This is a sermon I preached yesterday at McKernan Baptist Church in Edmonton as part of their “Questions from the Neighborhood?” series. At the beginning I note that the most common objection I’ve encountered toward Christianity concerns the problem of evil. But the second most common objection is that Christianity demands faith at the expense of evidence, that it commends blind assent rather than careful reason. Hence the question, Does faith make sense?
In response, I point out that on the contrary, Christianity is based on evidence right back to the life and ministry of Jesus and his earlier followers. They were always concerned to ground faith — that is, trust — in the right kind of evidence. And so should we.