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Interesting figures…

A recent article by Newsweek’s religion editor, Lisa Miller, makes some interesting observations about recent religious polling.  I think though that the observations are something that many of us have begun to see in our own experience and in conversations with others.  Miller points out that “recent poll data show that we are conceptually, at least, becoming more like Hindus…”  And, in reference to the ever-proof-texted John 14:6, Miller claims that the data show that “Americans are no longer buying it.”  But will this tide continue to rise; are we really becoming more theologically Hindu?  Must Christianity really change or die? Continue reading

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Wagering like Pascal

In my last post, I argued that reason and scientific knowledge were not enough to apprehend the entirety of reality. I stated that we as humans can know information based on (1) our senses, (2) our intuition, (3) revelation, and (4) the testimony of others. Of course, our ability to ascertain truth from any of these sources is debatable in and of itself – can we really trust our senses? Continue reading

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Ways of Knowing

How do we know what we know?

I’m writing a guest post because Grant had asked me to explain my reasons for belief in God and in everlasting hell. As someone who has struggled with both intellectual and emotional doubts from time to time, coming to the conclusion of the veracity of these two things is not something that has been untried in my life; in other words, I don’t just believe because “God said so.” Continue reading

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