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Tag Archives: Beyond Belief
Beyond Belief – What Does God Have To Do with My Longings?
Another way you might say this to me is: OK, so maybe you have provided some logical, philosophical, and even scientific arguments for the existence of God, but so what? Why should I care? Here’s the short answer: because God … Continue reading
Posted in Christian, Faith Tagged All who are thirsty, Beyond Belief, Christian Apologetics, Christianity, Faith, Hope, How can God fulfill my longings?, Jesus is knocking at the door, Living water, Longings, The beauty of the Lord, The truth will set you free, Things are not the way they're supposed to be, You will know the truth 1 Comment
Beyond Belief – How Can You Believe in a God that Allows Pain and Suffering?
I’m getting close to the end of the topics I have wanted to cover in this series on Christian apologetics (being able to explain our faith in a logical manner to someone seeking to understand it with an open mind … Continue reading
Beyond Belief – How Can You Believe in Christianity When Religion Poisons Everything?
In 2007, atheist author Christopher Hitchens published a book called, “god is not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything”. This reflects a sentiment that is common in our secular society, effectively asserting that the world would be a better place if … Continue reading
Posted in Christian, Faith Tagged Beyond Belief, Christian Apologetics, Does religion poison everything?, Following Christ is a relationship, Following Christ is not a religion, God's extravagant gift of grace, Secular society is more poisonous than religion, Sermon on the Mount, The Beatitudes, The world has benefitted from Christianity, The world has benefitted from religion Leave a comment
Beyond Belief – Did You Know Jesus Came to Start a Relationship, Not a Religion?
Two posts ago (“Beyond Belief – How Can You Believe in Jesus and Science?“), I received the following comment from a blogger known as “Catxman”: But then there are disasters that happen — large-scale and personal. The average person, stricken … Continue reading
Beyond Belief – How Can You Believe Jesus Is the Only Way to God?
Continuing our series on Christian apologetics (being able to explain and defend our faith to those seeking to understand it or complaining about how outdated and ridiculous it is), let’s turn our attention today to another stumbling block some people … Continue reading
Beyond Belief – How Can You Believe in Jesus and Science?
There is a common thought in modern western culture these days that is so pervasive as to be accepted as fact in many circles: religion is superstition, myth, or something contrived to aid simple-minded people in trying to understand the … Continue reading
Posted in Christian, Faith Tagged Believe in Jesus and science, Beyond Belief, Christian Apologetics, Cosmology, Dr Alexander Vilenkin, Dr Antony Flew, Dr Arno Penzias, Dr Francis Collins, Dr James Tour, Dr Jerry Coyne, Dr Stephen C. Meyer, Dr Vera Kistiakowsky, Human Genome Project, Kalam Cosmological Argument, Lee Strobel, Nelson Glueck, Science and Christianity, Science and religion, Science points to the Creator, Sir William Ramsay 3 Comments
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
Posted in Christian, Faith, Miracles Tagged Beyond Belief, Case for Easter, Christ is risen, Jesus's death and resurrection, Risen Christ Leave a comment
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
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