Reasons to Believe

The 50 Smartest People of Faith

It’s encouraging to see how many truly brilliant and accomplished people in the world embrace the truth of theism in general or Christianity in particular. Thebestschools.org, an online resource for prospective college students, features a list of the 50 smartest people of faith.

I’ve always thought that pursuing “the life of the mind to the glory of God” was a critically important calling for believers. The amazing people (religious Jews, Christians, and Muslims) mentioned in the article have exemplified that great calling and are an inspiration to all of us. They also remind us how important it is to have a realistic (humble) assessment of oneself.

As we say on the Straight Thinking podcast, the historic Christian faith involves knowledge and is compatible with reason. The Christians on this list help demonstrate that compatibility.

Subjects: People of Faith