To make the most of our educations, whether formal or “continuing”, as they say, we should come with questions needing answers, not just wait for others to pose questions to us. In The Reason for God, Tim Keller gives us a good list with which to begin:
1. “Which account of the world has the most “explanatory power” to make sense of what we see in the world and in ourselves?
- We have a sense that the world is not the way it ought to be. We have a sense that we are very flawed and yet very great. We have a longing for love and beauty that nothing in this world can fulfill. We have a deep need to know meaning and purpose. Which worldview best accounts for these things?
Christians do not claim that their faith gives them omniscience or absolute knowledge of reality. Only God has that. But they believe that the Christian account of things”creation, fall, redemption, and restoration”makes the most sense of the world.
I ask you to put on Christianity like a pair of spectacles and look at the world with it. See what power it has to explain what we know and see. ” (pp.122-123)