There are some Christians who fear that apologetics actually undermines the biblical notion of “faith.” They think that evidence and reason are at odds with faith. In other words, they believe faith is blind and that it is virtuous to believe without evidence, therefore providing evidence is not virtuous. This idea could not be furtherContinue reading “Is Apologetics Anti-Faith?”
In the process of engaging skeptics with the evidence for Christian theism, I have met, spoken with, and learned from many wonderful people with whom I disagree with in a fundamental way. The political atmosphere of the United States has created such a divided and polarized country, one wonders if there is any room forContinue reading ““5 Reasons I Admire Atheists” by a Christian”
In doing apologetics — attempting to provide a rational basis for Christian doctrine — one comes across Christian anti-intellectualism from time-to-time. With good intentions, these sort of folks trot out the usual responses like, “We don’t need reason, we just need faith.” Christian anti-intellectualism, more or less, views reason as the enemy of faith. AfterContinue reading “Why I Stopped Trying to ‘Have More Faith’”
Haden discusses faith and reason from a Biblical perspective. Are they enemies? Does Hebrews 11:1 define faith as blind and irrational? Faith is active trust in someone, or something, on the basis of evidence and reason. Support our Ministry (Patron-Only eBook Included)
The object of our faith may not be seen, but the nature of our faith is evidential.
How do you know the Bible is God’s Word? How can the Bible be God’s Word if it was written by men? Over the years, the Bible has faced more criticism than any other book in history, yet it still remains authoritative for many Christians today. Have you ever had doubts about where the BibleContinue reading ““Is the Bible God’s Word?” Patron-Only eBook”
Dr. Travis Dickinson, professor of apologetics and philosophy at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, explores Martin Luther’s famous statement on “scripture and plain reason”
Do Christians have blind faith? What does the Bible teach about faith and reason?
This is a good article that argues against materialism, or physical-ism – all that exists is material reality. I don’t know if you can take the argument all the way to the existence of God, but it is definitely an argument against materialism. “The Freewill Argument for the Existence of God” Mann’s Word
Has science rendered belief in the miraculous naive and childish? Sheri Bell argues as to why this is not the case. “Does Science Disprove Miracles?” Sheri Bell