Where are you from? I hail from the beautiful Upstate South Carolina, USA.
What led you to join Connect? I have been blessed by RZIM ministries for many years and had the privilege to hear Ravi in person at an event in Clemson, SC when I was in high school. I enjoy the podcasts and videos that help answer my questions and encourage my apologetics skills. I came across this community through an topical internet search.
How do you hope to contribute? Although I am not in ministry or apologetics as a career, I have a passion for ministry and I think I can contribute another unique perspective to the conversation while learning from others! I am a 25 year old Christian woman, and I recently married my best friend: a wonderful Godly man! We are blue-collar people living in a rural area: I work in the animal profession as a dog groomer and he works in apartment maintenance. I grew up in a Christian family, on a small farm: the oldest of 7 children and had the benefit of a well rounded, at-home-education. I just graduated from Liberty University’s online program with a Bachelor of Science in Religion:Biblical and Theolgical Studies. I am active in our local church and a volunteer teacher in our area’s Christian homeschool group. I want to learn how bridge the gap between academia/theologians and the everyday American Christian. I feel like many of our Evangelical churches are somewhat apathetic when it comes to orthodox doctrine, church history, and apologetics. Based on my work with children and students who have grown up in evangelical churches, I see the lack of apologetics training and historical context for Biblical events. I am passionate about the need for literal, Biblical creation apologetics and believe that it is not such a non essential part of orthodoxy.