INDULGE IN.
  • 00:17:28.260 --> 00:17:31.260
  • WE'RE NOT TO GIVE SPACE
  • 00:17:31.260 --> 00:17:33.200
  • TO IN OUR HEARTS AND MINDS.
  • 00:17:33.200 --> 00:17:35.040
  • AND, AGAIN, THAT IS THE CASE
  • 00:17:35.040 --> 00:17:37.010
  • FOR EVERY SINGLE ONE OF US.
  • 00:17:37.280 --> 00:17:40.280
  • - THANK YOU, SAM.
  • 00:17:40.280 --> 00:17:42.150
  • WE TURN NOW, OUR FINAL QUESTION
  • 00:17:42.150 --> 00:17:44.090
  • HERE WILL END US OFF TONIGHT.
  • 00:17:44.090 --> 00:17:46.080
  • PLEASE.
  • 00:17:46.080 --> 00:17:47.190
  • - SO THIS QUESTION
  • 00:17:47.190 --> 00:17:48.130
  • IS FOR MR. ZACHARIAS.
  • 00:17:48.130 --> 00:17:49.260
  • IN THE BEGINNING OF YOUR TALK,
  • 00:17:49.260 --> 00:17:51.230
  • YOU TALK ABOUT POSTMODERNISM
  • 00:17:51.230 --> 00:17:53.010
  • AND ITS RELATIONSHIP
  • 00:17:53.010 --> 00:17:54.000
  • WITH CHRISTIANITY.
  • 00:17:54.000 --> 00:17:55.080
  • SO TAGGING ONTO THAT,
  • 00:17:55.080 --> 00:17:57.040
  • HERE'S MY QUESTION:
  • 00:17:57.040 --> 00:17:58.120
  • TO WHAT EXTENT CAN RELATIVISM
  • 00:17:58.120 --> 00:18:00.090
  • AND CHRISTIAN BELIEF COEXIST
  • 00:18:00.090 --> 00:18:02.000
  • IN HARMONY?
  • 00:18:02.000 --> 00:18:03.020
  • I KNOW IT'S A BIT
  • 00:18:03.020 --> 00:18:03.230
  • OF A MOUTHFUL, BUT --
  • 00:18:03.230 --> 00:18:05.230
  • - TO WHAT EXTENT CAN --
  • 00:18:05.230 --> 00:18:07.180
  • - -- RELATIVISM
  • 00:18:07.180 --> 00:18:09.040
  • AND CHRISTIAN BELIEF COEXIST
  • 00:18:09.040 --> 00:18:11.030
  • IN HARMONY WITH THE KIND
  • 00:18:11.030 --> 00:18:12.020
  • OF PRESUPPOSITION
  • 00:18:12.020 --> 00:18:13.200
  • THAT RELATIVISM KIND OF IMPLIES
  • 00:18:13.200 --> 00:18:14.280
  • THAT ABSOLUTES EXIST -- OR,
  • 00:18:16.050 --> 00:18:19.050
  • SORRY, THAT THEY DON'T EXIST.
  • 00:18:19.050 --> 00:18:20.100
  • SO REALLY, IT'S THAT KIND OF
  • 00:18:20.100 --> 00:18:22.220
  • DICHOTOMY, SO HOW --
  • 00:18:22.220 --> 00:18:23.200
  • TO WHAT EXTENT?
  • 00:18:23.200 --> 00:18:25.120
  • - TO WHAT EXTENT CAN RELATIVISM
  • 00:18:25.120 --> 00:18:26.280
  • AND CHRISTIANITY EXIST
  • 00:18:26.280 --> 00:18:28.000
  • IN HARMONY?
  • 00:18:28.000 --> 00:18:29.060
  • - YES.
  • 00:18:29.060 --> 00:18:30.140
  • - ONE OF THE YOUTUBE CLIPS --
  • 00:18:30.140 --> 00:18:33.010
  • BY THE WAY,
  • 00:18:33.010 --> 00:18:33.210
  • I DON'T WATCH YOUTUBE,
  • 00:18:33.210 --> 00:18:34.120
  • SO I DON'T KNOW WHAT
  • 00:18:34.120 --> 00:18:35.050
  • THEY SOUND LIKE --
  • 00:18:35.050 --> 00:18:35.290
  • - I DO.
  • 00:18:35.290 --> 00:18:36.280
  • - -- AND I KNOW YOU DO.
