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Why Christian Faith Still Makes Sense

Why Christian Faith Still Makes Sense Book
Author : C. Stephen Evans
Publisher : Baker Academic
Release : 2015-05-19
ISBN : 9780801096600
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In recent years the Christian faith has been challenged by skeptics, including the New Atheists, who claim that belief in God is simply not reasonable. Here prominent Christian philosopher C. Stephen Evans offers a fresh, contemporary, and nuanced response. He makes the case for belief in a personal God through an exploration of natural "signs," which open our minds to theistic possibilities and foster belief in the Christian revelation. Evans then discusses why God's self-revelation is both authoritative and authentic. This sophisticated yet accessible book provides a clear account of the evidence for Christian faith, concluding that it still makes sense to believe.

Why Christian Faith Still Makes Sense Acadia Studies in Bible and Theology

Why Christian Faith Still Makes Sense  Acadia Studies in Bible and Theology  Book
Author : C. Stephen Evans
Publisher : Baker Academic
Release : 2015-05-12
ISBN : 1493400223
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In recent years the Christian faith has been challenged by skeptics, including the New Atheists, who claim that belief in God is simply not reasonable. Here prominent Christian philosopher C. Stephen Evans offers a fresh, contemporary, and nuanced response. He makes the case for belief in a personal God through an exploration of natural "signs," which open our minds to theistic possibilities and foster belief in the Christian revelation. Evans then discusses why God's self-revelation is both authoritative and authentic. This sophisticated yet accessible book provides a clear account of the evidence for Christian faith, concluding that it still makes sense to believe.

Faith and Reason

Faith and Reason Book
Author : Austin Guilford Schmidt,Joseph A. Perkins
Publisher : Sophia Inst Press
Release : 2002
ISBN : 9781928832706
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book demonstrates that, contrary to the claims of its critics, Christianity is not a refuge of foolish emotionalism or pie-in-the-sky hopes. On the contrary, argue these authors, it's irrational not to be Christian. That's because Christianity makes sense: reason thrives within its rigorous doctrines; and inside its loving boundaries, the human intellect is most free.No wonder so many sensible men and women of all ages are converting to Christianity these days Whether you're approaching the Christian faith from the outside or come to this book already a Christian, you'll find in these pages simple (but not simplistic), rational explanations of each of its core doctrines, including evidence and proofs that: -- God exists -- and His existence can be proven by reason-- God is not a force, but a personal being who loves us-- Evil does not disprove the existence of a good God-- Each individual soul was created by God and is immortal-- Religion is the reasonable response to the goodness of God-- The Christian Gospels are God's revelation of Himself to us-- Christ Himself was truly God, but He was also truly man-- Christ died on the Cross for the salvation of all mankind-- Christ established a Church, to which all should belong-- That Church still exists and has authority today-- And much more that shows how Christianity makes senseThis is an excellent book for all honest inquirers . . . and for all believing Christians who want to know their faith better and to explain it to others.

The Reason Why

The Reason Why Book
Author : Mark Mittelberg
Publisher : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Release : 2011-04-01
ISBN : 9781414352596
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Everyone wants to believe in something beyond or someone bigger than themselves, but nobody wants to be duped. In order to provide answers to people who are seeking the truth, Mark Mittelberg updates for today the classic book by Robert Laidlaw that sold millions, The Reason Why. This short book gives clear, concise reasons why belief in God makes sense.

Why Faith Makes Sense

Why Faith Makes Sense Book
Author : Will Jr. Davis
Publisher : Revell
Release : 2008-10-01
ISBN : 0800732480
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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While the Bible declares, "The fool has said in his heart that there is no God," our culture has turned that statement on its head. The mantra of today's intellectual crowd is that the fool is the one who believes in God. Sadly, some Christians are starting to believe this, too. Will Davis Jr. says this is nonsense. You don't have to stop thinking to be a Christian. In fact, faith is the logical, natural progression of good reasoning, and it is less foolish to believe in God than not to believe. With common language, humor, biblical teaching, and real-life stories, Why Faith Makes Sense helps everyday believers understand why belief is the rational outcome of clear thinking about the evidence that surrounds us.

