Ken Wytsma is a leader, innovator and social entrepreneur. Ken received a B.S. in Engineering from Clemson University and holds Masters Degrees in both Philosophy and Biblical Studies. He is the President of Kilns College where he teaches courses on Philosophy and Justice and is a church planter and Lead Pastor of Antioch in Bend, Oregon – a community widely known for their creativity, innovation and intern program that has brought over 100 college grads and seniors from over 20 universities to Antioch in the past 3 years.
Ken is also the Founder of The Justice Conference – an international conference exposing men and women to issues, organizations and conversations related to justice.
Ken loves reading Kierkegaard, having open and honest dialogue regarding significant issues like the person of God, authenticity, education, human rights, community, old literature and the biblical view of justice. He loves living at the foot of the Cascade Mountains with his wife, Tamara, and their four daughters.
See Ken elsewhere:
• Ken’s Blog
• Twitter Account
• The Justice Conference
• Kilns College
• Check out Ken’s books on our Recommended Reading page.
How do I know if hardship is from God?
If it’s possible that God may use suffering or hardship to teach us, how do we know if he is or not? “You put your hands out and say, ‘If this is from you God, I’m willing to receive it,’” says Ken Wytsma, President of Kilns College and Pastor of Antioch Church in Bend, OR. Whether the hardship is God teaching us or not, it should bring us to a place of total reliance and dependence on God to sustain us while we’re in the pit and ultimately lead us out of it.
What is biblical justice?
“[Talking about] Biblical Justice is just using a modifier in front of the word ‘justice,’” says Ken Wytsma, Author, Founder of The Justice Conference and Pastor of Antioch Church in Bend, OR. If truth is what is, justice is what ought to be. So, put simply, Biblical justice is a view of justice that is informed by the bible. “Biblical justice is undergirded by Scripture.” Under Biblical justice, our efforts to pursue and promote justice are really efforts to make the world the way God says it ought to be.
Would Jesus go to church?
If Jesus showed up at a Sunday morning service, would he be pleased with the church, or would he urge everyone to leave and help the poor? “Jesus was very concerned with us authentically living out justice” says Ken Wytsma, President of Kilns College and Founder of The Justice Conference, but Jesus’ ministry also included teaching. With church, we have to strike a balance between the two: gathering as a church body and serving the community around us.
More Ken Wytsma Videos
Current Events & Government
A Response to Pat Robertson’s Comment on Haiti
Congo and Health Care Reform
Is the American political system failing?
Media and the arts seem spiritually bankrupt…can they be redeemed?
Pragmatism and American Education
Was America a Christian nation or not?
What are the long-term results of a secular society?
What is the Church of England?
Christian Living & the Church
Calvinism and the Church
The Charismatic Question
C.S. Lewis and The Great Divorce
Home Churches vs. Institutional Churches
How do I set boundaries in abusive relationships?
Is it OK to marry a non-Christian
Is skepticism good or bad?
Ken, are you a liberal?
On the Writings of N.T. Wright
‘Will Jesus Buy Me A Doublewide?’ – Karen Spears Zacharias’s book on the Prosperity Gospel
What is a Christian’s role in cultural conversations about truth, science, etc.?
Why do you do child dedication?
Spiritual Formation & Theology
Are we responsible for our own salvation?
Calvinism vs. Arminianism
Consume. Pray. Love?
Do we sometimes need to endure hardship to build character?
How do I pray life-changing prayer?
How do we grow after we realize our need to change?
How was David a man after God’s own heart?
Ken’s Personal Story On Prayer
The King James Version
Lead us not into temptation…
Thoughts on Prayer Part I
What is the meaning of ‘Justice’?
Who are the 99%?
Why The Justice Conference?
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