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Friday, May 13, 2016

Challenging "Faith": Day 2 of Nancy Pearcey on James Dobson's "Family Talk" Radio

By Rick Pearcey • May 13, 2016, 01:06 PM

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Many people today believe that Christians have a "blind faith"” that's based on feelings and not facts. But Nancy Pearcey returns to Family Talk to continue her explanation of how Christianity is the only worldview that is consistently logical. She also shows how no other worldview answers the questions that matter the most. Don't miss this powerful conclusion here on Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk.

For more on the Biblical basis for challenging blind "faith," see my Foreword to Nancy's book Finding Truth.

Here are the first few paragraphs:

Picture It's not every day that an avowed atheist and devout hymn writer agree.

First, from famed atheist Richard Dawkins: "Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence."

Second, these words from the composer of a beloved hymn: "You ask me how I know he lives? He lives within my heart." Pastor and musician Alfred Ackley wrote the hymn "He Lives" when challenged by the question "Why should I worship a dead Jew?" His answer is that Jesus is not dead but is the resurrected Messiah. How does Ackley know? "He lives within my heart."

What Dawkins condemns, Ackley approves. But note: both atheist and hymnist declare that "faith" is a matter of internal realities.

In contrast to this internalized definition of faith is the liberating call to "test everything" that infuses the Christian worldview and animates Finding Truth. In this vibrant mind-set, people are expected to think for themselves, question authority, examine evidence, and push for answers that make sense of our world.

Read more.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Nancy Pearcey on James Dobson's "Family Talk" Radio Thursday and Friday

By Rick Pearcey • May 12, 2016, 08:35 AM

Our editor at large Nancy will be discussing her new book Finding Truth (you know, the book with that fantastic Foreword).

You can listen to today's broadcast here.