God Makes Sense

God Makes Sense Book
Author : Gordon Wong
Publisher : Armour Publishing Pte Ltd
Release : 2008
ISBN : 9789814222242
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download God Makes Sense book written by Gordon Wong, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Ten

Ten Book
Author : John Pritchard
Publisher : SPCK
Release : 2014-01-23
ISBN : 0281067651
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Lists can be an entertaining distraction but Ten demonstrates they can be stimulating too. With characteristic wit and candour, John Pritchard attempts to get clear in his own mind what he believes after 40 years of trying to make faith understandable to others. Topics include: - Ten problems people have with faith - Ten things I believe about God - Ten things I don't believe about God - Ten words of wisdom - Ten cliches to avoid - Ten ways to pray - Ten lessons learned This is a great book whether you're sceptical about Christianity, feel there may be something to it, or simply want reassurance - in the midst of life's frequently bewildering moments - that it really does make sense.

Christianity

Christianity Book
Author : Dennis McCallum
Publisher : Tyndale House Pub
Release : 1992
ISBN : 9780842305259
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Ideal for new teachers and group study, this apologetic presents a clear, rational defense for Christianity to those unfamiliar with the Bible and challenges readers to meet Christ personally

Simply Christian

Simply Christian Book
Author : N. T. Wright
Publisher : HarperOne
Release : 2021-03-02
ISBN : 9780060872700
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Simply outstanding. It will confirm, challenge, and deepen your grasp of Christian faith and practice."--Christianity Today Christian scholar and Anglican bishop N. T. Wright's best-known work, written in the tradition of C. S. Lewis's Mere Christianity but for today's generation--a rigorous and mind-expanding explanation of the essence of Christianity and why people believe--is available in paperback for the first time. For two thousand years, Christianity has claimed to answer the mystery of human existence. Renowned biblical scholar and Anglican bishop N. T. Wright--the award-winning author Newsweek hails as "the world's leading New Testament scholar"--argues that the Christian faith still holds the answers today. Like C. S. Lewis did in his classic Mere Christianity, Wright makes the case for Christian faith for modern readers, whether you are a believer, an agnostic, schooled in a different spiritual tradition, or are a skeptical atheist suspicious of organized religion. Using clear, simple language to convey a profound message, he walks you through the Christian faith step-by-step and question by question, and reveals how basic inquiries such as Why is justice fair? Why are so many people pursuing spirituality? Why do we crave relationship? And why is beauty so beautiful? take us into the mystery of God and his plan for us and leave believers with a reason for renewed faith. Provocative and insightful, with a discussion guide for individuals and groups, Simply Christian offers answers to expand and guide all of our lives.

A History of Western Philosophy

A History of Western Philosophy Book
Author : C. Stephen Evans
Publisher : InterVarsity Press
Release : 2018-10-09
ISBN : 0830873694
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Plato. Aristotle. Augustine. Hume. Kant. Hegel. Every student of philosophy needs to know the history of the philosophical discourse such giants have bequeathed us. Philosopher C. Stephen Evans brings his expertise to this daunting task as he surveys the history of Western philosophy, from the Pre-Socratics to Nietzsche and postmodernism—and every major figure and movement in between.

Unapologetic

Unapologetic Book
Author : Francis Spufford
Publisher : Faber & Faber
Release : 2012-09-04
ISBN : 0571281362
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Unapologetic is a brief, witty, personal, sharp-tongued defence of Christianity, taking on Dawkins' The God Delusion and Christopher Hitchens' God is Not Great. Its argument is that Christianity is recognisable, drawing on the deep and deeply ordinary vocabulary of human feeling, satisfying those who believe by offering a ruthlessly realistic account of the bits of our lives advertising agencies prefer to ignore. It's a book for believers who are fed up with being patronised, for non-believers curious about how faith can possibly work in the twenty-first century, and for anyone who feels there is something indefinably wrong, literalistic, anti-imaginative and intolerant about the way the case for atheism is now being made. Fresh, provoking and unhampered by niceness, this is the long-awaited riposte to the smug emissaries of New Atheism.

