Questioning Based on Ideas
Rather than Personalities

I.  Outline of the standard in Philosophy of Religion and Ideas.

I.  The Logic of Reason.

1. Necessity of Philosophy.
2. Faith and Reason.
3. Possibility of Truth.
4. Mystery of Knowledge.
5. Nature of Evidence.

II.  Theistic Realism.
  1.  Theistic Hypothesis.
  2.  Evidence of Scientific Experience.
  3.  Evidence of Moral Experience.
  4.  Evidence of Aesthetic Experience.
5. Evidence of Historical Experience.
6. Evidence  of Religious Experience.

III.   Challenges to Faith.
IV.   Enduring Problems.
V.   Summation.

1.  God.
2.  Freedom.
3.  Immortality.


































II.  Uses of the Past and Intellectual Honesty in order to share
more than emotions or what we want to be so.

  1.  Some Wisdom from the Past.

"Be not such a wiseacre as to think you have nothing to learn
from the past."  Charles Spurgeon in LECTURES TO MY
STUDENTS.

  2.  Like language, history, and American thought, some
objectivity is required lest history and philosophy and religion
be re-written.  This is the substance of culture and education.

 3.  If you desire to vent your frustrations, see your
psychologist or chaplain; if you want to share in public then
remain objective and on ideas.

IV.  This is the introduction to a New Series of Sessions
entitled a Survey of POR based on the outline of Trueblood.
{Currently in development and will be available each topic on a
separate web page when you notice it underlined which is the
link to that topic and page.

"The purpose of this book is to develop and to expound the
essentials of a philosophy which enables men and women of
this century to be both intellectually honest and sincerely
devote."
 Elton Trueblood in the Preface

1.  Necessity of Philosophy.
2.  Faith and Reason.
3.  Possibility of Truth.
4.  Mystery of Knowledge.
5.  Nature of Evidence.

NOTE:  The survey outline is to be continued based on
continuing dialog and time to develop.  Almost all that will
listen are worth the time!