  • 00:18:36.280 --> 00:18:38.110
  • AND, IN FACT, SOMEBODY WROTE
  • 00:18:38.110 --> 00:18:39.200
  • TO ME FROM ONE COUNTRY AND SAID,
  • 00:18:39.200 --> 00:18:41.100
  • "WHEN YOU COME HERE,
  • 00:18:41.100 --> 00:18:42.060
  • PLEASE DON'T USE ANY
  • 00:18:42.060 --> 00:18:42.290
  • OF YOUR MATERIAL FROM YOUTUBE
  • 00:18:42.290 --> 00:18:44.000
  • BECAUSE WE'VE ALREADY HEARD IT.
  • 00:18:44.000 --> 00:18:45.260
  • SO CAN YOU COME HERE
  • 00:18:45.260 --> 00:18:46.170
  • WITH SOMETHING ELSE?"
  • 00:18:46.170 --> 00:18:47.260
  • SO I'M JUST RECOMMENDING
  • 00:18:47.260 --> 00:18:49.000
  • THEY KEEP LISTENING
  • 00:18:49.000 --> 00:18:49.210
  • TO YOUTUBE.
  • 00:18:49.210 --> 00:18:50.160
  • IT WILL SAVE THEM THE PLANE COST
  • 00:18:50.160 --> 00:18:52.180
  • FOR ME GETTING THERE.
  • 00:18:52.180 --> 00:18:54.220
  • YOU KNOW, THE AMAZING THING IS,
  • 00:18:54.220 --> 00:18:56.120
  • RELATIVISTS NEVER REALLY
  • 00:18:56.120 --> 00:18:59.120
  • TELL YOU RELATIVE TO WHAT.
  • 00:18:59.120 --> 00:19:00.250
  • IT'S FINE TO SAY,
  • 00:19:00.250 --> 00:19:03.060
  • "I'M A RELATIVIST."
  • 00:19:03.060 --> 00:19:04.080
  • BUT TO WHAT?
  • 00:19:04.080 --> 00:19:05.140
  • ARE YOU RELATE TO YOURSELF?
  • 00:19:05.140 --> 00:19:06.190
  • ARE YOU TO THE TIME OF THE DAY?
  • 00:19:06.190 --> 00:19:08.270
  • ARE YOU WHO'S WATCHING?
  • 00:19:08.270 --> 00:19:10.190
  • I REMEMBER
  • 00:19:10.190 --> 00:19:11.270
  • WE WERE IN ONE UNIVERSITY,
  • 00:19:11.270 --> 00:19:14.200
  • I THINK VINCE VITALE,
  • 00:19:14.200 --> 00:19:15.230
  • MY COLLEAGUE,
  • 00:19:15.230 --> 00:19:16.240
  • AND I WERE THERE, AND THIS ONE
  • 00:19:16.240 --> 00:19:17.270
  • GUY WALKED UP TO THE MICROPHONE,
  • 00:19:17.270 --> 00:19:18.270
  • AND IT WAS SHOWN ON YOUTUBE.
  • 00:19:18.270 --> 00:19:20.080
  • I GUESS IT GOT OVER
  • 00:19:20.080 --> 00:19:21.040
  • A MILLION HITS OR SOMETHING.
  • 00:19:21.040 --> 00:19:22.020
  • HE WALKED UP, AND HE SAID,
  • 00:19:22.020 --> 00:19:23.270
  • "WHAT ARE YOU GUYS SO AFRAID
  • 00:19:23.270 --> 00:19:25.120
  • OF RELATIVISM, YOU KNOW,
  • 00:19:25.120 --> 00:19:27.260
  • WHAT ARE YOU SO AFRAID
  • 00:19:27.260 --> 00:19:30.100
  • OF RELATIVISTS?
  • 00:19:30.100 --> 00:19:31.290
  • WHERE IT SAYS RELATIVIST,
  • 00:19:31.290 --> 00:19:34.150
  • IT'S OKAY.
  • 00:19:34.150 --> 00:19:35.290
  • ARE YOU SO IN LOVE
  • 00:19:35.290 --> 00:19:37.060
  • WITH ABSOLUTES THAT YOU'RE
  • 00:19:37.060 --> 00:19:38.010
  • JUST SO FEARFUL OF RELATIVISM?"
  • 00:19:38.010 --> 00:19:40.040
  • SO I SAID TO HIM, "DO YOU LOCK
  • 00:19:40.040 --> 00:19:42.240
  • YOUR DOORS AT NIGHT?"
  • 00:19:42.240 --> 00:19:44.050
  • AND HE JUST STARED AT ME.
