Mystery and Faith

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January 25, 2012 Tags: Pastoral Voices

Today's video features Michael Ramsden. Please note the views expressed here are those of the author, not necessarily of The BioLogos Foundation. You can read more about what we believe here.

Today's video features Michael Ramsden of the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics and is courtesy of filmmaker Ryan Pettey, director/editor of Satellite Pictures.

In today’s video, Michael Ramsden discusses the importance and meaning of mystery in the Bible. It does not come from ignorance, as the word is often used in modern times, but rather it is mystery born out of insight and wonder, one that is informed by understanding the world around us. As Ramsden notes, Jesus’ use of children to describe the nature of faith isn’t meant to emphasize their ignorance, but rather their sense of trust for those who love them. Likewise, we should not be afraid to search out answers, as if knowledge will lessen our faith in God. Rather we should trust that our explorations will only strengthen our understanding in Him.

Commentary written by the BioLogos editorial team.


Michael Ramsden has been European Director of RZIM Zacharias Trust since its foundation in 1997. He also is Director of the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics and Lecturer in Christian Apologetics at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford. While at Sheffield University doing research in Law and Economics, Michael taught Moral Philosophy and lectured for the International Seminar on Jurisprudence and Human Rights in Strasbourg. He has been invited to lecture to a variety of groups including the White House staff in Washington, D.C., leaders at NATO HQ in Brussels and members of the European Parliament.


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George Bernard Murphy - #67408

January 28th 2012

Galileo had a belief that the bible was infalible but “recondite”.

 It was NOT immediately accessible to the uneducated mind BUT IT WAS INFALLIBLE.

Papalinton - #67427

January 30th 2012

“Galileo had a belief that the bible was infalible but “recondite”.

 It was NOT immediately accessible to the uneducated mind BUT IT WAS INFALLIBLE.”

Documentation, please.

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