Belief / Faith

If “Faith” Involves Making An Inference From Evidence, Why Do We Call It “Faith”?

In the past here at ColdCaseChristianity.com, I’ve offered a definition of Biblical “faith” that is more akin to “trusting the best inference from the evidence” than “believing something that lacks supporting evidence”. Whenever I make this distinction, someone inevitably asks, “If you’re simply making the most reasonable inference from the …

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How to Handle Your Doubt When Times Get Tough

If you’re watching the culture closely, you’ve probably noticed it’s increasingly difficult (and unpopular) to hold a Christian worldview in America. Fewer and fewer of us identify as Christians in what is quickly becoming a “post-Christian” culture. Some predict it’s only going to get worse, and I tend to agree. …

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Good Reasons to Trust a Courtroom Over a Laboratory When Trying to Determine What Happened in the Past

I’m sometimes challenged to defend what I believe with science. In a culture that places a high value on scientific exploration and empirical evidence, folks often claim that they can’t trust anything that can’t be demonstrated scientifically. But there are, in fact, many things that we know without the benefit …

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The Limits of Accidental Christianity

I spent last weekend in Wisconsin with pastor (and Packer’s Chaplain) Troy Murphy and his family of believers at Green Bay Community Church. They hosted an “Accidental Faith” Seminar on Saturday and we talked about the case for truth, the case for God’s existence and the case for the Resurrection. …

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