1. The Thinking Fellows make a case for reading old books.
  2. The church is the only place God promises to lift us out of ourselves not in order to become more like God but so that we may finally be freed from our obsession with becoming little gods.
  3. It's easy to look at our faith through an emotional lens. Are you on an emotional high, or an emotional low? Are you on a mountaintop, or are things silent in the valley? What happens to your faith when you aren't "feeling it."
  4. Despite his trust in empiricism, throughout his life, Locke never entirely let go of the inspired Scriptures—or perhaps more accurately, the Scriptures never let go of him.
  5. Caleb and Scott discuss free will, the fall into sin, and human reason.
  6. By basing our assurance on the promises of God, which we not only hope for in the future but live in now, the Christian can finally rest in the comfort that they are both saved and not responsible for their own salvation.
  7. The gospel does not proclaim the results of our practical reasoning about things we experience, but the horror of God crucified for our sins and at our hands.
  8. If you want to boil Schleiermacher down to some foundation upon which to build up his theology, think feelings.
  9. Biblically speaking, we won’t find much evidence for a preordained spouse.
  10. Perhaps best known for his “wager,” Pascal is often associated with this curious argument for the existence of God and eternal blessedness.
  11. In life, we make decisions, from the most basic to the most lasting, lacking specific knowledge about the outcome.
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