Monday, March 03, 2008

Resource Alert

Currently I am taking my students through The 10 Most Common Objections to Christianity by Alex McFarland during our Wednesday night discipleship time. This week we are on Objection No. 8 People Are Basically Good. This is a great book for youth groups, individuals that want to strengthen their faith, or for seekers. I have developed each chapter into a discussion oriented Bible study (In the back Alex has already put down some discussion questions for group use) so our students can digest the myths and understand the truth. It is very deep, but my students love it. One student likes to engage in online chat boards with atheist and she is using a lot the material from this book. Our student need to know this stuff, because they will face this stuff in college and when they get out on their own. Teach apologetics to your children and students. The myths that the book covers are:

1. God is Not Real

2. Creation is a Myth

3. The Bible is Not Completely Authentic

4. The Bible is Not Completely Accurate

5. Jesus Was Just a Man

6. Jesus is Not the Only Way to Heaven

7. A Loving God Wouldn't Send People to Hell

8. People Are Basically Good

9. Christians Are All Hypocrites

10. A Merciful God Wouldn't Allow Suffering

The second Resource Alert is BSafe Online. I am currently teaching my students about Sex, Dating, and Relationships on Sunday nights during our student worship. I am teaching them about boundaries and accountability and it hits me that I am being hypocritically. I am teaching them to be accountable, but my life if wide open to temptation online. So, I am trying this out for my own accountability and also to be a model for other parents. All of us need this software. It is great, you can set different users to have more or less security. You can also get email reports about the online activity. You can monitor chat and IM. It definitely is one of the best filters I have seen. Check it out today.


Luke said...

I also would recommend a monitoring program. I work for Covenant Eyes (name based on Job 31:1) which has a monitoring program. You download the software and choose Accountability Partners who receive an email report of your online activity (they can also view your report online 24/7). It has been a great tool for those who want to establish integrity with their Internet use or for those who wish to break free from temptation and addiction concerning pornography on the web.

I invite you to go to and enter promocode 'onefree' to receive a free 30 day trial of the program. That promo code is open to anyone who wants it!

I recently posted some comments about the power of accountability on our company's blog. It may be a helpful resource for your students:

Luke Gilkerson
Internet Community Manager
Covenant Eyes

Gotch said...

Thanks for your comment. Bsafe Online does the same thing. But I am glad you got to plug your website. I am not sure many will read it though.