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A Preference for Facts

Faith and reason are not mutually exclusive. In fact, faith based on rational evidence has been a part of the study of theology for hundreds of years. This sermon discusses the use of logic in philosophy in the study of probability, and references Bayes’ Theorem, (Thomas Bayes was a Presbyterian minister!) as we apply critical thinking to our religious beliefs. Progressives are forever finding it necessary to give up false certainty in favor of a more honest uncertainty. Bayes’ Theorem helps us to quantify the degree to which we should grant probability to any religious conviction. It is a tad complicated for a Sunday morning sermon but unless you have done probability analysis in grad school, you will learn something new from this talk.

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Dr. Roger L. Ray
pastor, The Emerging Church
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