God Makes Sense

God Makes Sense Book
Author : Pete Suarez
Publisher : Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
Release : 2018-09-17
ISBN : 1642589713
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The chapters build on different stages that the reader must go through to give reason to one's faith, such as: the meaning of life, sin, values, suffering, hope, marriage, celibacy, happiness; all within God's plan, kingdom, presence, prayer, community, and Christian spirituality in general, to meet the Lord of life and death. As Pete writes, "God is being, Creator of the universe, you, me, and all of us, who in pure love decided to pour the best of his creative energy in the universe by giving us life so that through life we can reach all our hopes and finally meet forever in his presence." Disponible también en español

You Can Believe This

You Can Believe This  Book
Author : Peter Bates
Publisher : Exposure Publishing
Release : 2007
ISBN : 9781846857843
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Claptrap, bunkum, nonsense, tripe..." are just a few of the words that have been used by sceptics to describe the Christian faith. The attitude of many is that religion and superstition are more or less the same thing and no longer relevant in this sophisticated modern age. It is claimed that all who believe in God must have left their brains at home and are seriously deluded. Peter Bates sets out in this book to counter these arguments with a rigorously reasoned, yet readable, defence of Christianity. He brings 30 years of personal experience as a Christian to bear, as well as a varied career which includes finance, commerce and the world of education. Beginning with a discussion of the nature of 'Truth', 'Faith' and 'Science', Peter argues that God must exist and that the only reliable source of information about Him is the Bible. Taking the Bible to be the 'Word of God', he explains what it tells us about the creation of the world, the fall of man, the ministry of Jesus Christ, the purpose of the church, the end of the age and much else besides. Whether you are already a Christian or simply interested in finding out what it is all about, this book is for you. Peter's aim in writing the book is that by the time you have finished reading it you will agree with him that Biblical Christianity makes sense, and YOU CAN BELIEVE IT!

Christian Faith and Social Justice Five Views

Christian Faith and Social Justice  Five Views Book
Author : Vic McCracken
Publisher : A&C Black
Release : 2014-06-19
ISBN : 1623561191
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Judeo-Christian tradition testifies to a God that cries out, demanding that justice "roll down like waters, righteousness like an ever-flowing stream" (Amos 5:24). Christians agree that being advocates for justice is critical to the Christian witness. And yet one need not look widely to see that Christians disagree about what social justice entails. What does justice have to do with healthcare reform, illegal immigration, and same-sex marriage? Should Christians support tax policies that effectively require wealthy individuals to fund programs that benefit the poor? Does justice require that we acknowledge and address the inequalities borne out of histories of gender and ethnic exclusivity? Is the Christian vision distinct from non-Christian visions of social justice? Christians disagree over the proper answer to these questions. In short, Christians agree that justice is important but disagree about what a commitment to justice means. Christian Faith and Social Justice makes sense of the disagreements among Christians over the meaning of justice by bringing together five highly regarded Christian philosophers to introduce and defend rival perspectives on social justice in the Christian tradition. While it aspires to offer a lucid introduction to these theories, the purpose of this book is more than informative. It is purposefully dialogical and is structured so that contributors are able to model for the reader reasoned exchange among philosophers who disagree about the meaning of social justice. The hope is that the reader is left with a better understanding of range of perspectives in the Christian tradition about social justice.

Reason to Believe

Reason to Believe Book
Author : Richard L. Purtill
Publisher : Ignatius Press
Release : 2009-01-01
ISBN : 1586170880
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Is religious belief reasonable? New Atheists, such as Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris, energetically say, No! Many others, including some believers, insist that faith is utterly beyond reasoned argument.

The Reason for God

The Reason for God Book
Author : Timothy Keller
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2008
ISBN : 9780340979471
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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At a time when scientists and critics such as Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens are questioning the validity of religion, this book uses literature, philosophy and reason to explain how faith in a Christian God is a soundly rational belief.Timothy Keller, pastor of an inner-city New York church, looks at some of the most widespread accusations levelled at Christianity, including Christianity's claim of exclusivity; how a good God could allow suffering; why the Church is responsible for injustice; and if science has disproved religious belief. This book has been written for believers and non-believers, sceptics and churchgoers, and charts a brilliantly considered and impassioned path to Christianity - a Mere Christianity for the twenty-first century.

