by László Balogh
By referring to reason as a way to finding God doesn’t mean that the rest of the approaches are not reasonable, neither that these linked websites provide the only intellectual approach to understanding God.
First, I’m going to refer to a series of talks Dr. Timothy Keller gave for people who are curious about Christianity. I would like to add that Dr. Keller also emphasizes the heart of Christianity, which is a love relationship with the Heavenly Father, but as far as reasoning for Christianity, I found his presentations powerful and convincing.
The web link to follow: Redeemer.com
I have already referred to Lee Strobel on this site in the “Bible” category. As an atheist he set out on a journey to discover whether Jesus was real and he wrote a book about it called “The Case for Christ”. The reference here is not the book, but the story of his journey to Christ:
There are numerous scientists that are Christians and are actively using their science to prove the existence of God. One of them is Dr. James Tour, a leading synthetic chemist, who is most known for his critique of the origin of life research.
Another is Dr. Stephen C. Meyer, Ph.D. in the philosophy of science, and former geophysicist and college professor. He challenges the view that science and God are at war, by examining three scientific discoveries with decidedly theistic implications. I found his talk with Joe Rogan quite fascinating. I’ll post the link here:
“A devout atheist, J. Warner Wallace couldn’t imagine believing in the Christian faith—until he applied the same step-by-step investigative process he utilized in his work as a homicide detective to the case for Christianity. In light of the ten common rules of evidence that he’d used to solve crimes throughout his career, Wallace realized he could no longer deny the truth of Jesus Christ. And his life was never the same.”
We are all different, each looking at things in different ways. If the intellect is your thing, I would highly recommend that you look at these websites. You need to know though that if you only rely on your intellect, you may never find God. Reasons help, in fact greatly, but there will come a point where you just have to take a leap of faith if you’d like to go on for further investigation of who God is. You don’t have to turn off your brain as soon as you become a Christian, so don’t be afraid of that. In fact, the brain has greater functions in God’s universe than you thought. But, reasoning is a part of the big picture, so this may just be the missing piece of the puzzle for you. Enjoy!