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“Meta” Part 2 of 2: Intellectual Virtue

“Meta” Part 2 of 2: Intellectual Virtue

In the prior post I mentioned three criteria for evaluating religious truth claims: coherence, explanatory ability, and evidence. These criteria, however, are mere concepts. They don't do any work in themselves. A crucial question then is, What is our...

Must Religious Beliefs be “Right?” Part 2 of 2

Must Religious Beliefs be “Right?” Part 2 of 2

In the prior post I mentioned how Ben, an international student in Chicago, voiced the “lottery objection” to faith in Jesus. To summarize: Picking the right religious beliefs out of the thousands available is like winning the lottery. There's...

Must Religious Beliefs be “Right?” Part 1 of 2

Must Religious Beliefs be “Right?” Part 1 of 2

Recently I enjoyed an extended conversation with a group of students in Chicago. They voiced many questions and objections regarding Christianity. One international student I’ll call Ben said, “I’m against the idea that you have to have the right...

Do Christians Have to “Be Right?”

I saw a quote recently from a Christian author who was disavowing the ministry of evangelism because it meant Christians had to “be right” about everything. And if you’re certain you’re right, then everyone else must be wrong, and...

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