There are few more important or exciting movements afoot today than the Veritas Forum
. Started by Kelly Monroe Kullberg
, "Veritas Forums are university events that engage students and faculty in discussions about life's hardest questions and the relevance of Jesus Christ to all of life." It is important for Christians to see the importance of truth and reason to our faith. It is more than just reasonable and true, but certainly no less. Speaking at a Veritas forum at Yale, eminent New Testament Scholar N.T. Wright
captures this sentiment:
"There is an increasing danger that reason will simply be ignored, and that arguments will become mere shouting matches where the loudest, or most acceptable, voice wins. Granted, the Christian knows that reason by itself is not enough. The Christian gospel highlights one who went to his death for a higher reason, the law of love. Nevertheless, the higher reason, sometimes called wisdom in the biblical tradition, offers rich, deep coherent answers to the ultimate questions, and we owe it to our contemporaries to wrestle afresh with the questions and articulate the answers in fresh ways, not least to rehabilitate wisdom within a culture that is fast making virtue of folly."
Labels: Apologetics, Cultural Observations, Knowledge, Philosophy, Spiritual Formation