  • 00:19:44.290 --> 00:19:47.290
  • I SAID, "WHAT ARE YOU AFRAID OF?
  • 00:19:47.290 --> 00:19:50.000
  • ARE YOU AFRAID OF
  • 00:19:50.000 --> 00:19:50.260
  • THE RELATIVISTS ON YOUR STREET,
  • 00:19:50.260 --> 00:19:51.220
  • OR ARE YOU AFRAID OF
  • 00:19:51.220 --> 00:19:52.170
  • THE ABSOLUTISTS WHO BELIEVE
  • 00:19:52.170 --> 00:19:53.120
  • IN A MORAL LAW?"
  • 00:19:53.120 --> 00:19:55.250
  • AND THAT WAS THE END OF THAT
  • 00:19:55.250 --> 00:19:56.260
  • INTERACTION BECAUSE HE KNEW
  • 00:19:56.260 --> 00:19:58.080
  • THAT WE SIMPLY CANNOT
  • 00:19:58.080 --> 00:20:01.040
  • ABSOLUTIZE RELATIVISM
  • 00:20:01.040 --> 00:20:03.200
  • BECAUSE, FIRST OF ALL,
  • 00:20:03.200 --> 00:20:04.180
  • IT DOESN'T TELL YOU
  • 00:20:04.180 --> 00:20:05.130
  • RELATIVE TO WHAT.
  • 00:20:05.130 --> 00:20:07.040
  • NUMBER TWO, IT TELLS YOU
  • 00:20:07.040 --> 00:20:08.010
  • THAT THE DANGERS ARE HUGE
  • 00:20:08.060 --> 00:20:11.060
  • WHEN EACH PERSON IS RELATIVE
  • 00:20:11.060 --> 00:20:12.250
  • TO THEIR OWN ETHNIC
  • 00:20:12.250 --> 00:20:13.210
  • OR TO WITHIN THEIR OWN CULTURE.
  • 00:20:13.210 --> 00:20:15.110
  • LET ME GIVE YOU AN ILLUSTRATION,
  • 00:20:15.110 --> 00:20:17.030
  • AND THEN I'LL GET TO THE NUB
  • 00:20:17.030 --> 00:20:18.160
  • OF THE ANSWER HERE.
  • 00:20:18.160 --> 00:20:20.070
  • WE WERE IN A COUNTRY RECENTLY
  • 00:20:20.070 --> 00:20:22.050
  • THAT I SHALL NOT NAME FOR YOU.
  • 00:20:22.050 --> 00:20:24.050
  • BUT I WAS INVITED BY ONE OF
  • 00:20:24.050 --> 00:20:26.060
  • THE MOST VIOLENT INDIVIDUALS
  • 00:20:26.110 --> 00:20:29.110
  • ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH TO COME
  • 00:20:30.100 --> 00:20:33.100
  • AND MEET WITH HIM PRIVATELY.
  • 00:20:33.100 --> 00:20:35.090
  • YOU KNOW, I'M NOT A MASOCHIST,
  • 00:20:35.090 --> 00:20:37.050
  • BUT I SAID,
  • 00:20:37.050 --> 00:20:38.070
  • "WHAT ARE THE TERMS,
  • 00:20:38.070 --> 00:20:39.240
  • AND WHAT ARE THE CONDITIONS
  • 00:20:39.240 --> 00:20:40.190
  • THEY WANTED TO TALK?"
  • 00:20:40.190 --> 00:20:42.270
  • -- AND THROUGH A MUTUAL FRIEND
  • 00:20:42.270 --> 00:20:44.010
  • -- I SAID, "CAN I BRING
  • 00:20:44.010 --> 00:20:45.110
  • TWO OTHER FRIENDS WITH ME
  • 00:20:45.110 --> 00:20:46.070
  • AND YOU CAN BRING
  • 00:20:46.070 --> 00:20:47.010
  • TWO OTHERS WITH YOU?"
  • 00:20:47.010 --> 00:20:47.230
  • SO, I TOOK MICHAEL RAMSDEN,
  • 00:20:47.230 --> 00:20:49.110
  • AND I TOOK [INDISCERNIBLE]
  • 00:20:49.110 --> 00:20:51.030
  • FROM EGYPT, AND WE HAD
  • 00:20:51.030 --> 00:20:52.120
  • A FASCINATING CONVERSATION.
