Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Advice to skeptical inquirers

I recommend the book, The Reason for God, by Tim Keller. It is well written, balanced, highlights key issues, and uses a good selection of references.
The chapter, "Science has disproved Christianity" is excellent. I thought the following paragraph was particularly poignant:
Since Christian believers occupy different positions on both the meaning of Genesis 1 and on the nature of evolution, those who are considering Christianity as a whole should not allow themselves to be distracted by this intramural debate. The skeptical inquirer does not need to accept any one of these positions in order to embrace the Christian faith. Rather, he or she should concentrate on and weigh the central claims of Christianity. Only after drawing conclusions about the person of Christ, the resurrection, and the central tenets of the Christian message should one think through the various options with regard to creation and evolution.” 

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