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At Oxford University, the certainties of my atheist faith (and atheism is a faith) began to crumble


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Within each of us exists the image of God, however disfigured and corrupted by sin it may presently be. God is able to recover this image through grace as we are conformed to Christ.

Within each of us exists the image of God, however disfigured and corrupted by sin it may presently be. God is able to recover this image through grace as we are conformed to Christ.



The Christian faith allows us to see further and deeper, to appreciate that nature is studded with signs, radiant with reminders, and emblazoned with symbols of God, our creator and redeemer.

The Christian faith allows us to see further and deeper, to appreciate that nature is studded with signs, radiant with reminders, and emblazoned with symbols of God, our creator and redeemer.



A failure to understand something does not mean it is irrational. It may simply mean that it lies on the far side of our limited abilities to take things in and make complete sense of them.

A failure to understand something does not mean it is irrational. It may simply mean that it lies on the far side of our limited abilities to take things in and make complete sense of them.



Christianity israrely understood by those outside its bounds. In fact, this is probably one of the greatest tasks confronting the apologist–to rescue Christianity from misunderstandings.

Christianity israrely understood by those outside its bounds. In fact, this is probably one of the greatest tasks confronting the apologist–to rescue Christianity from misunderstandings.



Suffering does not call into question the "big picture" of the Christian faith. It reminds us that we do not see the whole picture, and are thus unable to fit all of the pieces neatly into place.

Suffering does not call into question the "big picture" of the Christian faith. It reminds us that we do not see the whole picture, and are thus unable to fit all of the pieces neatly into place.



Our present world contains clues...to another world-a world which we can begin to experience now, but will only know in all its fullness at the end of things.

Our present world contains clues...to another world-a world which we can begin to experience now, but will only know in all its fullness at the end of things.



Rational argument does not create belief, but it maintains a climate in which belief may flourish.

Rational argument does not create belief, but it maintains a climate in which belief may flourish.



Our desires cannot be, and were never meant to be, satisfied by earthly pleasures alone.

Our desires cannot be, and were never meant to be, satisfied by earthly pleasures alone.



The true believer is not someone who disengages from this world in order to focus on heaven, but rather the one who tries to make this world more like heaven.

The true believer is not someone who disengages from this world in order to focus on heaven, but rather the one who tries to make this world more like heaven.



We live on earth; our homeland is in heaven.

We live on earth; our homeland is in heaven.





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If a picture is worth a thousand words, then the imagination is worth a thousand pictures.



No one feels good at four in the morning.If ants feel good at four in the morning—three cheers for the ants.

No one feels good at four in the morning.If ants feel good at four in the morning—three cheers for the ants.



Bottlenecks are usually at the tops of bottles.

Bottlenecks are usually at the tops of bottles.



Talent jogs to conclusions to which Genius takes giant leaps.

Talent jogs to conclusions to which Genius takes giant leaps.



I look at is as one single entity. I dehumanize the audience. This way, I don't get nervous, you know?

I look at is as one single entity. I dehumanize the audience. This way, I don't get nervous, you know?



Just because you are blind and unable to see my beauty doesn't mean it does not exist.

Just because you are blind and unable to see my beauty doesn't mean it does not exist.



Music has no race. It appeals to everybody.

Music has no race. It appeals to everybody.



Leadership simply begins with the courage to be yourself. So everyone else can be, too.

Leadership simply begins with the courage to be yourself. So everyone else can be, too.



Tis but a base, ignoble mind That mounts no higher than a bird can soar.

Tis but a base, ignoble mind That mounts no higher than a bird can soar.



Can one serve God and one's nation in parliament?

Can one serve God and one's nation in parliament?




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