  • 00:20:52.120 --> 00:20:55.020
  • THIS GUY HAS ENGINEERED
  • 00:20:55.020 --> 00:20:56.120
  • MORE KILLINGS
  • 00:20:56.120 --> 00:20:57.220
  • THAN YOU'D CARE TO HEAR,
  • 00:20:57.220 --> 00:20:58.180
  • AND WE HAD TO GET CLEARANCE
  • 00:20:58.180 --> 00:20:59.290
  • FROM THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • 00:20:59.290 --> 00:21:01.120
  • TO EVEN MEET WITH HIM.
  • 00:21:01.120 --> 00:21:02.270
  • AND QUITE A CHARACTER.
  • 00:21:02.270 --> 00:21:05.100
  • I LOOKED AT [INDISCERNIBLE]
  • 00:21:05.100 --> 00:21:07.240
  • BECAUSE HE SPOKE THE LANGUAGE,
  • 00:21:07.240 --> 00:21:09.010
  • AND I SAID, "YOU LEAD US OFF,
  • 00:21:09.010 --> 00:21:10.160
  • AND THEN WE'LL GET INTO
  • 00:21:10.160 --> 00:21:11.160
  • THE DISCUSSION."
  • 00:21:11.160 --> 00:21:12.250
  • [INDISCERNIBLE]
  • 00:21:12.250 --> 00:21:13.240
  • BEGAN BRILLIANTLY,
  • 00:21:13.240 --> 00:21:15.170
  • HE BEGAN BRILLIANTLY.
  • 00:21:15.170 --> 00:21:17.070
  • HE DIDN'T TELL US ABOUT
  • 00:21:17.070 --> 00:21:18.020
  • WHAT HE WAS GOING TO SAY.
  • 00:21:18.020 --> 00:21:18.250
  • FIRST, HE SAID IT IN ARABIC,
  • 00:21:18.250 --> 00:21:20.120
  • THEN HE TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH.
  • 00:21:20.120 --> 00:21:22.110
  • HE SAID, "THE DIFFERENCE, SIR,
  • 00:21:22.110 --> 00:21:23.270
  • BETWEEN YOU AND ME,
  • 00:21:23.270 --> 00:21:26.000
  • WHEN YOU SEE A MAN WHOSE BELIEF
  • 00:21:26.000 --> 00:21:27.150
  • YOU DON'T AGREE WITH,
  • 00:21:27.150 --> 00:21:29.230
  • YOUR SOLUTION IS TO KILL
  • 00:21:29.230 --> 00:21:30.240
  • THE MAN, GET RID OF HIM.
  • 00:21:30.240 --> 00:21:33.140
  • YOU WILL DRAW BLOOD
  • 00:21:33.140 --> 00:21:34.220
  • BECAUSE YOU DISAGREE
  • 00:21:34.220 --> 00:21:35.180
  • WITH HIS BELIEF."
  • 00:21:35.180 --> 00:21:36.280
  • HE SAID, "WHEN I SEE A PERSON
  • 00:21:36.280 --> 00:21:37.270
  • WITH WHOM I DISAGREE
  • 00:21:37.270 --> 00:21:38.280
  • IN THEIR BELIEF,
  • 00:21:38.280 --> 00:21:40.020
  • MY GOAL IS STILL TO WIN THEM
  • 00:21:40.020 --> 00:21:42.070
  • AND NOT TO DESTROY THEM
  • 00:21:42.070 --> 00:21:43.270
  • BUT TO ARGUE WITH THE BELIEF
  • 00:21:43.270 --> 00:21:45.220
  • SO THAT THE BELIEF
  • 00:21:45.220 --> 00:21:46.240
  • CAN BE CHALLENGED,
  • 00:21:46.240 --> 00:21:47.290
  • BUT THE PERSON'S DIGNITY
  • 00:21:47.290 --> 00:21:49.230
  • AND RESPECT
  • 00:21:49.230 --> 00:21:50.150
  • IS STILL REMAINED INTACT.
  • 00:21:50.150 --> 00:21:52.060
  • I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU
  • 00:21:52.060 --> 00:21:53.080
  • AND RESPECT YOU EVEN THOUGH
  • 00:21:53.080 --> 00:21:54.070
  • WE DISAGREE WITH EACH OTHER,
  • 00:21:54.070 --> 00:21:55.240
  • BUT YOUR CHOICE IS TO KILL ME,
  • 00:21:55.240 --> 00:21:57.290
  • MY CHOICE IS TO PROTECT YOU,
  • 00:21:57.290 --> 00:21:59.250
  • BUT TO DEAL WITH
  • 00:21:59.250 --> 00:22:00.250
  • THE TRUTH AND THE LIE
  • 00:22:00.250 --> 00:22:02.010
  • AND CONVERSE ACCORDINGLY."
