A day of reason is desired by some. God gave all of us a brain with minds so that we use them every day. Part of that function is reason but there is oh so much more the human brain helps us do. I wonder sometimes if others don’t experience what I experience in my brain.
A US representative to the House wants a Day of Reason to coincide with the National Day of Prayer. It is fine with me to explore the merits for a day of reason but not to overlap it with the National Day of Prayer. Human reasoning is not even close to the realm of prayer. Continue reading
Update: Tim Challies evaluates this book and Hitchens better than this article here.
Larry Taunton, a Christian author in Birmingham [Alabama], has recently made TV appearances on the right-leaning Fox News and on the left-leaning MSNBC.
Taunton’s book, ‘The Faith of Christopher Hitchens,’ was released on April 12, 2016.
Taunton’s new book on famous atheist Christopher Hitchens, who died in 2011, has gotten rave reviews from prominent atheists, and prominent Christians.
It’s a hot topic among liberal and conservative intellectuals.
Taunton, founder of the Christian ministry the Fixed Point Foundation in Birmingham, became friends with Hitchens in 2008 when the bestselling atheist author of “God is Not Great” began challenging Christians to debates. Continue reading
I was born at the Evangelical Community Hospital in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania—a fact that once prompted a friend of mine to say, “You’re evangelical born, evangelical bred, and when you die, you’ll be evangelical dead.” My father, John Forrest Thornbury, was the model of a country parson, serving as the pastor of Winfield Baptist Church, a historic congregation in the American Baptist tradition, for 44 years.
“Faith is a virus that infects the brain.”
Richard Dawkins got the virus of the rationalists and became irrational.
God help him. Please have mercy O God!
One thing, one sustaining thing, one live-giving thing the people of God need is to hear words from their God. This one thing we lack.
The, one, primary way God speaks is through His Word, the Word of God: Old and New Testaments.
The passage which has impacted me most over recent years is:
Then Moses and the people of Israel sang this song to the Lord, saying,
“I will sing to the Lord, for he has triumphed gloriously;
the horse and his rider he has thrown into the sea.
2 The Lord is my strength and my song,
and he has become my salvation;
this is my God, and I will praise him,
my father’s God, and I will exalt him.
3 The Lord is a man of war;
the Lord is his name.
“Brennan, you don’t need any more insights into the faith,” he observed. “You’ve got enough insights to last you three hundred years. The most urgent need in your life is to trust what you have received.” Continue reading
Mary Rose has an interesting story about Lyme Disease and faith. Her victory is worth a listen.
What goes into the decision to believe–in Jesus as the Christ–many things. End the end, we all make a significant step of
faith or step in the opposite direction from Jesus.
Here is a quote from Sheldon Vanauken, who studied English Literature at Yale and Oxford. He came to faith in 1951 with some guidance from non other than C. S. Lewis. Continue reading