In the court of public opinion, today's skeptic seems to be looking for a quick dismissal of the Christian faith, not a long, dragged out, serious discussion. Instead of a fully armored, reasoned assault on the truth, flippancy, sarcasm, irony, and humor are the preferred weapons of unbelief. With a well-timed joke or an amusing anecdote, he or she hopes this whole business of Christ and the Bible can be "laughed out of court."
How can a Christian respond to a culture of credulity and suspicion? In Second Thoughts for Skeptics, Doug Webster draws out the wisdom of Scripture on some of the most critical questions human beings have ever asked: what is the meaning of life? Can we really know what God is like? Where is the universe heading? More importantly, can the Christian faith legitimately answer these questions in light of what we know about the universe today. With sensitivity and humility, Doug Websters directs us--not to his own air-tight arguments--but rather to what Christians believe is God's self-revelation. Moreover, he invites his readers not to embrace a merely intellectual idea, but rather to embrace the living Jesus "in whom all things hold together."
Douglas D. Webster, Ph.D., is the author of numerous books including Soulcraft: How God Shapes Us Through Relationships and Under the Radar: A Conversation on Spiritual Leadership. He and his wife, Virginia, live in Birmingham, Alabama, where Doug mentors future pastors at Beeson Divinity School.
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