In a few months time I will be 58 years of age. As I grow older, I find myself reflecting more on my life. Where I’ve come from, where I’ve been, where and who I am now, and where I am going.… Read the rest
Unfortunately, many people today see science and faith as enemies rather than friends. Thankfully, there are an increasing number of scientists and intellectuals who are speaking out about their faith. John Lennox is one of them.
John Lennox, Professor of Mathematics at Oxford University, is an internationally renowned speaker on the interface of science, philosophy and religion.… Read the rest
“I have a fundamental belief in the Bible as the Word of God, written by those who were inspired.… Read the rest
Believe it or not, Christmas is only four weeks away! For followers of Christ, and especially for those of us who pastor a church or speak from time to time, Christmas presents another excellent opportunity to communicate the good news of Jesus Christ.… Read the rest
A few months ago I was privileged to meet Charlie Duke, the tenth person to have walked on the moon. At the event I attended, he shared some amazing stories about his experiences in space. What was most moving for me, was hearing him speak about his conversion story and his current relationship with Jesus Christ.… Read the rest
With over 1,500 new books about Jesus being published every year, why read another book about Jesus? John Ortberg's latest book Who is this Man? The Unpredictable Impact of this Inescapable Man is well worth reading as it gives us a fresh and inspiring look at Jesus and his impact on history.
New Testament scholar and historian N.T.… Read the rest
Since there is little likelihood that Jesus' claim to deity is legend or myth, we should expect to find something in his words and actions that suggest he thought of himself as divine.… Read the rest
C.S. Lewis also grappled with the validity of other religions – There are so many religions, how can you say which one is right? Are all religions really the same, or is there a difference? How can we say which one, if any, is the right one?… Read the rest
Another objection to faith that C.S. Lewis struggled with was the question: Aren't morals relative? More than two-thirds of Americans deny any belief in absolutes and the statistics would be very similar in other countries.
An an atheist, Lewis denied that there were any moral absolutes.… Read the rest
Post-modernism denies meta-narratives: any narrnaitve, story or account of the world that claims to be absolute or all encompassing.… Read the rest
Some people believe that humanity invented God out of need – to cope with the uncertainties of a confusing and often dangerous world.… Read the rest
A miracle is something that comes to us from beyond the world. It is an event that can't happen, but it does. It can't be explained scientifically.
Lewis gained attention beyond his academic circles through his unflinching affirmation of the supernatural – God, demons, miracles and all.… Read the rest
Reason and imagination were important to Lewis because they had once been separated in his own life but were later brought together. For him, meaning often came through imagination. For some, imagination can seem like an escape from reality.… Read the rest
In Lewis' time, the dominant view of life was what we call Modernism, which placed great confidence in reason, the scientific method and rational arguments. We can also call this view Rationalism.
There are four basic intellectual positions about the relationship between faith and reason( R stands for reason and F stands for faith):
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