Raised in a broken, chaotic, secular home, I learned quickly to rely upon reason, not emotion, for the foundation of my worldview -I wasn’t about to base my life on a “faith only” proposition! Three decades of circular reasoning and infamous “faith only” arguments left little patience for the Christian sales pitch.
A devout believer in the Scientific Method corroborated by the success of the Physical Sciences, I became an intellectual “Pharisee”, pursuing and engaging Christians for sport. Like Paul I was a Christian killer (intellectually), but also like Paul I was struck down from my high horse by Christ -I became a Christian in 2003. I am now a passionate Tent-Making Apologist spreading the Gospel of Reason!
I was inspired to begin a blog by Cold Case Detective J. Warner Wallace, blogger, speaker and author of “Cold Case Christianity” & “God’s Crime Scene”. I wrote and posted my first blog on the last day of 2013. It was my desire to end the old year and also start the New Year right! I wanted to begin writing a regular blog!
Why I blog
Writing is how I prepare to GiveAnAnswer for the hope that I have while simultaneously giving that answer. You clearly understand what you can clearly articulate. It’s here that I work through my understanding of the reasons for that hope in the process of articulating those reasons.
I share this with you so together we can prepare, encourage and inspire each other. If you aren’t sharing you aren’t growing. You aren’t learning.
Let’s share our worldview while living in the real world, not isolated in a Christian bubble somewhere!
Let’s answer those questions that naturally arise in our own hearts and minds so we can fearlessly stand our ground!
First before ourselves, then before others.
Let’s pass this passion and ability by example onto those we love and those God puts in our path each day!
God has put you in my path today -I pray my passion to Give an Answer helps you in yours!
What I blog about
Christianity is not a “faith only” proposition!
Christianity does not rely upon circular reasoning or blind faith to “prove” it is true!
The reasons why the Christian worldview is true are supported and corroborated by massive evidence, which can and must be investigated with rationality, logic and the Common Sense we all possess.
None of us needs to rely upon the “expert” to tell us what is true!
We are born with the God-given tools to detect what is false and clearly determine what is true ourselves, on our own, no matter and in spite of what our formal education may be.
These tools equip and empower us but we must choose to use them and to take responsibility for our own thoughts and minds from which our worldview is constructed.
Because thoughts and ideas have eternal consequences.
Who do I blog for?
Anyone told that Christianity is true, but wants to know why it’s true.
Anyone who is intellectually honest and willing to follow the evidence where it leads.
Those of you who are passionate about and wish to join me…
…in always preparing “to Give an Answer to everyone who asks you to give a reason for the hope that you have.”