Speaker Francis Chan had the audience at the CHIC 2012 Main Stage event questioning their faith. And he did it with a biblical style of humor in which the hearers are caught off guard. Chan is a former pastor who has written the best-selling books Crazy Love, Forgotten God, and Erasing Hell. He also founded Eternity Bible College and sits on the boards of directors for Children’s Hunger Fund and World Impact.

As was the case the previous two nights, Chan preached from a text in which Jesus asks a question of the disciples. He shared with the 5,000 students in the Thompson-Boling Arena the incident in which the resurrected Jesus had asked Peter three times, “Do you love me?”

The thrice-asked question connected with the three times Peter had denied Jesus even though the impetuous disciple had been quick to declare he would never deny his master. After answering the third time, Peter, grieving over what he had done, replied, “Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you!”

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