Today I had an interesting lunch with Andy Carver, all-around cool guy and former congressional candidate (Libertarian). He’s working on his Ph.D. in Management, Science, and Engineering. He also drives a really nice motorcycle.
Anyway, we had lunch to talk about God. Andy is somewhere in the agnostic realm (he thinks there’s probably something out there, but despairs of knowing exactly what it is–he’s just doesn’t see how you can choose between the major world religions).
We talked for about 2 or 3 hours. We’ll have to get together again sometime soon, we both seemed to really enjoy ourselves!
Here’s the thumbnail version of my half of our discussion:
Why choose Christianity?
1) God exists
2) God is good
3) God has revealed Himself in Jesus
4) The Bible is God’s trustworthy message
We spent a lot of time talking about the different reasons I find each tenet plausible (and have in fact chosen to base my life upon them).
At the end, Andy allowed me to pray a simple prayer for him: God, I know you love Andy. Please reveal yourself to him in a way that makes sense to him and is persuasive to him. Bless him in his studies, in his relationship with Glo, and in everything else he puts his hand to. In Jesus name, Amen. He seemed to genuinely appreciate it.
Towards the end of our conversation I asked his permission to make a little posting about our meeting. He granted it, and you just finished reading the result.