Mars Hill Bible Church, Rob Bell’s church, has an easy to access sermon downloads if you want to give it a try. Try the link to Mars Hill under “Faith” (on the sidebar to the right).
How do you feel about that? Do you believe that we are all choosing to have faith somewhere, either faith is Christ, Allah, Shiva, or the matter of the universe, or something…
I’ve been reading a book called “I Don’t Have Enough Faith to be an Athiest” and it is making the point that the probabilities needed for life, much less the universe, to exist require much more faith than believing in God. It points out that much of the scientific world view is having to state “We must remember that these animals are not designed, but merely selected by nature, despite the fact that it appears in all ways to be designed.” (A quote from some famous scientist, I don’t remember which one)
And so, this scientist is placing his faith with the matter of the universe.
Does our so-called athiest friend have a faith in something, but just not in God?
How does that affect our conversation with them? How can we use that knowledge to share the gospel with them?
Friday was really exciting! I checked email to find a group post about our agency’s summer hosting program. After calling, we found out that the information about the children coming this year is almost ready, and that she is ready to present a referral to us!
All we know so far is that she’s six years old, and her name is Vera. (In Russia, pronounced “VYAIR-ah”, meaning “faith.”)
We expect to find out more this week.