Many years ago as a seminary student studying both philosophy and theology, my family and I attended a large evangelical church in Southern California. I’ve forgotten the topic, but in the course of his sermon one Sunday morning, the pastor was discussing things that he didn’t understand from Scripture. He gave the example of the Trinity, and in essence said, “The Bible teaches it. I don’t understand it, but I believe it.” And then he moved on to something else. It was as if there was nothing significant that we could draw from this challenging but crucial doctrine of the Christian faith.

This Postmodern Realities episode is a conversation with Journal author Michael W. Austin about his 39:4 article, “Anti-Intellectualism in the Church“.

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