Starting Points: Part 1

Rick Mattson Apologetics, Atheism 0 Comments

The many students who believe in God that I interact with in my travels can be divided, roughly speaking, into two camps: 1. Those whose starting point is God and his revelation in nature, Scripture, and Christ. 2. Those whose starting point is their own experience of religion and faith. #1 is more “objective,” #2 more “subjective.” The 1’s tend …

Life of the Mind, Part 4: Responding to Former Evangelicals

Rick Mattson Devotion 0 Comments

Recently I’ve been engaged in conversation with several intellectuals who’ve departed the evangelical* faith. Here are three accusations that emerge in their blogs, emails and oral communication. They say that evangelicals are . . . Overly certain of their beliefs — that is, of being too cocky about knowing “the truth.” Low on IQ: One former evangelical theology professor, a truly brilliant …