The Benefit of the Doubt

A blog about Dialogue, Doubts, and Christian Faith ~Travis Dickinson~

Slides from Confident Christianity Conference

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~Doubt as virtue

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Dealing with Doubt

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When we come to matters of Christian faith, it is not uncommon for folks to have a doubt from time to time. The typical prescription for these doubts seems to be very similar to the prescription for the common cold. Wait it out, treat symptoms as best you can, and then hope it goes away […]

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Is religious experience evidence? Yes, but…

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A major reason why people believe that God exists is because, well, they run into Him. From time to time, people have direct experiences of God Himself. This is where one has experiences that are not plausibly explained in any other way other than that God exists. It is actually very common for people to […]

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God is hidden in plain sight? The hiddenness of God

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It is sometimes asserted that God, if he exists, is not obvious. Some will say that they would happily believe in God if (and really only if) God made himself directly evident to them. The bold thought seems to be that it should be no problem for God, being all powerful, to make himself known […]

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Do you have a reason for reason?

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Unfortunately Christians sometimes distance themselves from reason. At the same time, it is very common for atheists to consider reason to be the exclusive domain of atheism. This is especially true in a somewhat recent phenomenon known as the New Atheist movement, led by the likes of Richard Dawkins, (the late) Christopher Hitchens, and Sam […]

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The case for Christianity gets better

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Prognosticating about the future is risky business. One can really only be right, wrong or perhaps close enough that it still counts. Ever since the enlightenment, certain irreligious prognosticators have predicted that the faithful will finally “see the light”; that there is no God. The thought was that with the rise of modern science and […]

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Welcome to my new blog

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Welcome to my new blog. If it is not obvious, things are still being built here. I hope to have an official launch this summer. Thanks for stopping by and please check back for more content soon.

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