Join Asbury United Methodist Church and StayUMC for
Rev. Adam Hamilton’s presentation
A Thinking Person’s Guide to the Christian Faith
In the last twenty years the number of Americans who identify as members of churches or faith communities has declined dramatically. The decline is particularly pronounced among young adults. Meanwhile an increasing number of people identify as “spiritual but not religious” or “nones” on surveys on religious preference. Do we have to choose between science and faith? Between rationality and Christianity? Does suffering and evil discredit faith, or does Christianity offer a meaningful and redemptive response to suffering?
Author and pastor Adam Hamilton honestly and openly engages these questions and more that have kept many from faith, while ultimately seeking to make the case for a compelling Christian faith, one that speaks to the intellect as well as the heart. Join us for a meaningful conversation about the things that keep people from faith and inspirational responses offering a thinking person’s guide to faith.
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
7:00 PM Presentation in the Sanctuary with a Live Question & Answer Session to follow
This event is free of charge and open to all. Childcare is available.
Join us in-person or online at asburyonline.org/live
About Rev. Adam Hamilton
Adam Hamilton is the founding pastor of the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas. He grew up in the Kansas City area, earned a B.A. degree in Pastoral Ministry from Oral Roberts and a Master of Divinity Degree from Southern Methodist University, where he was awarded the B’nai B’rith Award in Social Ethics.
He was named one of the “Ten people to watch in America’s spiritual landscape” by Religion and Ethics Newsweekly. For his work in racial reconciliation Adam was awarded the Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Award. Named United Methodist Person of the Year for 2012 by the United Methodist Reporter for his leadership within the United Methodist Church. He’s received numerous other awards for community service.
Hamilton launched Church of the Resurrection with his wife and two children in 1990. It has since grown to over 20,000 adults and children in 2018 under his leadership. Today the church is the largest United Methodist Church in the United States with an average weekend attendance of over 12,000.
The congregation has a three-fold focus: Connecting with thinking people and inviting them to become followers of Jesus Christ, engaging in acts of justice and mercy in the community, and working to renew the United Methodist Church.
Adam has written over 30 books, published by Abingdon Press and Harper Collins, and Convergent, including When Christians Get it Wrong, Seeing Gray in a World of Black and White, The Way: Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus, Making Sense of the Bible, Revival, The Walk: Five Essential Practices of the Christian Life, and Unafraid: Living with Courage and Hope in Uncertain Times
Adam and LaVon have been married over 35 years and have two adult daughters and a granddaughter.