  • 00:22:02.010 --> 00:22:04.150
  • WHEN HE TOLD ME WHAT
  • 00:22:04.150 --> 00:22:05.190
  • HE'D JUST SAID, I SAID,
  • 00:22:05.190 --> 00:22:06.160
  • "WHAT A WAY TO BEGIN."
  • 00:22:06.160 --> 00:22:08.030
  • YOU KNOW, AND THE MAN LOOKED
  • 00:22:08.030 --> 00:22:09.210
  • AND HE SAID, "YOU'RE RIGHT.
  • 00:22:09.210 --> 00:22:11.010
  • THAT IS THE DIFFERENCE
  • 00:22:11.010 --> 00:22:12.080
  • BETWEEN US."
  • 00:22:12.080 --> 00:22:14.000
  • BECAUSE IN OUR GOAL
  • 00:22:14.000 --> 00:22:14.240
  • AS APOLOGISTS,
  • 00:22:14.240 --> 00:22:15.140
  • WE ARE NOT THERE TO ANSWER
  • 00:22:15.140 --> 00:22:16.140
  • A QUESTION, WE AREN'T THERE
  • 00:22:16.140 --> 00:22:17.100
  • TO ANSWER A QUESTIONER.
  • 00:22:17.100 --> 00:22:18.230
  • MY MOTHER USED TO SAY,
  • 00:22:18.230 --> 00:22:20.040
  • "ONCE YOU CUT OFF
  • 00:22:20.040 --> 00:22:21.000
  • A PERSON'S NOSE,
  • 00:22:21.000 --> 00:22:21.210
  • THERE'S NO POINT GIVING THEM
  • 00:22:21.210 --> 00:22:22.220
  • A ROSE TO SMELL."
  • 00:22:22.220 --> 00:22:23.180
  • YOU CAN'T DESTROY THE PERSON
  • 00:22:23.180 --> 00:22:25.180
  • AND THEN PREACH
  • 00:22:25.180 --> 00:22:26.130
  • SOME GREAT PLATITUDES
  • 00:22:26.130 --> 00:22:27.090
  • AND NOBILITIES OR WHATEVER.
  • 00:22:27.090 --> 00:22:28.040
  • YOU HAVE TO KEEP
  • 00:22:28.040 --> 00:22:28.290
  • THEIR DIGNITY INTACT.
  • 00:22:28.290 --> 00:22:29.260
  • WHY DO I GIVE YOU
  • 00:22:29.260 --> 00:22:30.240
  • THAT ILLUSTRATION?
  • 00:22:30.240 --> 00:22:32.110
  • THE REASON I GIVE YOU
  • 00:22:32.110 --> 00:22:33.180
  • THAT ILLUSTRATION
  • 00:22:33.180 --> 00:22:34.150
  • IS BECAUSE IT STARTS WITH
  • 00:22:34.150 --> 00:22:35.290
  • THE ASSUMPTION THAT YOU AND I
  • 00:22:35.290 --> 00:22:38.130
  • ARE CREATED IN THE IMAGE
  • 00:22:38.130 --> 00:22:39.080
  • OF GOD,
  • 00:22:39.080 --> 00:22:40.060
  • AND THAT VALUE I HAVE TO ALWAYS
  • 00:22:40.060 --> 00:22:41.270
  • GIVE YOU INTRINSICALLY.
  • 00:22:41.270 --> 00:22:43.140
  • IF RELATIVISTS START OFF
  • 00:22:43.140 --> 00:22:45.100
  • WITH THE ASSUMPTION
  • 00:22:45.100 --> 00:22:46.210
  • THAT I AM AT THE FREEDOM
  • 00:22:46.210 --> 00:22:47.230
  • TO DO WHATEVER I WISH TO DO,
  • 00:22:47.230 --> 00:22:49.040
  • THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS,
  • 00:22:49.040 --> 00:22:50.170
  • THEY ARE BEING AUTONOMOUS.
