Reasons to Believe


  • God-of-the-Gaps or Best Explanation?

    This charge means that when it comes to various theistic arguments, the believer typically attributes gaps in (especially) scientific knowledge to God. For example, when science can't explain how the … more

  • The Life of the Mind, Part 2 (of 3)

    I think one of the greatest apologetic challenges facing Christianity today is the anti-intellectualism present in many evangelical churches.

    Unfortunately, many churches seem to provide spiritual … more

  • Thinking about Theistic Evolution

    What is Theistic Evolution?

    Theistic evolution (sometimes abbreviated TE) takes many forms but its general theme is that God used natural evolutionary processes to bring about his desired results … more

  • Integrating Argument and Virtue

    In light of this biblical truth, Christians are called to exemplify virtue in matters of the mind. God is honored when His people demonstrate such disciplines as study, reflection, discernment, and … more

  • Faith, Reason, and Personal Persuasion

    (1) "Is it necessary to leave reason and move to faith in order to embrace Christianity?" and (2) "If there are strong arguments in support of Christianity's actually being true, then why aren't more … more

  • Does Ockham's Razor Support Naturalism?

    William of Ockham (c. 1285-1349), a Franciscan monk and philosopher,1 is remembered for his principle of parsimony or simplicity, popularly called “Ockham’s Razor.” He stated that … more

  • Attack the Argument, Not the Person

    General George S. Patton, Jr.’s standing order during the Second World War was to “attack, attack, attack, and, if in doubt, attack again!” That approach certainly worked well for … more

  • Logic Lessons- Keeping Your Thinking on Track

    Logic, often defined as "the principle of correct reasoning," helps to order thinking so a person can arrive at truthful, rational conclusions. Greek philosopher Aristotle (384-322 B.C.) was the first … more

  • President's Laptop - July 1999

    Dear Friends,

    Have you ever been bored in church or Sunday School? How about your kids? Yes, I have been and, yes, mine have been. I have to ask myself, “Why?” especially since God and … more

  • Barriers to Salvation

    Barriers that block people from committing themselves to Jesus Christ and accepting His gift of salvation appear to fall under three general categories: 1) self-imposed ignorance, 2) pride, and 3) … more