Author Archives: Writing & Photography by David K. Carpenter

About Writing & Photography by David K. Carpenter

Photographer of Light and Life, Writer of Life as it finds me

Beyond Belief – How Can You Possibly Believe Jesus Rose from the Dead?

In our little excursion through Christian apologetics (the ability to explain our faith in ways that make logical and philosophical sense, and easier to understand and digest for skeptics who are earnestly seeking to discover the truth), this week’s destination … Continue reading

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Beyond Belief – What the Heck is the Trinity? Is God Three or Is He One?

Last week in our journey through apologetics (our ability to defend our faith to those who doubt it or help it make sense to those earnestly trying to understand it), we addressed the divinity of Jesus. This naturally leads us … Continue reading

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Beyond Belief – Who Do You Say Jesus Is?

Continuing our series on apologetics (enabling Followers of Christ to explain their faith and helping those earnestly seeking answers to life’s big questions to understand how God has answered them), today I’m going to focus on Jesus himself. Since he’s … Continue reading

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Beyond Belief – Wasn’t Christianity Made Up by Weak People to Deal with Life?

Continuing in this series on apologetics (being able to explain our faith and help it make sense to non-believers), today we come to this common theme in modern and post-modern thinking: Christianity (or religion in general) is a made-up idea … Continue reading

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Beyond Belief – How Can You Possibly Believe the Bible Is True?

OK, so here it is. Throughout this little series on apologetics (the ability to explain your faith, and also hopefully to make it more clear to those who are skeptical of Christianity), I have been referring to the Bible as … Continue reading

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Beyond Belief – Do You Believe in Truth and Morality? Absolutely!

Author’s Note As I sit down to write this, I began with a prayer that my words will not get in the way of the message God wants to convey. This post, like all others from this “Beyond Belief” series, … Continue reading

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Beyond Belief – Do You Believe in Miracles? Yes!

On February 22, 1980, sportscaster Al Michaels uttered the greatest phrase in the history of sportscasting: “Do you believe in miracles? Yes!” The occasion, of course, was at the end of one of the biggest upsets (if not the biggest) … Continue reading

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Beyond Belief – How Do We Know God Is Real?

Continuing our way through this series of posts in an area of the faith known as apologetics (i.e., explaining your faith), we come to a topic that’s paramount for anyone just beginning their exploration into the veracity of the claims … Continue reading

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Beyond Belief – Faith and Doubt and Disbelief

When our youngest daughter was about 7 or 8, she approached us with growing doubts about the existence of Santa Claus. Her older brother and sister had hinted here and there that her belief was babyish. When she asked us … Continue reading

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Beyond Belief – Think About It: Sighted Faith

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.” Jesus, as recorded in Matthew 27:32 (NIV, emphasis added) Who said you need to put your brain in neutral in order to … Continue reading

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