  • 00:22:51.020 --> 00:22:54.020
  • THEY ARE LAW UNTO THEMSELVES,
  • 00:22:54.150 --> 00:22:57.150
  • AND WHEN TWO
  • 00:22:57.150 --> 00:22:58.120
  • AUTONOMOUS INDIVIDUALS
  • 00:22:58.120 --> 00:22:59.220
  • MEET EACH OTHER,
  • 00:22:59.220 --> 00:23:01.060
  • THE BIGGER ONE MAY BE
  • 00:23:01.060 --> 00:23:02.030
  • LEFT STANDING AFTER THAT,
  • 00:23:02.030 --> 00:23:03.060
  • AND THAT'S NOT THE KIND OF
  • 00:23:03.060 --> 00:23:04.160
  • CULTURE WE REALLY WANT.
  • 00:23:04.160 --> 00:23:06.090
  • SO TO WHAT DEGREE
  • 00:23:06.090 --> 00:23:06.290
  • DO WE TOLERATE RELATIVISM?
  • 00:23:06.290 --> 00:23:08.120
  • IT'S A WELL-ASKED QUESTION.
  • 00:23:08.120 --> 00:23:10.140
  • WE ARE LIVING IN A CULTURE
  • 00:23:10.140 --> 00:23:11.250
  • WHERE WE DO INTERACT
  • 00:23:11.250 --> 00:23:13.030
  • WITH RELATIVISTS,
  • 00:23:13.030 --> 00:23:14.220
  • BUT I HAVE TO REMIND
  • 00:23:14.220 --> 00:23:16.070
  • THE RELATIVIST THAT HE IS EITHER
  • 00:23:16.070 --> 00:23:17.080
  • RELATIVE ONLY TO HIMSELF,
  • 00:23:17.080 --> 00:23:18.150
  • AND IF THAT'S THE CASE,
  • 00:23:18.150 --> 00:23:19.130
  • HE OUGHT TO GIVE ME
  • 00:23:19.130 --> 00:23:20.110
  • THE SAME PRIVILEGE.
  • 00:23:20.110 --> 00:23:21.130
  • AND MY PRIVILEGE, THEN,
  • 00:23:21.130 --> 00:23:23.280
  • IS TO RELATE NOT TO MYSELF
  • 00:23:23.280 --> 00:23:26.040
  • BUT TO RELATE TO ABSOLUTES.
  • 00:23:26.040 --> 00:23:27.270
  • AND THAT ABSOLUTES COME FROM
  • 00:23:27.270 --> 00:23:29.120
  • THE UNCHANGING CHARACTER OF GOD.
  • 00:23:29.120 --> 00:23:32.100
  • SO I GOVERN MY LIFE,
  • 00:23:32.100 --> 00:23:33.220
  • AT LEAST WE ATTEMPT
  • 00:23:33.220 --> 00:23:35.210
  • TO GOVERN OUR LIVES,
  • 00:23:35.210 --> 00:23:37.020
  • WITH THE CHARACTER OF GOD.
  • 00:23:37.020 --> 00:23:38.220
  • WE MAY HAVE TO PUT UP
  • 00:23:38.220 --> 00:23:39.200
  • WITH THE RELATIVISTS
  • 00:23:39.200 --> 00:23:41.090
  • THAT ARE ALL AROUND US,
  • 00:23:41.090 --> 00:23:42.040
  • AND ALL YOU END UP THEN,
  • 00:23:42.040 --> 00:23:43.260
  • IN THAT CASE,
  • 00:23:43.260 --> 00:23:44.240
  • IS A CONSTANTLY CHANGING,
  • 00:23:44.240 --> 00:23:46.090
  • FLUCTUATING LAW.
  • 00:23:46.090 --> 00:23:48.190
  • AND THE PERSON NEXT TO YOU
  • 00:23:48.190 --> 00:23:49.190
  • MAY EVEN BE THE STRONGEST ONE
  • 00:23:49.190 --> 00:23:50.240
  • ON THE BLOCK WHO GETS RID
  • 00:23:50.240 --> 00:23:52.070
  • OF ALL OF THE OTHERS
  • 00:23:52.070 --> 00:23:54.050
  • AND THEN IT BECOMES A SUPERMAN.
  • 00:23:54.050 --> 00:23:55.060
  • WHEN PARMENIDES GAVE A ONE LINE
  • 00:23:57.040 --> 00:24:00.060
  • ABOUT REALITY, HE SAID,
  • 00:24:00.060 --> 00:24:02.010
  • "WHATEVER IS, IS."
  • 00:24:02.010 --> 00:24:03.160
  • WHEN HERACLITUS CAME ALONG,
  • 00:24:03.160 --> 00:24:05.130
  • HE CAME AND SAID,
  • 00:24:05.130 --> 00:24:07.250
  • "NO, NO, WHATEVER IS,
  • 00:24:07.250 --> 00:24:09.000
  • IS CHANGING.
