Tag: Faith

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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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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FX’s The Americans: Everyone Lives by Faith

The FX show The Americans is set in the Reagan era Cold War 80s. Two Soviet intelligence agents, Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys, pose as a married couple to spy on the American government. They didn’t know each…

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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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