I believe in reasonable faith. A faith that is not blind. In saying this I’m not suggesting my trust is in reason and logic, far from it. I simply mean this: my faith is in Christ and I have good reason for doing so. Even though I can give reason for the hope within me, my journey of faith has not been easy. I have struggled with Christianity a great deal. But rather than diminish my faith, the difficulties seem to have strengthened it.
Christianity has changed my perspective on life and what is reality. My faith has compelled me to do things I would not normally do, like live at a drug rehab and work as a volunteer. The years I spent in that difficult place is still a great source of thought and inspiration, particularly for writing.
For those interested in my ‘position’, I would describe myself as a conservative Pentecostal who is partial to Catholic authors. Apart from C.S. Lewis (my all-time favourite), most of my preferred authors are Catholics (St Augustine, St Bernard of Clairvaux, Blaise Pascal, Brother Lawrence, Thomas a’ Kempis, G.K. Chesterton, Nenri Nouwen, J.R.R. Tolkein, Frank Sheed, Christopher West, Joseph Ratzinger, Peter Kreeft).
“The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and left untried.” – G.K. Chesterton, Chapter 5, What’s Wrong With The World, 1910