  • 00:24:09.000 --> 00:24:11.070
  • YOU DO NOT ENTER INTO
  • 00:24:11.070 --> 00:24:12.020
  • THE SAME RIVER TWICE."
  • 00:24:12.020 --> 00:24:13.160
  • CRATYLUS CAME ALONG
  • 00:24:13.160 --> 00:24:14.210
  • AND WENT EVEN ONE BETTER.
  • 00:24:14.210 --> 00:24:16.040
  • HE SAID, "ACTUALLY,
  • 00:24:16.040 --> 00:24:16.290
  • YOU DON'T EVEN STEP INTO
  • 00:24:16.290 --> 00:24:17.220
  • THE SAME RIVER ONCE,
  • 00:24:17.220 --> 00:24:18.290
  • BECAUSE NOT ONLY
  • 00:24:18.290 --> 00:24:20.120
  • IS THE RIVER CHANGING,
  • 00:24:20.120 --> 00:24:21.090
  • YOU'RE CHANGING ALL ALONG
  • 00:24:21.090 --> 00:24:22.030
  • AT THE SAME TIME."
  • 00:24:22.030 --> 00:24:23.010
  • RELATIVISM WILL BRING
  • 00:24:23.010 --> 00:24:24.160
  • THE CONSTANCY OF CHANGE
  • 00:24:24.160 --> 00:24:26.080
  • THAT WILL BE NO LONGER
  • 00:24:26.080 --> 00:24:27.060
  • AN ABSOLUTE BY WHICH
  • 00:24:27.060 --> 00:24:28.090
  • TO JUDGE ANYTHING,
  • 00:24:28.090 --> 00:24:29.090
  • AND YOU END UP WITH A CULTURE
  • 00:24:29.090 --> 00:24:30.130
  • THAT IS TOTALLY NOT AUTONOMOUS
  • 00:24:30.130 --> 00:24:31.190
  • AND WILL BE TOTAL CHAOS
  • 00:24:31.190 --> 00:24:33.190
  • AND CONFLICT IN THE END.
  • 00:24:33.190 --> 00:24:35.140
  • THAT'S WHY THE LORD REMINDS US
  • 00:24:35.140 --> 00:24:36.180
  • THAT HE GIVES US THE MORAL LAW
  • 00:24:37.210 --> 00:24:40.210
  • BECAUSE HE'S ALSO
  • 00:24:40.210 --> 00:24:42.000
  • GIVEN US FRAMEWORK,
  • 00:24:42.000 --> 00:24:43.150
  • AND HE'S GIVEN US THE INTRINSIC
  • 00:24:43.150 --> 00:24:45.040
  • WORTH OF EVERY HUMAN BEING.
  • 00:24:45.040 --> 00:24:46.190
  • YOU DENY THAT FIRST PREMISE,
  • 00:24:46.190 --> 00:24:48.080
  • AND RELATIVISM IS DESTROYING
  • 00:24:48.080 --> 00:24:50.100
  • NOT ONLY THE DISCUSSION,
  • 00:24:50.100 --> 00:24:51.240
  • IT'S DESTROYING THE ONES
  • 00:24:51.240 --> 00:24:53.060
  • WITH WHOM YOU'RE DISCUSSING IT,
  • 00:24:53.060 --> 00:24:54.150
  • - YOU'VE BEEN WATCHING
  • 00:25:03.070 --> 00:25:04.040
  • "LET MY PEOPLE THINK"
  • 00:25:04.040 --> 00:25:05.030
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  • - AS WE KNOW, THE CULTURE
  • 00:26:40.030 --> 00:26:40.250
  • IS CHANGING ALL AROUND US,
  • 00:26:40.250 --> 00:26:41.240
  • AND WE'RE DEALING
  • 00:26:41.240 --> 00:26:42.160
  • WITH QUESTIONS AND ISSUES,
  • 00:26:42.160 --> 00:26:43.170
  • AND MANY TIMES CHRISTIANS
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  • FIND THEMSELVES UNABLE
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  • OR ILL-EQUIPPED
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  • TO ANSWER QUESTIONS.
