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Assembling the evidence

Skepticism toward the Bible abounds. But how does the evidence stack up? Beginning Thursday, Jan. 11, Alexandria Covenant Church will offer a course called Assembling the Evidence, Part I that will examine evidence for the historical reliability of the Old Testament and of the Bible's claim for itself as the word of God.

It will look at topics including creation, the flood from the Book of Genesis, archeological data, the nature of biblical prophecy and its fulfilment.

"The evidence is cumulative, wide-ranging and compelling," the church said in a news release.

Part II, examining the New Testament, is scheduled to begin in April.

The class will run weekly, from 6:30-8 p.m. on Thursdays through March 22 at the church, Room 114, 4005 Dakota St. in Alexandria. Childcare is available for infants through age 5.

To sign up, call the church office at 320-763-5659. For more information, call Jon Philbrick at 320-760-0971.

Why donate a kidney?

What prompts a person to donate a kidney to an employee? That's what Jim Winkels of Douglas Machine did for Darla Engstrom in 2017, saving Engstrom from dialysis and a potentially lengthy wait for a donor. Now recovered from surgery, they will share their story at the Catalyst Covenant Church at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 7. To read their story, click here. The church meets in the Upper Room of the Common Ground Coffee House, 516 Hawthorne St. in Alexandria. For questions or more information, call Pastor Jim Black at 320-766-5725.