God's Not Dead - Vince Vitale
Is God dead? Not in academia. As someone who teaches philosophy at Wycliffe Hall, University of Oxford, Vince Vitale is well placed to know what the top scho...
A Drum Beatin'
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Dr Craig Responds to the Objection that God Provides No Predictive Contribution to Science
For more resources visit: http://www.reasonablefaith.org On February 1st, 2013 at Purdue University, Dr William Lane Craig participated in a debate with Dr A...
How long are the creation "days" in Genesis 1?
This video clip is taken from the DVD, "Cosmic Fingerprints", which can be purchased at www.reasons.org.
Truth, Tolerance and Civility: The Distortion of Virtues That Matter
What is tolerance? Has tolerance come to mean moral apathy in today's society? How can one effectively engage different worldviews and help build a society b...
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John MacArthur on Christians, Business, and Gay Marriage
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As John said, business owners are interacting with all kinds of sinful people all over the place. So why are these bakers singling out their gay customers to be ostracized? They clearly couldn't care less what kind of personal baggage their straight customers carry. For all they know, they could easily be participating in a sinful opposite-sex marriage between two people who have had adulterous relationships. It seems fairly obvious that these bakers are only concerned about forcing their religious beliefs on their customers, if those customers happen to be gay. All straight customers get a free pass. This is simply not acceptable in a secular society.
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507. What Is The Categorical Imperative?
Bobby explains Immanuel Kant's categorical imperative.
Steve Sarkisian, A Marriage Redeemed | Paul David Tripp
Steve Sarkisian, vice-president of Paul Tripp Ministries, shares his testimony of how God used Paul Tripp and his "What Did You Expect?" material to save his...
Renewing Your Mind | The Omnipotence of God | June 5, 2014
Like all of His attributes, God’s omnipotence is co-extensive with His being. There is no area of the universe where He is not exerting His power. From a blade of grass to the stars of the sky, everything and everyone is dependent upon His immeasurable power for its existence. In this lesson, Dr. Lawson explores the nature and extent of this incomprehensible power.
EPS Blog - Evangelical Philosophical Society
Christian philosophers should be guided by Alvin Plantinga’s celebrated “Advice to Christian Philosophers.” We do not
have to start from an assumption of scientism, but should re-envision the whole
field of philosophical anthropology with the assumption that God is the premier
person and that we are made in His image.
Consciousness does not have to emerge from the physical world, because
it has always been exemplified by God. And human beings are integrated wholes: mind
and body are designed to work together.
But is this just pious hand-waving?
No, there are many promising attempts to work out this idea in
detail. A select list should
include: Richard Swinburne’s Mind, Brain,and Free Will , J. P. Moreland’s Consciousness and the Existence of God , The Recalcitrant Imago Dei and The Soul , Stewart Goetz and Charles Taliaferro’s A Brief History of the Soul , and eds. Mark Baker and Stewart Goetz’s The Soul Hypothesis . Collectively, these books
show that the soul is not excluded by, but supportive of, scientific
rationality, and solves numerous philosophical problems that beset naturalistic
accounts, including those of Churchland and McGinn.
The Poached Egg Apologetics Daily
The Poached Egg Apologetics Daily, by Greg West: updated automatically with a curated selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos.
The Gospel Coalition - 4 Questions to Ask Before Joining a Church
The Gospel Coalition is a fellowship of evangelical churches deeply committed to renewing our faith in the gospel of Christ and to reforming our ministry practices to conform fully to the Scriptures. We yearn to work with all who, in addition to embracing our confession and theological vision for ministry, seek the lordship of Christ over the whole of life with unabashed hope in the power of the Holy Spirit to transform individuals, communities, and cultures.
Grace to You
There is a great potential for your possessions to become idols when you accumulate them for yourself. But possessions that are wisely, willingly, and generously used for kingdom purposes can be a means of accumulating heavenly possessions. When they are hoarded and stored, they not only become a spiritual hindrance but also are subject to loss through moth, rust, and thieves.
