but in your hearts honour Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defence to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect 1 Pet 3:15 ESV The text is clear that believers are to be ready with a “defence” (apologia) for the hope that is within them. They are called to be “apologists”, that is, one who can … [Read more...]
The Problem of Knowing
This teaching stream explores Christian Epistemology—which simply put, is an investigation of 'how we know we know'.
Epistemology: noun epis·te·mol·o·gy \i-?pis-t?-?mä-l?-j?\
the study or a theory of the nature and grounds of knowledge especially with reference to its limits and validity
The problem of knowing reduces to a choice between autonomous reason versus divine revelation—the former being the presupposition of secular humanism and the latter Christian theism.
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God is not silent and speaks to us through:
- The Creation & Conscience (his Cosmos)
- The Bible (his Word)
- The Incarnation (his Son)
- The Charismata (his Spirit)