Category: Epistemology – Trust

Beware the “Secular Objectivity Double Standard”: There is no such thing as belief and unbelief

One of my great frustrations in our secular age is how the concepts of “faith” and “belief” are communicated and understood. Too many Christians unknowingly acquiesce in using these terms that bias…

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The Killing of History: Postmodernism Run Amuck

The Killing of History needs to be read by every Christian who cares about defending our faith in a hostile secular culture. This from the Amazon introduction tells us why: For 2,500 years,…

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The Epidemic of Unexamined Assumptions

Given I’m a fan of popular culture, and a student of it’s influence on, and reflection of, the worldview of the people in that culture, I was very eager to read a…

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Epistemology Isn’t Just For Philosophers

In researching, reading, and thinking about writing a book about keeping my kids Christian, I was kind of surprised to discover how important questions of epistemology began to emerge. I even decided…

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What René Descartes Contributed to our Doubt-O-Meter – Absolute Certainty is a Myth

On a recent trip home to see family and friends, I got into interesting conversations with two gentlemen who are self-described agnostics. I realized something as I thought about these conversations. My interlocutors…

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Where Are You on the Doubt-O-Meter? Doubt and Faith Experienced

In my last post, I defined faith, correctly, as trust based on adequate evidence, contrasting it with our secular, postmodern culture’s definition as what you need when there isn’t enough evidence. Big difference. In…

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Where Are You on the Doubt-O-Meter? Doubt and Faith Defined

Sociologist Peter Berger has been an influential thinker and writer in my development as a Christian apologist. I have an entire chapter in my book on plausibility, something rare in apologetics circles,…

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Everyone Believes, Even “Nones”

In you’re not familiar with it, “Nones” is a term the media has given to those who walk away from religious faith. They are not atheists (only 3% of American are self-professed…

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Why Teaching Your Kids A Biblical Epistemology is Critically Important in an Age of Skepticism

I have a feeling that most Christian parents (and the churches they attend) don’t often get into conversation with their kids about epistemology. Since most people have never heard the word before,…

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