A couple of years ago, I saw a brief video clip of a popular defender of the Christian faith speaking on a state college campus. As you can imagine, those opposed to the Christian faith arrived at the presentation equipped to expose the speaker for perpetuating what they believe to be a fairy tale, based … Continue reading The Close-Mindedness of Christians
“I believe in Christianity as I believe that the Sun has risen, not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.” C.S. Lewis; from an essay written for the Oxford Socratic Club I hold to a biblical worldview because of faith - but it's not blind faith. My faith … Continue reading Why Atheism Failed Me – Pt 2 of 3
The Art of Welcoming & The 7 Laws of the Learner, Law No. 1 THE ART OF WELCOMING Introduction: Environment carries much more power than we give it credit for. Think back to the theme song to the beloved sitcom, Cheers: ‘Sometimes you wanna go where everybody knows your name, and they’re always glad you … Continue reading Small Group Teacher Workshop Notes – April 2021
Ever have those types of conversations at coffee shops or via social media? When dialoguing about worldviews (especially in today’s relativistic, “hey, whatever works for you” culture), some deep and reasonable thinking is required. Philosophy is hard. It takes serious mental discipline. (My 'Philosophy of Religion' class, studying the works of Descartes, Hume, Nietzsche, and … Continue reading How do you know you’re not wrong?
When I began honestly investigating reasons for the Christian faith it changed everything. My faith, over time, became my own. No longer was my answer for being a Christian, "The preacher said it's true," or "Grandma said it's true." It's ok - very ok - to doubt your faith. John the Baptist, according to Jesus' … Continue reading Knowing Why You Believe What You Believe
A person can neither prove nor disprove the existence of God. What a person with a biblical worldview can do is provide evidence for God’s existence. And there’s plenty of it. Cosmology, teleology, RNA/DNA, human consciousness, just to name a few, all provide hard scientific evidence for a Creator. Further, the historical reliability of the … Continue reading The Reason for God
"Into [my atheistic state], God broke in." What a powerful story from Harvard professor, Mark Shepard. Short article. Enjoy... nw Harvard University is special for me because it is where I first came to know Jesus Christ. Perhaps this should not be surprising. Harvard is a place that reveres truth (Veritas), and Jesus says he … Continue reading How Jesus Found Me at Harvard
Linked for you here is a dialogue between New Testament scholar and theologian, NT Wright, and Harvard philosopher, Sean Kelly, as they discuss one of history’s most influential books – the Bible. It’s an audio link only (no video) and is over an hour in length. Whether you listen in “small bites” or “swallow the … Continue reading The Bible: Gospel, Guide or Garbage?
When Jesus was asked what was the greatest commandment he purposefully made it clear that God was to be loved with the mind as well as the rest of our human faculties. (cf. Matthew 22:37) In his book, "The Passionate Intellect," former atheist, Alister McGrath (Oxford; Ph.D., Molecular Biophysics), calls the intellectual pursuit of God … Continue reading The Discipleship of the Mind