Author: Alycia Wood

Alycia Wood graduated from Roberts Wesleyan College with a degree in Criminal Justice and from Marygrove College with a Master’s in Social Justice. She also graduated from the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics and spent two years as a Fellow with RZIM in New England. Alycia’s speaking background is quite diverse. It includes universities (MIT, University of Connecticut, Harvard, University of Massachusetts, Boston University, Dartmouth College, and Brown University), retreats, conferences, and prisons. In every venue, Alycia has addressed major issues surrounding faith before diverse audiences. She has also traveled to countries such as Haiti, Honduras, the Dominican Republic, and Jamaica, volunteering at soup kitchens and orphanages as her passion for “showing Christ” extends beyond her local environment. In her spare time, Alycia enjoys music and is a lover of all things football and hockey.
April 10, 2017 / / Topics

It’s quite inevitable and interesting that in the time leading up to Easter, magazines and media outlets look for ways to leverage the life of a Jewish man who roamed the remote region of Palestine early in the first century. After almost two millennia, people are still asking the question, “Who is Jesus of Nazareth?” Why? The answer to that question has tremendous implications for all humanity. Jesus made claims that no other person has ever made. He came with a purpose no one has ever had. Of course, none…

January 8, 2017 / / Topics

In the movie Anger Management, Jack Nicholson, who plays a therapist, asks Adam Sandler, a seemingly even-keeled character, a very simple question: “Who are you?” Sandler’s character goes on to describe several things about himself: his personality, his hobbies, his accomplishments, etc. At every turn the therapist slyly looks at him and says that those are things about him, but not “who he is”. Sandler eventually erupts in frustration when no answer seems to satisfy his inquisitor. How many of us would struggle to answer that question? It may seem…

October 9, 2016 / / Topics

Oftentimes we feel helpless because we don’t know how to personally advocate for justice. Justice claims are made about wrongs committed against people. After all, no one screams injustice when a cockroach is killed. Why do we feel that humans have value? For instance, WHO told us that rape is wrong? Atheism teaches that people are just the product of time + matter + chance and that morality is subjective.  Christianity teaches that people are reflections of their Creator and consequently have intrinsic value. Christianity clearly lays out what injustice…