I teach philosophy at a community college. I also teach computer science courses at a university.
I started doubting Christianity in my mid twenties, seeking help from popular apologetics books. The books didn’t satisfy me. Not wanting to give up on the faith, I started studying philosophy, from a Christian perspective. I was hoping that, at this deeper level of inquiry, that the faith would emerge the most reasonable. I finished a master’s degree in philosophy at Talbot School of Theology in 1998. My doubts were still there, but I had also learned to doubt the doubts.
I continued my philosophical studies at the PhD level, first at the University of Nebraska, then at the University of Illinois. I eventually finished my PhD.
Did it help? That’s a good question. I still doubt, and I still doubt the doubts (obscure, but I’ll eventually explain what I mean by it in the posts). I still hold on to faith as well. I’m borderline.
According to the Bible, this isn’t a good place to be. But I can’t help it. I hope to cross over completely, and permanently, to one side or the other, hopefully to the faith side. I am biased, I admit. But I also want to be intellectually responsible.
I want to use this site to work out my own thoughts, making this process visible to others.