The University of Lincoln’s Christian Union (CU) have been getting out there this week, with a series of talks and events designed to let them talk to students about their religious beliefs.

As part of the CU’s “events week” the group have been holding afternoon talks in the library bar, where students could come and have some free food while talking to the group’s members about topics such as “Heaven & Hell”, and “The Sinfulness of Sin”.

Joel Murray, the CU’s worship co-ordinator, said: “The idea is that as students we can relate to other students on campus, and tell them about what we believe.”

“Students are in this weird position they’ll never be in again. Students are in the best place to talk to other students.”

He said that a key part of the week was to “give people a chance to ask questions”.

On Tuesday, February 23rd, the afternoon session was a chance for students to question Christian beliefs and actions, and hear their rationales. Students took the opportunity to “Grill a Christian” on topics such as the veracity of the Bible, the Crusades, and people living without a belief in a deity.

There’s still a chance to go along and debate, with Thursday afternoon being “Question Time” and Friday looking at “Jesus vs Other Religions” — both start at 2pm in the Library Bar.

Friday evening’s event looks to be a little more contentious, with the group’s “pudding party” involving Louie Werth, formerly a Siren FM presenter, talking about “Gay OK? — Homosexuality, God & Jesus”. That starts at 7.30pm in MB1008 in the main building.

More information about the week can be found on the group’s website.

By Rob Wells

Rob is a third-year journalism student at the University of Lincoln, and is originally from Leicester. He also writes on his website.