Encounter talks are dedicated to addressing big questions about life and faith from a Biblically-grounded, intellectual standpoint. Through these talks, we hope to paint a compelling picture of Christianity to non-Christians and to inspire Christians to examine, understand, and share their faith by considering its ramifications for our world. So whether you have been Christian for your entire life or you are discovering Christianity for the first time, these Encounter talks will have something for you.
Who Are You Following?
- Encounter welcomes brand-new Ministry Fellow Lane Young to the stage for his first talk at Princeton. Come hear him give a challenging message about what it really looks like to follow Jesus – a huge theme in the Gospel of Mark, which we’re studying this semester in Bible courses.
Why Good News: Introduction
- What about the gospel is most compelling to you? PFA Ministry Director Jon Nielson begins a series of talks discussing why the gospel is personally so compelling. He shares how the gospel takes people's natural state of constantly looking inwards and directs their gaze outwards, towards serving others.
Bored to Life: Secularism and its Malcontents
Do you ever feel like your life is missing something? Do all of your earthly accomplishments end up feeling like hurdles on an endless path? Princeton Ministry Fellow Scott Jones uses "Chandelier" by Sia to show how there is more to life than the pleasures of this world.