The Pastors.com Daily
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Maps Show How You’re Most Likely to Die Based on What State You Live In
We all love a good infograph map—telling us what music our state likes, the most common baby names , which states are the funniest , how we’ll eventually meet our untimely ends. OK, that last one is a little morbid, but in a weird way, probably the most helpful. Slate ’s Ben Blatt compiled data from the CDC to create this series of U.S. maps that examine the most common ways people die around the country. In addition to possibly satisfying some grim curiosity, the maps can actually show how different health risks (like respiratory disease, heart disease and diabetes), more commonly affect people in different regions of the nation ...
The Gospel Coalition - Replant: How a Dying Church Can Grow Again
The specifics of First Calvary/Redeemer’s situation, however, limit the applicability of Replant . Given the book’s subtitle (“How a dying church can grow again”), one might conclude that Mark advocates killing it. That recommendation may dishearten not a few search committees! The authors never argue that this is the only way a dying church can grow again, but the absence of an alternative leaves merger as the only apparent option. In fact, when resuscitation without merger comes up, Mark dismisses it: “Hypothetically, a pastor might, over time, gain the congregation’s trust and help them become a leadable band of believers. But a quarter century of failed attempts invited me to consider alternative paths” (81). The scope of Replant is not to present every viable option for church renewal; as stated before, it is the story of one dying church that by God’s grace is growing again. My point here is that readers in other circumstances might not find it as valuable as they hope.
Defending Inerrancy | We're In SERIOUS Danger!
“If the doctrine of inerrancy is not true, then the Scriptures become an untrustworthy document. To claim that it is inerrant in areas of faith and practice but errant in other areas is simply a self contained contradiction. Furthermore, it is now the interpreter who determines what in the Bible is true and what is not and therefore it all becomes subjective and the Scriptures become just another “holy book” but not a reliable document. Inerrancy provides the believer an objective standard that enables him to determine truth from error in all subjects the Bible addresses.”
Graham warns of Republican impeachment push over Gitmo
“The White House did not comply with the requirement of the 30-day provision. However, the White House said it had power under Article II of the Constitution to do what it did,” Levin said. “I’m not a court that’s going to decide whether or not under Article II the commander in chief has the power to move this quickly even though Congress said you’ve got to give 30 days notice.”
Humans, not climate, to blame for Ice Age-era disappearance of large mammals, study concludes
Was it humankind or climate change that caused the extinction of a considerable number of large mammals about the time of the last Ice Age? Researchers at Aarhus University have carried out the first global analysis of the extinction of the large animals, and the conclusion is clear -- humans are to blame. A new study unequivocally points to humans as the cause of the mass extinction of large animals all over the world during the course of the last 100,000 years.
The Gospel Coalition - Why Study the Sermon on the Mount?
The first time I taught the Sermon on the Mount I was in my early 30s, just beginning to grasp the extent of my inadequacy as a Bible teacher. I confess that I thought teaching those three chapters in Matthew would be a snap. They contained, after all, some of the most familiar passages in all of Scripture. I knew for certain that I didn’t know Nahum or even Nehemiah, but Matthew 5-7 had been taught to me in bits and pieces my whole life. I had memorized the Lord’s Prayer as a child. I had sung songs in Sunday school about the wise and foolish builders. I’d sat through a sermon series entitled the “Be-Happy-Attitudes.” I owned a T-shirt that read “Shake and Shine” from a women’s retreat about being salt and light. My corner-cutting plan was to string together all those various pieces into one semester-long study.
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7 Hints You’re About to Make a Bad Leadership Decision
I ’ve made many bad decisions in my leadership. Thankfully, the longer I lead, the more I develop warning signs I’m about to make another. I think these may apply to all leaders.
Palazzo was spending time with his family Wednesday, but the Biloxian's campaign sent out a statement: "It has been an honor to serve South Mississippi as the Republican representative of the Fourth Congressional District. I want to thank the countless volunteers and supporters who have stood beside me since 2010. Their support is what keeps me going in the fight against the runaway liberal agenda and the culture of corruption in Washington. I will continue working to ensure Mississippi values and voices are heard loud and clear in our nation's capitol."
