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Student Ministry

2013

This was such a great year for us as a ministry. God took us all over the country and let us share the Gospel with over 30,000 people. I had the opportunity to take the Bryan Drake Show to Guatemala which was a great experience.

My favorite thing about 2013 was seeing hundreds of students come to know Jesus. My 2nd favorite thing though for 2013 was looking forward to the birth of our daughter Harper. At the time of writing this, she isn’t here yet, but we can’t wait.

Thanks for making 2013 an awesome year. Pray with us for an even crazier 2014 (except without looking forward to another child…2 under 2 I don’t think so lol)

Check out this great Flipagram Karla made for us.

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Trusting the New Testament Video 2

Just because a document is 2000 years old, should we write it off as inaccurate or altered just because?


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Bryan Drake Promo

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Update for June

Just wanted to catch everyone up on what’s been going on with us lately. This spring we had a chance to be in front of 20,000 jr. high students on the Presence Tour. It was awesome to see God move through so many lives all across the country. Apart from the tour we’ve seen over 120 people come to know Christ. That is the fuel that keeps us moving ahead.

Lately some of my first students I taught when I was a jr. high pastor have been coming over to talk all things apologetics/theology/anything else. It’s so awesome to see the passion that these students have for God’s word. Starting at their age as early adults, they are in a position to turn the tide in this dark world. After all we are the light of the world, a city set on a hill. We have to keep shining no matter how dark or occluded it gets.

Last but not least we are super excited about our new promo video and can’t wait to show it to you. Hopefully you should be the first to see it next week if all goes to plan. The rough draft looked great! It’s the vision that Karla, Gresham, and I had in order for it to be used as promo for us yes, but also as a ministry tool for pastors and youth pastors. So stay tuned to find out more.

 

Check out SmashMagic.com to see how you can bring us in next year for the 3rd year of the Smash Magic Tour!

 

Apologetics tuesday will continue this week! Sorry for the lull.

We also have some very exciting news that I can only tease right now….

 

Hmmmm…..what else? Oh yeah the nerd side of me is about to burst at the seems because of Man of Steel this week. Not gonna lie I’ve watched the previews waaaaay too many times ha ha. It’s gonna be fun.

 

Well anyway check out the new video and keep up with us on facebook and twitter to see where we will be!

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What is Truth?

Blinded by TruthThose were the words uttered by Pontius Pilate to Jesus as he made judgement over God’s son.

To the culture we live in truth has become whatever you want it to be, as long as it makes you feel good.

  • What’s true for you isn’t true for me

  • There is no truth

–These are the buzzwords of the postmodern, everything is relative culture that we find ourselves in.

The problem is that this may sound great on paper, but it doesn’t work in reality. Take for instance the phrase, “There is no truth.”

That may be the postmodernist’s go to phrase that makes everybody happy and warm fuzzy on the inside. It means that anything we want to believe or put stock in is true, or that any interpretation that you have of any set of values, written works, or ideas is just as valid and binding as the author’s original intent.

There is a glaring problem with that statement though. It’s self contradictory. The phrase makes a liar out of itself basically.

Think about it for a second.

Postmodern Thinker: There is no truth.

Me: …Is that true?

PT: …uhm yes…

Me: …So that’s a truth then?

PT: well no because there is no truth…

Me: So it is NOT true?

PT: …well no, I mean yes, I mean…(Head Explodes)

You see when you start to actually try to make sense of this nonsense it falls apart miserably.

The second phrase.

That may be true for you, but not for me.

Okay much more simple approach. THis is generally used as a cop out for, “I don’t believe what you do, but clearly you do. So even though we both can’t logically be right…we both are?”

Silly right?

How about this try the practical approach to this phrase.

Officer: Do you know how fast you were going?

PT: No sir.

Officer: You were going 70mph.

Pt: well sir that may be true for you, but for me…I was going 35mph.

Officer: …

And after you make your phone call to get bailed out, you realize how foolish that idea is.

It’s pretty speak to make us feel better about the fact that there are in act truths out there. Some of the most important truths out there are moral truths. Things that are objectively right and wrong. If there is no objective truth, then things like murder, rape, theft–they aren’t really wrong, but merely a personal preference.

You can see the danger that this kind of thinking leads to.

What “truth” claims have you heard from postmodernism? Sound off below.

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One of my favorites

This is one of my favorite tricks of all time, that I have decided to teach on my DVD. Classic!

If you want to learn this and much more check out the DVD at,

http://bryandrakeshow.com/Merch.html

 


Insane Card Trick

So here is a video of one of my absolute favorite card tricks of all time. Check it out, and visit the new subscription page at BryanDrakeShow.com/Subscribe

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