We Christians sometimes have the tendency to stick together a little too much. Many times we design events with each other in mind and don’t always attend to the needs of those seeking answers that are found in Jesus. One of the desires we have for student ministry in Dublin is to help ourselves break out of the mold of typical Christian event formats.
Last week, we helped put together an event that was designed to be a time for Christians and non-Christians to discuss (not debate) questions they have about God in a non-threatening environment. The event’s leader was Jools Hamilton, a good friend and a chaplain at Trinity College who we’ve worked with many times in the past. He cleverly titled the event, “God on Tap” and arranged for us all to meet in a room at the social hub of Trinity College.
We had a friend named Peter Taylor come and speak that night. He is a friend from St. Marks as well as a lecturer on theoretical physics at Trinity College. He talked for a few minutes on the way his faith in God is strengthened by his knowledge of the physical universe. After his initial comments, the students asked questions and we had great back-and-forth discussion.
The night was so encouraging. Not only did we learn amazing things about creation, but students who do not know Jesus were invited to join in the discussion. We would love to have more events just like this in the future! Pray with us as we continue to discover new ways to bridge the gap for those who do not know Jesus.