He Remembers That We Are But Dust (Genesis 2:7)

  1. Can you think of a situation in ordinary secular life where you can know something is true but you can’t show it to be true to others?
  2. In what way is your Christian belief like that?
  3. Anselm (Saint Anselm of Canterbury -1033–1109) was the outstanding Christian philosopher and theologian of the 11th century. Anselm said that, “ours is a faith that seeks understanding.” What do you think he meant by that? Do you agree?
  4. Anselm describes the sort of faith that “merely believes what it ought to believe” as “dead.” Do you agree? What do you think Anselm meant by that?
  5. What place, if any, does reason and evidence have in the Christian Faith?
  6. At the beginning of the Cosmos documentary Carl Sagan said, “The Cosmos is all there is, all there was and all there will ever be.” What do you think he meant by that?
    Do you agree or disagree? Why?
  7. Atheist scientist, Richard Dawkins defines Christian faith this way: “Faith is belief without evidence.” Why do you think he said that?
    Do you agree? Why?