Some Christians view reason as the enemy of faith. For this reason (pun intended), they reject philosophy. This philosophy (pun intended, again) is known as Christian anti-intellectualism. As you can hopefully already see, it is self-refuting. Nonetheless, some point to Colossians 2:8 to try and defend this odd philosophy. Only by ripping this verse out of context could you get an interpretation that would defend a self-refuting position. Colossians 2:8 Does Not Condemn Philosophy Advertisements
Donnie Haflich dissects the problem of young people leaving Christianity perfectly and provides what I believe is a great solution. If young people have never been shown why Christianity is… Read more An Unexamined Worldview Is Not Worth Holding To →
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… Read more 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 for civil dialogue between disagreeing parties. If we take the current political dialogue as our cue, we may think it impossible for such fundamentally different positions as Christianity and Atheism to come together and speak civilly.… Read more “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… Read more 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… Read more “Is the Bible God’s Word?” Patron-Only eBook →