A Fresh Start to an Intellectual Journey: Can Belief in God Be Evidence Based?

James Bishop's Theological Rationalism

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This is an article I penned for the Cornerstone Institute newsletter.

Is there evidence for God or is belief in God just another archaic superstition that has no place in our sophisticated modern world?

These are contentious questions that will receive numerous responses. The naturalist would respond with a no in hope to affirm a godless philosophy. Alternatively, a Christian apologist, one who gives evidence and reasons for belief, would say yes. Still others would disagree on what type of God or gods they believe in. However, few would disagree that this is perhaps the most important existential question anyone could ask.

Since becoming an apologist I’ve witnessed how many people who claim to believe in God do not actually know why they do or, if pressed, they cannot offer reasons for their belief. For any critical thinker this is deemed problematic. How does someone put so much devotion…

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