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Can Reason Lead Us To A Relationship With God

Most atheists feel confident that they have “reason” on their side. As a result, many are surprised when a Christian apologist takes an evidentialist, or reason-based, approach to matters of “faith.” Not long ago, the issue arose in a conversation I [Read More]

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Do Christians Have a Bias to Believe?

To the skeptic, most Christians – certainly most who appear willing to “defend” their faith – may seem a bit one-dimensional, perhaps in some cases fanatical. They seem so convinced of their views, regardless of how bizarre some of these views [Read More]

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What Do Faith, Hope and Love Have In Common?

Talk to an atheist about faith, and you’re likely to get an eye-roll. To most, faith is roughly synonymous with superstition, a subject not befitting of modern, science-oriented people. In fact, most skeptics will argue that faith is an obstacle [Read More]

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Why Doesn’t God Need a Creator?

Christians believe that God is an “infinite” being who has always existed and always will exist. But is this position simply an article of faith, or is there some evidence to support this claim? Most skeptics today feel pretty comfortable concluding that there [Read More]

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Faith Is Not The Opposite of Reason Part II

My last post examined the difference between “faith” and “reason.” Far from being opposites, as some skeptics contend, I argued that faith is often the rational response to a particular set of facts. I used the example of a spouse whose “faith” [Read More]

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Faith Is Not the Opposite of Reason

Many modern skeptics contend that faith and reason are precise opposites.  Under their view, my “faith” in Jesus Christ is an act in opposition to reason.  At best, it is a form of wishful thinking, a crutch for those who [Read More]

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What Do We Mean by Faith?

For most modern secularists, as well as many nominal believers, “faith” is something one “has” or “uses” when there is no “evidence” upon which to support a belief. It’s a form of wishful thinking, at best, but may in many [Read More]

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Got Faith?

Sitting in traffic the other day, I saw once again the bumper sticker “Got Faith?”   It’s catchy, in a way, and in this age of sound bites, I can guess why people find it useful.  Perhaps it’s a good discussion [Read More]

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Why God is Necessary for Morality

“No,” my friend insisted, “Morality is just a social construct. It’s a product of ‘group-think,’ a way for the herd to govern itself. It’s just part of the way the mind works, and like the mind, it evolves with the [Read More]

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How Reason Leads to Faith Part II

My last post examined the difference between “faith” and “reason.” Far from being opposites, as some skeptics contend, I argued that faith is often the rational response to a particular set of facts. I used the example of a spouse [Read More]

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How Reason Leads to Faith

                                                                                                             Many skeptics contend that faith and reason are precise opposites.  Under their view, my “faith” in Jesus Christ is an act in opposition to reason.  At best, it is a form of wishful thinking, a crutch for those [Read More]

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Why Reason Supports Believing in God

Many atheists refuse to consider the evidence for God’s existence, insisting that before they can accept God, we must first be able to explain where God came from, and how. They accuse Christians of relying “just so” stories, insisting that [Read More]

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