The Most Important Meeting You’re Not Having
So the question is this: Practically speaking, how can we make sure that we as pastors and elders are faithfully carrying out this calling to shepherd the flock of God? I suggest adding the most important meeting you may not be having: A monthly shepherding meeting.
Seeing the Humanity in Abortion-bound Women
Later on in the day I pled with that father, to remember that look on his daughter’s face. I pled with his daughter, begging her to understand that her own child was looking to her with the same pleading eyes. I reminded all who could hear me that while they have been led to believe that we were heartless people who had no compassion, it was we who saw in them their humanity. Those on the inside, the ones gorging on the money and misery, they saw mothers as walking wallets, and the surgery they did as a dollar-ectomy. We, however, held out hope in the remains of the image of God. We appealed to motherhood . We appealed to the men to protect those under their care. We preach because we believe inside every zombie, just as in every womb, there is the imago dei.
John Piper's Senior Sermon at Fuller Seminary
What should we do if we realize that? Well, this might be the most important point of my sermon; perhaps I should have put it at the end. We should put our eyes on Jesus, the author and finisher of our salvation and then the Holy Spirit is going to take a great big barrel of LG fertilizer (that’s the Love of God fertilizer) and according to Romans 5:5, he’s going to just dump it all over and just smother our hearts with the love of God. And then he’s going to commence to toiling and tilling the soil of our soul until some of the most beautiful, luscious, sweet, plumpest fruit you ever tasted grows up. And some of that fruit is going to be joy and we’re going to sing out. You won’t be able to help it. We’re going to praise the glory of God’s grace. So the power of praise is a present reality and we ought to be about it. But you already are and that’s what gave me such great pleasure at the beginning of this chapel service.
Sharpen Your Affections with Fasting
Sure, you’ll find your exceptions here and there. Some pockets even prize the countercultural enough to steer their vehicles into the ditch of asceticism. But they are vastly outnumbered by the rest of us veering toward the opposite shoulder. The dangers of asceticism are great — surpassed only by those of over-indulgence.
I apologize for the length of this post, but I’ve been a full-time music minister’s wife for 18 years and I think there is a lesson to be learned from Kim’s post. I’ve read through all the other posts and what’s missing for me is any of the wives stating they gave their concerns over to God, or asked Him to guide them past their hurt feelings over harsh words against their spouse, or that they asked God to help them stop longing for closer friendships or less expectations of their families. Ministers’ wives are married to the “boss,” or the equivalent of upper level management, and often church members are afraid to be too friendly or open up, for fear of a “Bible lesson” over their words, actions, or living choices. The same way non-Christians cringe upon hearing the words, “I’m a pastor,” church members fear falling short in their leader’s estimation. Relationships go both ways, and we wives can seek out friends in the congregation rather than waiting for invitations. And if we’re shy, weorour husbands can let that be known, to lessen speculation or assumptons that we’re “snobby.
Crossover Baltimore 2014
In conjunction with Crossover, students will have the opportunity to take Theology and Practice of Evangelism (32100B). Thursday-Saturday, students will engage an in-depth study of the theology and practice of evangelism designed to equip them to understand the cultural context in which they minister, to share the gospel effectively in that context, to respond appropriately to the issues raised as they share the gospel, and to train others in a variety of skills related to the Great Commission mandate.
The Gospel Coalition - Writing about Longing, Ambition, and the Life of Faith
I have a driving desire to be admired. On the page (and in real life), I love looking clever. It means that I have a lot of little “darlings” to kill, to borrow from William Faulkner. How do I overcome this desire? Confession, both public and private. (I’m doing it here!) Privately, there’s the self-admitting with God. When I got back the manuscript from my editor, I combed through its pages with this prayer: God, show me all my stupid tricks of cleverness. Let me desire less to be clever and more to be helpful. Ephesians 4:29 gives us a standard for all speech, whether spoken or written. Let it do good and be helpful. And of course the gospel is the ultimate ridicule of all human cleverness. I hope God will form in me a greater desire to be foolish for him.