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  • I REMEMBER YEARS AGO,
  • 00:26:47.140 --> 00:26:48.130
  • RAVI CAME UP WITH A KIND OF
  • 00:26:48.130 --> 00:26:49.260
  • A MATRIX, IF YOU LIKE,
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  • FOR LOOKING AT BIG QUESTIONS,
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  • ORIGINS, MEANING, MORALITY,
  • 00:26:53.120 --> 00:26:56.120
  • AND DESTINY,
  • 00:26:56.120 --> 00:26:58.100
  • THAT EVERY RELIGION,
  • 00:26:58.100 --> 00:26:59.150
  • EVERY IDEOLOGY IN THE WORLD
  • 00:26:59.150 --> 00:27:00.200
  • HAS TO ANSWER.
  • 00:27:00.200 --> 00:27:01.240
  • SO WHAT THIS CURRICULUM
  • 00:27:01.240 --> 00:27:03.110
  • HAS BEEN DESIGNED TO DO IS
  • 00:27:03.110 --> 00:27:04.080
  • TO TAKE EACH ONE OF
  • 00:27:04.080 --> 00:27:05.030
  • THOSE QUESTIONS,
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  • LOOK AT THE QUESTION
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  • AND ALSO LOOK AT HOW
  • 00:27:06.240 --> 00:27:07.220
  • WE WOULD ANSWER IT.
  • 00:27:07.220 --> 00:27:08.150
  • HOW DO DISCUSSIONS FLOW
  • 00:27:08.150 --> 00:27:09.130
  • IN CONVERSATIONS?
  • 00:27:09.130 --> 00:27:10.280
  • HOW DO PEOPLE ACTUALLY
  • 00:27:10.280 --> 00:27:12.060
  • ENGAGE THESE QUESTIONS,
  • 00:27:12.060 --> 00:27:13.140
  • AND HOW DO WE USE THEM
  • 00:27:13.140 --> 00:27:14.080
  • TO BRING IN THE GOSPEL
  • 00:27:14.080 --> 00:27:16.130
  • INTELLIGENTLY INTO
  • 00:27:16.130 --> 00:27:17.110
  • A CONVERSATION
  • 00:27:17.110 --> 00:27:18.170
  • AND THINK CHRISTIANLY ABOUT LIFE
  • 00:27:18.170 --> 00:27:20.020
  • IN RESPONSE TO THE QUESTIONS?
  • 00:27:20.020 --> 00:27:21.290
  • SO EVERYDAY QUESTIONS HAS BEEN
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  • DESIGNED USING SOME OF OUR TEAM
  • 00:27:23.090 --> 00:27:25.020
  • TO HELP ANSWER THOSE QUESTIONS
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  • AND ENGAGE WITH THESE ISSUES
  • 00:27:26.150 --> 00:27:27.260
  • AND GIVE A TOOL
  • 00:27:27.260 --> 00:27:29.120
  • THAT I THINK WOULD BE PRACTICAL
  • 00:27:29.120 --> 00:27:30.150
  • TO HELP EQUIP PEOPLE
  • 00:27:30.150 --> 00:27:31.270
  • IN HOW TO SHARE THE GOSPEL.
  • 00:27:31.270 --> 00:27:33.120
  • SO I HOPE YOU'LL GIVE IT
  • 00:27:33.120 --> 00:27:34.140
  • SOME SERIOUS THOUGHT,
  • 00:27:34.140 --> 00:27:35.150
  • AND I GUARANTEE IT WILL BE
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  • - REBOOT IS A DAY DEDICATED
  • 00:27:43.010 --> 00:27:44.030
  • TO ANSWERING THE TOUGH QUESTIONS
  • 00:27:44.030 --> 00:27:45.230
  • THAT HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS HAVE.
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  • SO IF YOU ARE BETWEEN THE AGES
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  • OF 12 TO 18,
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  • THIS IS A DAY FOR YOU.
  • 00:27:50.020 --> 00:27:52.080
  • WE'LL BE TACKLING
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  • TOUGH QUESTIONS,
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  • QUESTIONS ABOUT
  • 00:27:53.280 --> 00:27:54.290
  • SCIENCE AND FAITH,
  • 00:27:54.290 --> 00:27:55.210
  • YOU KNOW, THIS IDEA THAT SCIENCE
  • 00:27:55.210 --> 00:27:56.290
  • IS AGAINST GOD.
  • 00:27:56.290 --> 00:27:58.080
  • WE'RE GOING TO BE
  • 00:27:58.080 --> 00:27:59.020
  • RESPONDING THAT.
  • 00:27:59.020 --> 00:27:59.230
  • QUESTIONS ABOUT SEX
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  • AND RELATIONSHIPS.
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  • OF 12 TO 18,
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