Archive for November 17th, 2008

Faith Works

November 17, 2008

I teach philosophy at a community college.  I have the opportunity to meet a lot of young people who are just getting started in life.  I know that many times children who are raised in church go off to college and leave their faith behind.  I also am firmly convinced from what I have seen in my own life and in the lives of many others, that faith works.

By that I mean that maintaining our faith in Jesus gives us a wonderfully stable foundation upon which to build our lives.  We are able to live rich, fulfilling lives, by continuing to live in a relationship with God through our faith in Jesus. 

It is OK to question our faith.  I believe that the pieces of this life fit together well if seen through a religious worldview.  God is not afraid of our intellectual curiosity.  His Word and his ways are worth pondering.  They provide a lifetime of material.