Do James and Paul Contradict Concerning Grace? - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
No matter how closely we may examine any one text, we must remember that it is but one movement in the symphony that is “Scripture” as a whole. The glorious balance and harmony of God’s revelation in Scripture is found in the entirety of its testimony. Only when we allow all the parts to speak, first in their own context, but then, together, without assuming (as is so often the case in Western culture today) contradiction, but allowing for harmonization, can we ever find the unified message of Scripture.
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What is Man? - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
Contrast this view with that of the materialist, who denies this sharp discontinuity between humans and all other organisms. By their lights, we are only different in degree, thanks to blind evolutionary processes. Our species is at the top of the food chain thanks to our more sophisticated neural networks. There is, then, no ground upon which to say humans are more precious than any other species. To do so would be to commit “species-ism,” as some atheist bioethicists, such as Peter Singer, have pointed out. Singer, you may be aware, is the Princeton professor who has said that “Human babies are not born self-aware, or capable of grasping that they exist over time. They are not persons,” and “the life of a newborn is of less value than the life of a pig, a dog, or a chimpanzee.” According to Singer, if a baby is born with abnormalities, it should be permissible to perform an after-birth abortion (infanticide) and “start all over.” And you know what? If atheism is true, and humans are only material creatures who are not of higher value and not morally accountable to a higher power, Singer is correct.
Religion is for People Who Don't Think - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
"Religion is for people who don't think." I have heard similar sentiments expressed countless times by skeptics of Christianity. I actually read a hilarious but thought provoking article from The Onion (a satirical newspaper, not appropriate for all readers) earlier today with the headline, "Local Church Full Of Brainwashed Idiots Feeds Town’s Poor Every Week." I could not stop laughing. The last line reads: "As of press time, the brainless, unthinking lemmings had donated winter clothing they no longer wore to several needy families and still hadn’t opened their eyes to reality." While it may be true that some religions, and even some pseudo-Christian groups embrace a blind, don't-think-just-believe sort of faith; nevertheless, I believe I can demonstrate why that idea is completely unbiblical. It is not compatible with historic Christianity.
Brand New ESV Reader's Bible
I already avoid mentioning verse numbers when possible in preaching. Instead, I try to use the few seconds necessary to say “Look at Romans 5:8″ to instead orient my listeners to the context. “Turn to the second paragraph of Romans 5, where Paul is arguing that we have peace with God through faith. And look at what he says in the eighth verse…” I also often reference the subject headings in the text as orienting features. Having a non-versified Bible would practically force preachers to reference contextual features rather than “cheating” by going straight to verse numbers. A regular reminder that a given “verse” is no such thing—that it’s part of a paragraph, which is part of a broader discursive argument—would be very salutary for Christ’s body.
What do fathers contribute to the development of their children?
It’s a good summary of the research. We all know that research clearly shows that single motherhood is bad for children, generally. The harm is different depending on whether the child is a boy or a girl, but both sexes are harmed by father absence. So then why do we think that same-sex marriage will be good for children? Either the child will be lacking their biological mother or father. In the case of two lesbians, the child they raise will be facing all the problems described in the research on children raised without their fathers. Why is it a good thing to screw over children just so that adults can be more free to be selfish and destructive?
Is God Intolerant? - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
The reality is that God is merciful, but that isn’t quite the same as being tolerant. First, many people fail to understand the seriousness of sin and the great cost to God personally to forgive us our sins. When we see the combination of his holiness and justice we gain a greater understanding of his mercy. And that will go a long way to answering why he can’t tolerate sin and yet can be merciful at the same time.
4 Ways Selfishness Ruins Your Life
Fortunately, I’ve grown more aware of my own selfish blind spots over the years. However, I still have a long way to go. I’ve learned that a person can be selfish in some areas life and unselfish in others, and I’ve learned that getting rid of selfishness is a slow, piece-by-piece process. I’ve also learned that some forms of selfishness can be so subtle that you might never notice it until serious damage has been done.
