As I’m wrapping up my 28th consecutive year of preaching at Pioneers For Christ (“Korean Kamp”) in Zionsville, Pa; and thus wrapping up yet another summer of camp ministry, I shake my head in gratitude and awe that I get to do what I get to do.
For decades I’ve tried to include a “question-and-answer” session as part of the week’s programming.
Yesterday morning was “q and a” time at “Korean Kamp.”
I give the campers the opportunity to either ask their questions orally or to write them down.
What questions do I get?
Here’s a sampling from yesterdays written querys:
“If a newborn child dies, does the child go to heaven or hell?”
“When it comes to homosexuality, is it a sin to date the same gender or is it only sex?”
“Is it a sin to be transgender even though it is a mental disorder? If they are mentally ill how can they be blamed for their condition?”
“Is being gay a sin?” (underlying in original)
“How do you feel about the transgender military ban?”
“If a woman is raped is it bad for her to have an abortion?”
“When my parents were renting out our apartment, they refused to rent it to a gay couple. Is that wrong?”
“Are you still glad that Trump beat Hillary?”
“What happens to genuinely good people who are not of faith?”
“What can I do…I cannot move churches but I know my current church is depleting my faith?”
“How should you have a relationship around Christ? How do you keep it a Christ-centered relationship with all the temptations?”
“Can you explain our free will relating to God’s predestined one?”
“Can I lose my relationship with Christ?”
“Is it necessary to speak in tongues?”
“How can I know all the Bible is true?”
“Is America a Christian nation and, if not, has it ever been?”
This is just a sampling.
I’ll not post my replies (if you’re really curious, ask).
But I thought some of you, particularly those who are ministry partners (Jane and I continue to subsist solely on missionary support as staff members of Midland), might be interested…