Dr. Craig and team, I'm writing today to thank you for your incredible work. It feels intimidating to such a renown scholar, but I felt compelled to do so. Your Reasonable Faith text, website, and podcasts have strengthened my Christian faith. You're arguments are sound, logical, and reasonable. You are never question-begging where so many others are. I'm intrigued by Richard Dawkins who really does seem to work in reverse. I'm just a routine 32 year old husband and dad of two kids living in West Michigan. As I've gotten older and look at my two children, I know I'll need to be able to 'defend' the Christian faith. I'm grateful I can 'know' the truth simply by way of the invitation to the Holy Spirit, but you're work provides rich and deep roots for the consistency and legitimacy of the Christian faith in cosmology, science, and so many other areas. Again, thank you! May God continue to bless you in your incredible apologetic work. You deserve to be proud. Blessings from West Michigan.
Hi Dr. Craig, my name is Bram Rawlings. I am 16 years old and I live in Atlanta, GA. I just ordered your book Reasonable Faith and have been enjoying while in quarantine. I just wanted to take some time to thankyou for all you have done for me. My journey into apologetics started when I was in 7th or 8th grade and my brother became an atheist. This took me by surprise, because I realized how poor my ability to show my reasons for faith was. I had just finished reading Mere Christianity by CS Lewis. After that, I moved to a very secular, liberal private school in Atlanta named Paideia. There I had my first encounters with a hostility toward "institutional religion". I found some comfort in watching videos by Jordan Peterson, but my comfort was a false one. I was almost persuaded by his attempt to reduce Christian belief to a mere reflection of archetype. But after watching all of your videos for a long time, I came to realize that I could not reconcile this reductionism with what I knew to be true. Your videos have helped reinforce my faith and also have helped me articulate the case for Christ to others. I have memorized these arguments so well that not a single person whom I have shared them with has had any substantive objection. Furthermore, I have developed an ability to anticipate the rebuttals and respond to them accordingly, because I have gone through many of your debates (Hitchens, Harris, Millican, Erhman, Atkins, Krauss, etc.) and transcribed them much in the same way that I transcribe my favorite musician's solos (I'm a guitarist). Recently I watched a video of a talk you gave at Biola University where you described your journey from high school to Wheaton College to becoming the prominent philosopher you've become. I have gotten much encouragement from understanding how the Holy Spirit led you to where you are. I have learned to build up the Holy Spirit in my life everyday and so that he will guide me in choosing a career path. Currently I am torn between going into ministry and going into music. Thankyou again for all that you've done for me. I hope to see one of your talks someday, but I don't see a scedule on reasonablefaith.org. If you are speaking in Atlanta anytime soon I will do everything I can to come. Sincerely,
Dear Mr. Craig Hello, my name is Parker Lipetska and I am an 18 year old high-school student from Lubbock, Tx. I wanted to extend a thank you for your work and how it has influenced and impacted my life. I was converted at the age of 17 and beforehand your videos helped me in a time of serious doubt about the existence of God. Your apologetic work drew me to the conclusion that God is real and Christianity is the Truth. I greatly enjoy watching your videos and debates and they have proved very fruitful for my soul. I want to say thank you again and I hope this encourages you to keep advancing the kingdom of God. From your brother in Christ,
Dr. Craig, I simply wanted to express my deepest gratitude for your influence in my life and ministry. I am a Southern Baptist pastor in a small town in Mississippi and have, since I was young, been extremely inquisitive. About 5 or 6 years ago, a friend told me about your debates and I began watching them one day when I was sick and had time to watch them. Then, about two years ago, I discovered your podcast and have been listening faithfully ever since! Your work scratches that "inquisitive itch" that I have always possessed! I've read your book, "Reasonable Faith", as well as other books in which you've written articles like "Jesus Under Fire" and works discussing the different approaches to apologetics. I've also been introduced to a world of other apologetics organizations and resources like Hugh Ross's "Reasons to Believe", Justin Brierley's "Unbelievable" podcast, and "The Veritas Forum". I cannot adequately express the value that these resources, especially the "Reasonable Faith" organization, have given to both my ministry and to my personal effort to love God with all of my mind. My faith has been strengthened and I have been better equipped to prepare our congregation, especially the college students, to deal with the attacks that will come against their faith. The congregation has heard sermons on "The Absurdity of Life Without God", the different cosmological arguments, the "Problem of Evil", and the historical reliability of both the Gospels and the Resurrection - just to mention a few. I never miss an opportunity to discuss an apologetics issue when, as I am preaching through passages or books, the issues arise. I also use your "Defenders" class podcasts and transcripts like I would a systematic theology textbook in preparing sermons (I recently did this in preparation for discussing the Atonement in Hebrews 2:5-18). I have also personally benefitted from your work as an insatiable love for learning has been awakened in me. You often comment that an interest in apologetics leads to an interest in learning and reading in general, and this has definitely been my testimony. When I finished my Master of Divinity degree, I never thought I would pursue any further education, but as a result of your work, and others like it, I have recently begun looking into Ph.D programs in Philosophy and/or Apologetics at seminaries around the country. The most important consequence of your work for me, though, is that I am better equipped to transmit the faith to my two girls (now 3 years and 3 weeks old) in such a way that they will not waiver when it is challenged! In short, you tell a story about how, after seeing a particular evangelical speaker lead thousands to Christ through a more "existential" method, you wondered if all of your scholarly work was in vain. You then had a friend tell you that one day, all of the people who came to Christ at those conferences would need what you had to offer. I am one such person. Thank you so much! And keep up the good work! In Christ,
I wanted to write to you to express my love for Dr. Craig and for all of you at Reasonable Faith. I also wanted to express my thanks for all of your very excellent DVDs that I was able to acquire through Biola University. Not only have these helped to establish and strengthen my faith, but they have also helped me to share that faith with others, including family, friends and strangers.