Crises take many forms, from devastating military conflicts to overwhelming personal struggles. Regardless of the scale or nature of the threat, crises test our faith as well as our emotional and physical stamina. However, crises can also be ignored, evaded, or covered up. How does Christ call us to respond to crises, whether encountered in international settings or in the intimate arena of our own emotions? What kind of preparation is necessary to respond with courage that does not yield in the face of a crisis? Christian discipleship shapes our responses to ordinary events, but also how we live, think and speak in extraordinarily difficult circumstances. Following Jesus may mean pronouncing the gospel of grace in a hostile environment, insisting on justice when injustice holds sway, or simply standing by a friend under assault. What is the cost of proclaiming truth in risky settings? Is real justice attainable outside the gospel of Jesus Christ? With human dignity under assault, does Christ call believers to radical responses? Join us for the 2013 Hope College Veritas Forum as we consider the cost of following Christ into the center of crises.