Surely, there is a worldwide crisis of faith as we begin the 21st century. We are going to think about what sort of faith can give our lives direction, meaning, and hope.
First, let us ask, What is faith? The Bible says that it is the “Conviction of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1). We believe in something that we cannot see.
Of course, a really solid faith must be based on some reasons: There must be evidence to support our belief; it must possess some reason and logic; it must somehow agree with our deepest intuition; and it must agree with our personal experience.
Christian faith is not “blind” faith. We are not asking anyone to believe in something that has no evidence to support it; is unreasonable; contradicts our fundamental sense of truth; or completely denies our daily experience.
Why do we need faith?
In the 21st century, faith is needed to give purpose for life and to provide power for living every day. We face unprecedented challenges.
Even those who are relatively happy face difficult choices at home and at work. Constant changes in our lives and in society produce confusion and a sense of instability. We seem to be floating on a wide and stormy sea in a very little boat, with no sail or rudder.
The Way Home: A Faith for the 21st Century
Is Christianity a faith for the 21st century? These lectures look at why Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life, and the only one who can take us home.
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