Why Am I Still a Christian

Why Am I Still a Christian  Book
Author : Joseph A. Buijs
Publisher : FriesenPress
Release : 2021-03-12
ISBN : 1039100384
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Why am I a Christian? Why is anyone a Christian or remain a Christian? These questions can readily occur in our increasingly secular environment. A prevalent mind set suggests that there is no point to being Christian: that it is a cultural remnant of our upbringing, a belief system out of step with enlightened thinking, a moral code at odds with contemporary society. Does it, then, still make sense to adhere to a Christian tradition? Is it reasonable to be and remain Christian when atheistic criticisms imply otherwise? A philosophical excursion explores these questions under the headings of Tradition, Reason, and Faith. It critically discusses the what and the why of being Christian. It differentiates explaining how we may have acquired faith and Christian commitment from justifying why it may nevertheless be reasonable to have faith and to remain Christian. A personal narrative shows how approaches to these questions changed over the course of the authors personal life and academic career teaching philosophy. Why am I or why is anyone a Christian? Because, as the author concludes, it can be a reasonable choice to adopt and retain a Christian faith commitment.

Getting at Jesus

Getting at Jesus Book
Author : Peter S. Williams
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release : 2019-01-29
ISBN : 1532634242
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Portraying themselves as challenging blind religious dogma with evidence-led skepticism, the neo-atheist movement claims that the New Testament contains unreliable tales about a mythical figure who, far from being the resurrected Lord of life, may not even have lived. This comprehensive critique documents the falsehood of these neo-atheist claims, correcting their historical and philosophical mistakes to show how we can get at the truth about the historical Jesus.

And Jesus Began to Weep

And Jesus Began to Weep Book
Author : Naveen Alapati
Publisher : Naveen Alapati
Release : 2021-05-18
ISBN : 1639207244
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The sudden surge of the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a severe breakdown, downfall and disorientation of many sectors of our world. The pandemic has exposed the dysfunctionality of our systems as much as it presented the functionality. It has exposed how fragile, vulnerable and insignificant we are in the face of this viral disease. It has shown us how unprepared we are to face sudden calamities such as this. While this is the situation, most of us are engulfed with the terrible questions and doubts related to the absence/silence of God, the existence of God, expressing our faith according to the critical moments of fear and hopelessness, and the questions of our responsibility in this era of uncertainties. This small book in your hands is an attempt to address those issues and make sense of Christian faith and responsibility amid catastrophic situations such as this.

A Reimagined Faith

A Reimagined Faith Book
Author : J. A. Bouma
Publisher : EmmausWay Press
Release : 2019-03-26
ISBN : 1948545012
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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**Purchase includes a free online course on faith*** What do you do when the faith you’ve always known no longer makes sense? That’s the haunting, confusing, unexpected question confronting twentysomething Peter Daniel Young after a friend doubts whether Christianity makes sense of life and has anything to offer. More troublesome yet: the right Christian answers Peter was trained to give since childhood are for questions no one is even asking—including his friend, and even himself. Which leaves him questioning what he’s always believed — leading to a crisis of faith the likes of which he has never before experienced. While not abandoning his childhood faith, Peter launches into a journey of exploration and discovery, reimagining faith for his world and questioning what the essence of the Christian message is in the first place. Along the way, he is confronted by rising doubts, encouraged by friends new and old, questioned by those close to him, and challenged to own his faith for himself. What he discovers is all at once terrifying and thrilling — for this story is the drama of his faith’s death and rebirth. Written in the self-discovery style of John Green’s coming of age stories, with shades of such classics as C. S. Lewis’s Mere Christianity and John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress, J. A. Bouma’s tale is the first story in a fresh, insightful spiritual coming of age series for a new generation wondering if the Christianity they’ve always known still matters in these dynamic times — and whether there might be something more to help make sense of life. Drawing from his own spiritual journey as a young adult, Bouma writes a stirring fable of resonance and truth for those wrestling with deep questions of faith, life, and everything in between. Whether you are facing your own crisis of faith and wondering whether Christianity still matters, or you know someone who is struggling themselves, discover along with Peter what the Christian message means for him, his family and friends, his life in the Church — and for you.