Somewhat similar to “You Lost Me,” Rauser reports in this 20 minute video that the average Westerner wrestles with a wider range of faith questions than classic debate on God’s existence
In this post, he accounts how he recommended that a pastor address the following questions, rather than William Lane Craig’s “Reasonable Faith.” He doesn’t say the questions of God’s existence are irrelevant, but that most people really worry about other things, as they have already made up their minds on whether a higher power exists or not. Do you think he was right? Why or why not?
- How does science relate to faith? For example, does it contradict evolution? Does God direct everything, including natural disasters? Are consciousness and the soul simply chemical processes? What does science say about life after death?
- How does faith affect sexual ethics and civil rights?
- Does faith ally itself with a narrow political spectrum, such as the Religious Right, and therefore exclude others?
- Does faith affirm violence and ethnic cleansing?
- Is faith provincial/narrow? Is it exclusive, inclusive, or pluralistic?
- Hell–most modern punishment gears to corrective goals, not vindictive ones. We consider torture wrong. How can Hell be moral?