Free Family Resource
This summer, Thriving Family challenges you to uncover clues and crack codes as you solve 60 days of Bible mysteries! Use your family’s combined sleuthing abilities to identify 21 mystery Bible characters. We’ve included a Detective’s Kit with everything your family will need to do the job, including biblical lessons and activities that will help your kids learn more about the people of the Bible. So get out your magnifying glass, and sign up for this important assignment!
Christians Cannot be Intellectual Slackers - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
I completely agree. Christians today have accepted the secular world's idea that somehow faith and reason inhabit separate spheres. The two are sitting on opposite ends of a spectrum and the more one applies tools such as logic and philosophy to his or her beliefs, the less and less they will be considered faithful or pleasing to God. A bumper sticker that used to be fairly popular summed up this kind of attitude: "God said it, I believe it, that settles it."
Can you get a something from a nothing? - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
In my debate against Richard Carrier , I argued that the beginning of the universe pointed toward the existence of God. I had said, "The most fundamental law of science is 'Out of nothing, nothing comes.' We simply do not see things popping into existence for no reason. Every parent understands this axiom when they find crayon marks on the wall or mud scraped across the floor. A child's response of 'no one did it, it just appeared' would be rightly rejected as silly." This seems pretty common-sensical to me. One cannot get a something from a nothing. In fact, the word "nothing" can be broken apart to show that it means "no-thing." But Carrier replied to my point with this statement:
Ultimately, apologetics points people to our hope, Jesus Himself - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
Ultimately, apologetics points people to our hope, Jesus Himself. That’s why “we demolish arguments and every high-minded thing that is raised up against the knowledge of God, taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:4-5). Objections raised against Jesus must be demolished. But notice something. The Bible doesn’t say we demolish people. Rather we demolish arguments. Belittling others is not our goal. Merely winning arguments is not enough. Instead, we remove obstacles of doubt to Christianity so people can take a serious look at Christ, the only source of hope for this world. True apologetics is hopeful.
Watch Principal Kevin Lowery Sneak References to God Into Public High School Graduation (VIDEO)
As principal at Lebanon High School in Lebanon, Mo., Kevin Lowery wanted to thank God in his remarks during last month's graduation. He was well aware of the ban on religious references in public meetings, so he found a way to get around it.
Scott Derrickson to Direct Marvel's 'Doctor Strange' (Exclusive)
Doctor Strange, who made his first appearance in the Marvel Universe more than 50 years ago, in 1963, is a former neurosurgeon who serves as the Sorcerer Supreme -- the primary protector of Earth against magical and mystical threats. The character was first created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko in the pages of Strange Tales No. 110.
Former Southern Baptist Megachurch Sells One of Its Campuses to Catholic Diocese
A former Southern Baptist megachurch in Tennessee once rocked by scandal has sold one of its campuses to a Roman Catholic diocese for $12.5 million.
Are you too familiar with Jesus to really see him? - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
Have you ever heard the expression, "Physician, heal thyself?" It is an ancient saying, and it is one Jesus expected the people in his hometown to quote to him when he came back to teach in their religious meeting house.
Nearly 6 in 10 Believe the American Dream Is Now Out of Reach; More Than Half Feel Children Won't Be Better Off Than Parents
More than half of all Americans believe the American dream is now out of their reach, and most also believe children won't be better off than their parents in the future.
The Smuggled Value Judgement.PDF
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Then comes the real shock - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
Then comes the real shock. Among these Jews there suddenly turns up a man who goes about talking as if He was God. He claims to forgive sins. He says He has always existed. He said He is coming to judge the world at the end of time. Now let us get this clear. Among Pantheists, like the Indians, anyone might say that he was a part of God, or one with God: there would be nothing very odd about it. But this man, since He was a Jew, could not mean that kind of God. God in their language, meant that Being outside the world Who had made it and was infinitely different from anything else. And when you have grasped that, you will see that what this man said was, quite simple, the most shocking thing that has ever been uttered by human lips.
