The Hiddenness of God: Part 1

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A religious skeptic at a state school in the midwest asked me this question: Why doesn’t God make himself more obvious? The skeptic went on to note the seriousness of the issue: If the Christian God is real, believers will inherit heaven, unbelievers eternal, torturous hell. In light of the high stakes involved, a truly loving God would make himself …

A Suggestion for Seekers and Skeptics

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In the prior post, I suggested to Christians in their interactions with seekers and skeptics that they make modest claims about the faith. Don’t over do it! In the current post, the obvious danger in making a “suggestion” to seekers and skeptics is that I’m biased toward the Christian faith and will shape my comments in that direction. I acknowledge …

How to Talk with Skeptics

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I’d like to offer a suggestion to Christians for their interactions with skeptics. Next post, I’ll offer suggestions for skeptics and seekers of God. To Christians:┬áMake modest claims. At two campuses in the midwest recently, I spoke with atheist students. I was reminded that any hint of exaggerated claims such as “overwhelming evidence” or “proof” or “irrefutable arguments” for the …