Developing a Worldview

The Relativistic Bog: Inductive Inference & The Knowledge of God

Dr. Rob Koons and Brad Kallenberg
Aristotle, the Greek philosopher, wrote, “Philosophy begins with a sense of wonder, ” and concluded that the human mind cannot be satisfied until it has risen to the knowledge of the highest things. The mathematician Blaise Pascal claimed: “there is a God-shaped vacuum in the heart of every human being.” The French existentialist Albert Camus wrote, “There is only one really serious philosophical problem, that of suicide. To judge that life is or is not worth the trouble of being lived, this is to reply to the fundamental question of philosophy.”1 Although Pascal, Aristotle and Camus represent very different points of view, their remarks point to the same basic human characteristic: we seek more than the assurance of food, drink, and warmth to make us happy.

The Problem of Evil

Dr. Gregory E. Ganssle
Evil is all pervasive. Everywhere we go, everywhere we look, we are faced with evil in a variety of forms. Not only do we see it with our own eyes as we walk the streets of our city or our campus, but television, radio and the newspapers thrust the reality of evil in our faces everyday.

Evidence for God’s Existence

Dr. Gregory E. Ganssle
Ever since Immanuel Kant wrote his Critique of Pure Reason, it has been common for thinking people to insist that it is impossible to prove the existence of God. In fact this claim has been elevated to the level of dogma in American intellectual culture. The reason I know this is considered unquestionable dogma is the reaction I get when I call it into question. When someone says “You cannot prove the existence of God.” I want to ask “How do you know? You just met me! How do you know what I can do?”

Contemporary Scholarship and the Historical Evidence for the Resurrection

Dr. William Lane Craig
“Man,” writes Loren Eisley, “is the Cosmic Orphan.” He is the only creature in the universe who asks, Why? Other animals have instincts to guide them, but man has learned to ask questions. “Who am I?” he asks. “Why am I here? Where am I going?”

Worldview Criteria

Harold A. Netland
How should I compare qualities of worldviews? This is one author’s synopsis of the criteria for a worldview test.