Dying for Belief: An analysis of a confused objection to one of the evidences for the resurrection - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
There is an objection to one of the evidences for the resurrection which is, frankly, terribly confused. I most recently ran into it on the discussion page for the radio show Unbelievable? Essentially, the objection goes like this: Christians say the fact that the disciples died for what they believe is evidence for its truth, but all kinds of religious people die for what they believe; are they all true?
A Story About Faith: How to Illustrate Biblical Faith - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
I just finished doing an all-day apologetics training event at Our Savior’s Church for the Desert Apologetics Network. Dr. Craig Hazen closed up the event and we got a great reception from this group. One of my presentations was on using stories, objects and illustrations to explain your faith.
The Foolishness of Saying, "I would believe if God would just..." - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
The first problem with this statement is that it is impossible to know, even for the skeptic himself, whether or not the occurrence of "X" would actually result in his coming to belief. I am reminded of Gideon in the book of Judges. He asks God for a sign, God delivers, and then he asks for another sign. The second problem is that it presupposes that what God is primarily interested in is just getting people to believe He exits. The Christian response to this is two part. First, through creation and the moral law written on every human heart, God has given adequate evidence so that no one can say, "I would have believed if..." Second, God is not just out to have people believe He exists--even the devil and his angels believe. Rather, He desires for people to enter into a love relationship with Him.
Hebrews 11:1 and Faith: Atheists Pretending To Know What They Don't Know - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
The three religious claims (Christian, Jewish, and Muslim, respectively) represent faith as defined by philosopher Walter Kaufmann: “intense, usually confident, belief that is not based on evidence sufficient to command assent from every reasonable person.” Indeed, there is no evidence beyond revelation, authority, and scripture to support the religious claims above, and most of the world’s believers would reject at least one of them. To state it bluntly, such faith involves pretending to know things you don’t. Behind it is wish-thinking, as clearly expressed in Hebrews 11:1: “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”
‘Effectual’ prayer, SBTS support help recent graduate amidst family crisis
“It’s a joy to just hear your voice,” Mohler said upon conferring the degree to Jamin Bailey in a phone conversation, May 17, one day after the seminary’s commencement ceremony in Louisville, Kentucky. “We’re just so proud that you’re one of our alumni, and thankful that right now the Lord is fulfilling your function as father in a way that is showing the glory of God even more than had you been here for the commencement ceremony.”
From Astrologist to Apologist: A Testimony - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
Prior to accepting Christ, Marcia had subscribed to a New Age perspective on God. Spiritual counterfeits of the New Age masquerade as the "real" version of God—a plausible alternative to rigid religious doctrine and the "old man in the sky." New Agers claim that they are releasing God from the constraints of religious dogma, freeing him [or the amorphous energy-source that he really is] from a man-made construct that limits, reduces, and distorts. New Age ideas are the result of thinking outside of the religious box! Or are they...? The problem with New Age perspective on God, is that it merely replaces one belief system with another. Through an elaborate voyage of self-exploration to access one's inner truth, the New Age movement seeks to deify the self in place of God. But in actuality, beliefs that are contained within the limits of our earthly imaginations are far more constrained than the transcendent knowledge that can be imparted to us by the One who truly is the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End (Rev 22:13)…
'Unique' Religious Freedom Restrictions in Saudi Arabia: Not a Single Church Exists, Entire Country Is 'Sacred Mosque,' Watchdog Reveals
Operation World estimates that close to 2 million non-Muslim foreign workers live in Saudi Arabia, and around 1.5 million of them are Christians. Statistics on how many Saudis are Christians are harder to come by, as the government does not recognize such believers, but they face a situation in which there is not a single church in the entire country where they are allowed to publicly meet.
Why every Christian needs to be a theologian: The discipleship of the mind - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
By “the study of theology”, I’m not necessarily talking about going to Bible College or doing a Theology degree. But I am talking about becoming a diligent student of the Word and Christian doctrine – and that is, and at the very least, knowing what you believe and why you believe it.